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Success! Julius from Kenya raised $1,049 to fund a fracture repair procedure so he can walk and work again.

Julius
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Fully funded
Julius's treatment was fully funded on April 27, 2022.

Photo of Julius post-operation

May 9, 2022

Julius underwent a fracture repair procedure so he can walk and work again.

Julius’s surgery was a success, and he is recovering well! Our medical partner shared that every time they checked in on Julius, he had a huge smile and expressed his happiness with the results, as he used to believe he would never walk again. As Julius continues to recover, he’ll regain the ability to walk, which will allow him to return to his work in construction.

Julius shared, “I am grateful and hopeful that soon, as my leg heals, I will go back to my job and sustain myself. My gratitude to the sponsors and the hospital. Everyone I met was helpful.”

Julius’s surgery was a success, and he is recovering well! Our medical partner shared that every time they checked in on Julius, he had a hu...

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February 4, 2022

Julius is a 44-year-old man with two children. Before the COVID-19 pandemic, Julius used to buy old clothes to sell, but the business was so greatly affected by the pandemic that he has had to search for other work to survive. He now takes on labor jobs at construction sites.

Julius was in a hit-and-run accident where a driver lost control of the vehicle and hit him while walking along the side path. Julius was thrown over the car and sustained an open fracture on his left leg. As a result, he is experiencing pain and is at risk of developing an infection or malunion, which occurs when a fractured bone heals in an abnormal position.

Fortunately, surgeons at our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare (AMH), can help Julius heal. On February 7th, he will undergo a fracture repair procedure known as an open reduction and internal fixation. After surgery, Julius will no longer be in pain, and he will be able to walk and work again. AMH is requesting $1,049 to fund this procedure.

Julius shared, “I depend on my legs because, for construction work, you have to climb. However, I thank God I am alive. I kindly request help so that my leg can get well. I can then go back to my hustles and sustain myself.”

Julius is a 44-year-old man with two children. Before the COVID-19 pandemic, Julius used to buy old clothes to sell, but the business was so...

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Julius's Timeline

  • February 4, 2022
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Julius was submitted by Beatrice Njoroge, Curative Medical Support Program Coordinator at African Mission Healthcare.

  • February 7, 2022
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Julius 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 7, 2022
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Julius's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • April 27, 2022
    FULLY FUNDED

    Julius's treatment was fully funded.

  • May 9, 2022
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Julius's treatment was successful. Read the update.

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

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