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Alex is a 8 year old student from Kenya who needs $998 to fund an elbow fracture repair.

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March 17, 2020

Alex is a second grade student from Kenya. He is the second born in a family of three chidlren. Our medical partner came to learn that Alex and his siblings stay with their grandfather, who is a widower; he helps to feed them, clean them, and prepare them for school every day. Alex’s father separated from his mother and she subsequently left him with their three children. Having challenges with alcoholism, Alex’s father could not care for them and so their grandfather decided to take the children to his house and tend for them. Alex’s grandfather does hawking for a living; selling artificial flowers with little income.

In December 2019, Alex fell while playing on the bed and sustained closed fracture left elbow joint. He is in pain and cannot use his hand freely.

Fortunately, surgeons at our medical partner can help. On March 18th, Alex will undergo a fracture repair procedure, called an open reduction and internal fixation. This procedure will allow him heal and not develop a deformity. Now, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $998 to fund this procedure.

“I look at this child and would not like to see him with a deformed hand. May God touch those people of Watsi to help him and I will appreciate it,” said Alex’s grandfather.

Alex is a second grade student from Kenya. He is the second born in a family of three chidlren. Our medical partner came to learn that Alex ...

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Alex's Timeline

  • March 17, 2020
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Alex was submitted by Joan Kadagaya, Curative Medical Support Program-Partner Representative at African Mission Healthcare, our medical partner in Kenya.

  • March 18, 2020
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Alex received treatment at Nazareth Hospital. Medical partners often provide care to patients accepted by Watsi before those patients are fully funded, operating under the guarantee that the cost of care will be paid for by donors.

  • March 18, 2020
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Alex's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • May 30, 2020
    AWAITING UPDATE

    Awaiting Alex's treatment update from African Mission Healthcare.

  • TODAY
    AWAITING FUNDING

    Alex is currently raising funds for his treatment.

Funded by 14 donors

Funded by 14 donors

Treatment
Nazareth - ORIF
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $998 for Alex's treatment
Hospital Fees
$458
Medical Staff
$0
Medication
$26
Supplies
$379
Labs
$104
Radiology
$31

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