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Success! Fred from Kenya raised $1,500 for fracture repair surgery so he can walk and work again.

Fred
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  • $1,500 raised, $0 to go
$1,500
raised
$0
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Fully funded
Fred's treatment was fully funded on November 30, 2021.

Photo of Fred post-operation

December 14, 2021

Fred underwent fracture repair surgery so he can walk and work again.

When he arrived at the hospital, Fred was in pain and unable to walk. This is after he was involved in a road traffic accident and sustained multiple fractures. Fred underwent surgery with the orthopedic team and all went well. Fred’s joy was written all over his face and he hopes he will be on his feet soon to continue with his normal routines.

Fred says, “I cannot thank you enough. I am happy beyond words. I am also hopeful that I will walk well soon and be able to use my leg since I depend on them to work. I can’t wait to fulfill my promise to see my brother through college and support my parents who are now older.”

When he arrived at the hospital, Fred was in pain and unable to walk. This is after he was involved in a road traffic accident and sustained...

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August 24, 2021

Fred is a motorbike delivery man from Kenya. He is the last born in a family of five. Fred recently got a job in Nairobi making deliveries using a motorbike. He has only been working for two months at his job. On average, he can make $4 a day. The single young man lives in an apartment costing $30 a month. He does not have active medical insurance coverage do to the cost. His parents are small-scale farmers who grow food crops for home-use on their half an acre piece of land in Kisii. Fred’s parents rely on him for upkeep and income since not all his siblings have jobs.

To save money, he had travelled to his ancestral home in Kisii (about 500 km from Nairobi) to visit his elderly parents using his work motorbike. He was involved in an accident along Maai Maihiu road while going back to Nairobi. A personal car was on the wrong side of the narrow road and unfortunately hit him. He was rushed to Kijabe Hospital as an emergency case and admitted right away. X-rays revealed that he has a midshaft fracture femur, distal fibular fracture, ulna styloid fracture, Scaphoid fracture, and fracture of his finger.. The Orthopedic team has recommended right femur and right distal tibia fracture repair surgery. He is currently unable to walk or use his right leg and arm.

Fortunately, surgeons at our medical partner can help. On August 25th, Fred will undergo a fracture repair procedure, called an open reduction and internal fixation. He will be able to walk again and use his arm again Now, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $1,500 to fund this procedure.

Fred says, “I am young and have a life to lead, I cannot lose my leg. I recently started working with high hopes for my future and supporting my elderly parents. I also promised my brother to pay for his college fees. Sadly, I now cannot walk or use my legs”.

Fred is a motorbike delivery man from Kenya. He is the last born in a family of five. Fred recently got a job in Nairobi making deliveries u...

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Fred's Timeline

  • August 24, 2021
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Fred was submitted by Joan Kadagaya, Curative Medical Support Program-Partner Representative at African Mission Healthcare.

  • August 25, 2021
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Fred's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • August 26, 2021
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Fred received treatment at AIC Kijabe Hospital in Kenya. 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.

  • November 30, 2021
    FULLY FUNDED

    Fred's treatment was fully funded.

  • December 14, 2021
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Fred's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 22 donors

Funded by 22 donors

Treatment
ORIF Non Hip - Complex
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $1,593 for Fred's treatment
Subsidies fund $93 and Watsi raises the remaining $1,500
Hospital Fees
$1,043
Medical Staff
$77
Medication
$105
Supplies
$239
Labs
$13
Radiology
$40
Other
$76

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