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Success! Dismas from Kenya raised $801 to fund a fracture repair procedure on his left hand.

Dismas
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$801
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Fully funded
Dismas's treatment was fully funded on April 26, 2021.

Photo of Dismas post-operation

May 17, 2021

Dismas underwent a fracture repair procedure on his left hand.

After suffering injuries to his left hand following a motorcycle accident, 26-year-old Dismas underwent successful surgery.

After surgery, Dismas shared the freedom he felt from all his previous worries. Dismas explained that prior to the surgery, it was difficult to move his thumb and use his hand, however now, he is able to see the results of the surgery and the improvement of his life. Dismas is very proud to show off the movement in his fingers and is constantly admiring his hand.

Dismas will come to the hospital; for follow up checkups and later begin physiotherapy exercises to bring full movement back.

Dismas shared with us, “I could not afford to pay the hospital fees, I am really grateful for this opportunity. I’m looking forward to resuming my day-to-day work and continue providing for my family.”

After suffering injuries to his left hand following a motorcycle accident, 26-year-old Dismas underwent successful surgery. After surger...

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April 22, 2021

Dismas is a 26-year-old man who is very talkative and cheerful. Dismas works as a laborer getting jobs where he can and was employed recently to take care of a household in his small town. His parents passed away when he was young, so he stayed with his uncle when he was growing up. After he completed his schooling, Dismas joined a polytechnic program to pursue skills in plumbing. Dismas was married in 2017 and now has two children.

On April 19th, Dismas presented to the hospital with a history of pain on his left thumb joint following a motorcycle accident. Dismas was a passenger on the motorcycle, which lost control and fell over. He also sustained wound lacerations on his face. After being reviewed by clinicians and undergoing an X-Ray, doctors confirmed he had left thumb metacarpophalangeal dislocation. Surgeons attempted to do a closed reduction surgery, but it was unsuccessful. Dismas was then planned for an open reduction and external fixation procedure to fix his painful dislocation.

Unfortunately, Dismas cannot afford the cost of his care. He works hard to make ends meet and support his family. Dismas appeals for financial support for the treatment he needs.

Fortunately, he is scheduled to undergo an open reduction and external fixation surgery on April 23rd. Our medical partner African Mission Healthcare is requesting $801 to cover the total cost of his procedure and care. Once recovered, he will be free of pain and will be able to move and use his hand comfortably again.

Dismas shared, “It’s barely been a month since I was employed and we have just re-united with my family. My hope is to get treated so that I can resume work, and continue supporting my family and be together with them.”

Dismas is a 26-year-old man who is very talkative and cheerful. Dismas works as a laborer getting jobs where he can and was employed recentl...

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Dismas's Timeline

  • April 22, 2021
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • April 23, 2021
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Dismas received treatment at AIC Kapsowar 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.

  • April 26, 2021
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Dismas's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • April 26, 2021
    FULLY FUNDED

    Dismas's treatment was fully funded.

  • May 17, 2021
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Dismas's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 5 donors

Funded by 5 donors

Treatment
Open Reduction and External Fixation (OREF)
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $801 for Dismas's treatment
Hospital Fees
$203
Medical Staff
$253
Medication
$52
Supplies
$229
Labs
$13
Radiology
$13
Other
$38

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$930raised
$570to go

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