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Success! Patrick from Kenya raised $1,500 to fund spinal surgery.

Patrick
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  • $1,500 raised, $0 to go
$1,500
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Patrick's treatment was fully funded on December 12, 2018.

Photo of Patrick post-operation

December 4, 2018

Patrick underwent spinal surgery.

Patrick received a successful surgery in our medical partner’s facility. He is recuperating well.

Patrick says, “I am grateful for the support give and with my ability to walk, I hope that soon I will resume my duties normally and provide for my family.”

Patrick received a successful surgery in our medical partner's facility. He is recuperating well. Patrick says, “I am grateful for the s...

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November 19, 2018

Patrick is a father of four children from Kenya. He lives with his son, who is a laborer and supports him. His other children live with their grandfather.

In 2007, Patrick was in a road accident and sustained only minor injuries. However, a spinal problem emerged ten years later when his cervical spine started developing problems. He had to stop working as a driver due to the condition. He complained of back pain and numbness in his limbs. He managed the pain with pain medication but soon realized that the condition was worsening.

In May, Patrick underwent an MRI. He was diagnosed with cervical myelopathy, a degenerative condition caused by spinal compression and characterized by hand clumsiness and gait imbalance. Now, he needs to undergo a spinal fusion and decompression surgery. If not treated, he risks developing total disability.

Fortunately, surgery is scheduled for November 20. He needs help raising $1,500 to fund the procedure.

Patrick says, “My hope is to be treated, and regain my ability to earn and provide for my children. I am really suffering and I hope to fully recover.”

Patrick is a father of four children from Kenya. He lives with his son, who is a laborer and supports him. His other children live with thei...

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Patrick's Timeline

  • November 19, 2018
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Patrick was submitted by Joan Kadagaya, Curative Medical Support Program-Partner Representative at African Mission Healthcare Foundation, our medical partner in Kenya.

  • November 20, 2018
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Patrick received treatment at AIC Kijabe Hospital. 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 20, 2018
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Patrick's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • December 04, 2018
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Patrick's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • December 12, 2018
    FULLY FUNDED

    Patrick's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 30 donors

Funded by 30 donors

Treatment
Spinal Fusion
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $3,090 for Patrick's treatment
Subsidies fund $1,590 and Watsi raises the remaining $1,500
Hospital Fees
$2,476
Medical Staff
$0
Medication
$107
Supplies
$0
Labs
$112
Other
$395

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U Chit

U Chit is a 55-year-old man from Myawaddy Township, Karen State, Burma. He divorced his wife seven years ago and has two daughters and three sons. His youngest daughter lives with his ex-wife in Yangon and their other children live in Myawaddy Township. In March 2019, he entered into monkhood. Now, he receives alms from laypeople and from his children. In February 2019, U Chit began to experience back pain and a burning sensation when urinating. To treat his symptoms, he bought medication from a nearby pharmacy. However, after taking the medicine, he did not feel any better. He later went to a local clinic where he received more medication for his symptoms. They suggested that he go to Myawadday Hospital to receive an ultrasound scan. However, he did not go to the hospital because he did not think he would be able to pay for the cost of the scan. Instead, he continued taking the medicine that the doctor had prescribed. Unfortunately, his pain when urinating did not get better. Finally, U Chit decided to visit Mae Tao Clinic (MTC), where he got his hernia treated four years ago, to seek treatment. U Chit arrived at MTC on April 24th, 2019, where an ultrasound scan revealed that he had a bladder stone. The next day, he was sent to Mae Sot Hospital (MSH) where he received an injection and oral medication. On May 16th, 2019, he received an Intravenous Pyelogram (IVP) test for further investigation. After the IVP test, the doctor told him that he requires surgery and is scheduled for 20th November 2019. Currently, U Chit experiences back pain and he continues to feel a burning sensation when urinating. Aside from his concerns about his condition, he is worried about financial problems because he is a monk and does not have a regular income. U Chit likes reading Buddhist texts and newspapers in his free time. He said, “I want to cure my condition as soon as possible and I would like to focus on religious activities. After I am cured, I also would like to help find treatment for my daughter who has suffered from a stroke.”

51% funded

51%funded
$775raised
$725to go

Meet another patient you can support

100% of your donation funds life-changing surgery.

U Chit

U Chit is a 55-year-old man from Myawaddy Township, Karen State, Burma. He divorced his wife seven years ago and has two daughters and three sons. His youngest daughter lives with his ex-wife in Yangon and their other children live in Myawaddy Township. In March 2019, he entered into monkhood. Now, he receives alms from laypeople and from his children. In February 2019, U Chit began to experience back pain and a burning sensation when urinating. To treat his symptoms, he bought medication from a nearby pharmacy. However, after taking the medicine, he did not feel any better. He later went to a local clinic where he received more medication for his symptoms. They suggested that he go to Myawadday Hospital to receive an ultrasound scan. However, he did not go to the hospital because he did not think he would be able to pay for the cost of the scan. Instead, he continued taking the medicine that the doctor had prescribed. Unfortunately, his pain when urinating did not get better. Finally, U Chit decided to visit Mae Tao Clinic (MTC), where he got his hernia treated four years ago, to seek treatment. U Chit arrived at MTC on April 24th, 2019, where an ultrasound scan revealed that he had a bladder stone. The next day, he was sent to Mae Sot Hospital (MSH) where he received an injection and oral medication. On May 16th, 2019, he received an Intravenous Pyelogram (IVP) test for further investigation. After the IVP test, the doctor told him that he requires surgery and is scheduled for 20th November 2019. Currently, U Chit experiences back pain and he continues to feel a burning sensation when urinating. Aside from his concerns about his condition, he is worried about financial problems because he is a monk and does not have a regular income. U Chit likes reading Buddhist texts and newspapers in his free time. He said, “I want to cure my condition as soon as possible and I would like to focus on religious activities. After I am cured, I also would like to help find treatment for my daughter who has suffered from a stroke.”

51% funded

51%funded
$775raised
$725to go