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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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Ni

Ni lives with her mother & four siblings in Yangon, Burma. Her two younger sisters work in a clothing factory, while her mother and one brother are homemakers. Her other brother works as a driver assistant. Ni works in a factory that produces alcohol and in her free time, she enjoys watching television with her family. She also enjoys teaching English to their neighbor's children on the weekends. In July 2019, Ni started to experience chest pain and difficulty breathing. She went to a hospital in Yangon and was told she might have a problem with her kidney. When she did not feel any better after taking medication for a month, she went to another hospital in Yangon. She received multiple diagnostic tests and was told that her kidney is healthy but she has a heart condition. After receiving an echocardiogram, she was diagnosed with atrial septal defect (ASD). The doctor told her she would need heart surgery, but Ni told the doctor she could not afford to pay for it. Ni received medication and went back home. Unfortunately, she was unable to go back to the hospital for follow up because the hospital closed after the country's military coup. Due to the deteriorating security condition in their area, Ni’s family decided to go back to their village near Mandalay. Around her village, she could not find a pharmacy that sold her medication. When her family finally traveled back to Yangon she was feeling better and decided not to purchase more of the special medication she needed. Then in January, Ni felt like she could not breathe well, and experienced chest pain and rapid breathing again. She went to a hospital, where the doctor referred her to Pun Hlaing Hospital. After she undergoing more diagnostic tests, the doctor told her she would need to receive surgery costing 9,000,000 kyats (approx. $9,000 USD). When she told the doctor she could not afford to pay for it, the doctor gave her the phone number of a nurse who may be able to help. When Ni called the nurse, the nurse told her about our medical partner Burma Children Medical Fund (BCMF) who is now helping Ni access treatment. On March 13th she will undergo cardiac surgery to close the Atrial Septal Defect. Currently, Ni has chest pain and difficulty breathing. Sometimes, she has rapid breathing at night. She cannot sleep well because she is always worried about her condition. Ni shared, "I am very scared to receive surgery but if I do not receive this treatment, I will not live a long life. I am so happy to receive treatment and I would like to say thank you so much to all the donors."

81% funded

81%funded
$1,218raised
$282to go

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