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Success! Duncan from Kenya raised $1,165 to fund fracture repair follow-up surgery.

Duncan
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  • $1,165 raised, $0 to go
$1,165
raised
$0
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Fully funded
Duncan's treatment was fully funded on December 10, 2020.

Photo of Duncan post-operation

June 30, 2020

Duncan underwent fracture repair follow-up surgery.

Duncan’s surgery was successful! His surgery will enable him to use his hand once it heals and he will no longer experience any pain. His quality of life will significantly improve.

“It’s only God who can reward you for what you have done. I am grateful and on behalf of the family, God bless you for the support,” shared Duncan.

Duncan's surgery was successful! His surgery will enable him to use his hand once it heals and he will no longer experience any pain. His qu...

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April 28, 2020

Duncan is a 30-year-old young man. He is the 3rd and last born in his family. Duncan completed his studies last year and hopes to gain meaningful employment with the Kenyan government. While on his daily routine and walking through town dropping his CV, he encountered an accident on the road, and the vehicle that hit him disappeared. He was taken to Kenyatta National Hospital (the main referral hospital in Kenya) where he underwent multiple surgeries. Due to financial constraints, he was discharged without further interventions. Duncan then was able to connect with Watsi’s medical partner and received fracture treatment with Watsi donor support earlier this year.

Duncan underwent his surgery and it was successful. The treatment has helped him improve his ability to walk and be out of a wheelchair. During his follow-up appointment, the doctors have determined that unfortunately he will need to undergo another surgery to correct his proximal ulna fracture. This is because Duncan is still experiencing pain and discomfort. We are hopeful that this fracture repair surgery will finally deliver Duncan from the pain and suffering he is currently undergoing and are requesting $1,165 to cover the treatment costs.

“I’m in a lot of pain and discomfort in my right hand and any kind of support accorded to me will be highly appreciated,” Duncan expressed.

Duncan is a 30-year-old young man. He is the 3rd and last born in his family. Duncan completed his studies last year and hopes to gain meani...

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Duncan's Timeline

  • April 28, 2020
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Duncan was submitted by Robert Kariuki, Process Coordinator at African Mission Healthcare.

  • April 28, 2020
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Duncan's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • April 29, 2020
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Duncan received treatment at AIC Cure International 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.

  • June 30, 2020
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Duncan's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • December 10, 2020
    FULLY FUNDED

    Duncan's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 19 donors

Funded by 19 donors

Treatment
Angular Deformity Correction
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $1,165 for Duncan's treatment
Hospital Fees
$242
Medical Staff
$313
Medication
$179
Supplies
$347
Labs
$37
Radiology
$47

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Cho

Cho is a 50-year-old woman who lives with her husband and their three children in Burma. Cho is a homemaker, and her three children are students. However, their school is currently closed due to the ongoing political and humanitarian crisis in the country. Her husband used to work as a day labourer in Mawlamyine City but stopped working a few months ago because he was afraid of the military arresting him. To support his family, he goes fishing everyday near their village. From selling any surplus fish, he is able to earn about 100,000 kyat (approx. 100 USD) per month. This income is not enough to cover their daily needs or pay for basic health care, but they are working hard to get by. A few months ago, Cho noticed that she had a blister on her left heel. A few days later it burst and became an ulcer. Although she wanted to see a doctor, most of the public clinics and hospitals were closed, and she also could not afford to pay for treatment at them. In early September 2021, she went to a pharmacy nearby to buy medication for her diabetes but they could only provide her with painkillers and cleaning solution for the wound. At home, Cho cleaned the ulcer, but it continued to worsen. One day, her neighbour told her to go to Mawlamyine Christian Leprosy Hospital (MCLH), where she could receive affordable and good services. Cho borrowed money and went to MCLH. She was admitted on September 28th 2021, and the doctor examined her left heel and saw that her heel was swollen and that the ulcer had pus in it. The doctor then scheduled her to undergo surgery on September 30th 2021 to clean the ulcer and remove any necrotic tissue so she can heal. Our care center is requesting $694 to fund of Cho's wound debridement surgery, including her hospital stay and all other medical costs. Currently, Cho is in a lot of pain. When the temperature is cooler, especially at night, the pain worsens. If she does not take pain medication, she cannot sleep at night. Cho said, "When I heard donors may support my surgery, I felt very happy. Even though we have not met you in person, I want to thank you so much for helping me. I just want to live a healthy and happy life with my family.”

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