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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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Peter is a young boy from Kenya. Peter was diagnosed with left undescended testis in mid-2018. This is a condition where the testis cannot be felt in the scrotal sac as expected in a baby boy soon after birth. For a year now, Peter has been under her grandmother’s care. He recently began complaining of abdominal pains. Painkillers could barely ease the pain. From the nearest local clinic, ultrasound scanning revealed that Peter has a left undescended testis. The funds needed were, however, way beyond what Peter’s grandmother could raise. She resigned to fate until recently when a friend told them about the SAFE program at Kijabe hospital. Upon review in our facility, surgery was advised. If not treated, Peter is at risk of developing testicular cancer and/or inguinal hernia and potentially a testicular torsion. Peter is the third born of four children. He lives with his widowed maternal grandmother and siblings in a two-room house in Central Kenya. His parents abandoned him and his siblings and do not offer any assistance whatsoever. Peter’s grandmother has three grown children and does subsistence farming to provide just enough for her grandchildren and herself. Peter is in class one and aspires to be a pilot in future. His favorite subject is mathematics. His grandmother is appealing for help to see him get treated. Peter will be receiving assistance from our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation (AMHF). Fortunately, he is scheduled to undergo corrective surgery on September 27th. AMHF is requesting $535 to cover the total cost of his procedure and care. “I want to be a pilot when I grow up,” says Peter

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$120raised
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Meet another patient you can support

100% of your donation funds life-changing surgery.

Peter

Peter is a young boy from Kenya. Peter was diagnosed with left undescended testis in mid-2018. This is a condition where the testis cannot be felt in the scrotal sac as expected in a baby boy soon after birth. For a year now, Peter has been under her grandmother’s care. He recently began complaining of abdominal pains. Painkillers could barely ease the pain. From the nearest local clinic, ultrasound scanning revealed that Peter has a left undescended testis. The funds needed were, however, way beyond what Peter’s grandmother could raise. She resigned to fate until recently when a friend told them about the SAFE program at Kijabe hospital. Upon review in our facility, surgery was advised. If not treated, Peter is at risk of developing testicular cancer and/or inguinal hernia and potentially a testicular torsion. Peter is the third born of four children. He lives with his widowed maternal grandmother and siblings in a two-room house in Central Kenya. His parents abandoned him and his siblings and do not offer any assistance whatsoever. Peter’s grandmother has three grown children and does subsistence farming to provide just enough for her grandchildren and herself. Peter is in class one and aspires to be a pilot in future. His favorite subject is mathematics. His grandmother is appealing for help to see him get treated. Peter will be receiving assistance from our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation (AMHF). Fortunately, he is scheduled to undergo corrective surgery on September 27th. AMHF is requesting $535 to cover the total cost of his procedure and care. “I want to be a pilot when I grow up,” says Peter

22% funded

22%funded
$120raised
$415to go