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James from Kenya raised $1,049 to fund fracture surgery.

James
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$1,049
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Fully funded
James's treatment was fully funded on May 24, 2021.

Photo of James post-operation

April 2, 2021

James underwent fracture surgery.

James was to be scheduled to have an internal fixation fracture repair surgery, but when the surgeon checked the site, the sepsis had not cleared inside. So instead, the surgeon did external fixation procedure to allow for the complete clearance of the sepsis, and they plan to an internal fixation procedure once the sepsis is cleared.

James recovered well postoperatively and was able to walk with the help of crutches as he went home. James appreciated this support because of their limited family income and is hopeful that he will be back to himself soon.

James shared, “The doctor explained to me why he had to do this type of surgery, I understood since more complications would have come from the infection. I am grateful to those who assisted me to have this successful operation and pray for blessings upon you all.”

James was to be scheduled to have an internal fixation fracture repair surgery, but when the surgeon checked the site, the sepsis had not cl...

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February 10, 2021

James is a casual laborer who works hard to get any work he can. He is 34 years old and not yet married. He grew up as an orphan and has been brought up by his uncle, a small scale farmer with his own family. His mother died when he was very small, and his only sibling was a brother who also died about three years ago. Currently, James works picking tea at the neighbors’ farm.

James was injured in an accident between a vehicle and a motorbike on 24th December 2020. He was a passerby and was hit on the left leg. Upon x-ray, he was found to have a closed fracture tibia/fibula. He was admitted to the hospital and open reduction internal fixation (ORIF) surgery was performed. Unfortunately, after about two weeks, the plate dislodged and opened the skin, and it became infected. If not treated, the infection may result in amputation of his leg.

Fortunately, surgeons at our medical partner can help. On February 11th, James will undergo a new fracture repair procedure, called an open reduction and internal fixation. This procedure will help him heal well and walk easily again. Now, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $1,049 to fund this procedure.

“I am so worried because I can only cry to my Uncle. I know he cannot pay for another surgery. I kindly ask for help so that I can be well and stop depending on others,” said James.

James is a casual laborer who works hard to get any work he can. He is 34 years old and not yet married. He grew up as an orphan and has bee...

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James's Timeline

  • February 10, 2021
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • February 11, 2021
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    James received treatment at Nazareth 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.

  • February 11, 2021
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    James's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • April 2, 2021
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    We received an update on James. Read the update.

  • May 24, 2021
    FULLY FUNDED

    James's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 34 donors

Treatment
Nazareth - ORIF
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $1,049 for James's treatment
Hospital Fees
$459
Medical Staff
$0
Medication
$26
Supplies
$379
Labs
$104
Radiology
$31
Other
$50

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