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Success! John from Kenya raised $998 to fund a leg fracture repair.

John
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  • $998 raised, $0 to go
$998
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
John's treatment was fully funded on December 17, 2020.

Photo of John post-operation

July 2, 2020

John underwent a leg fracture repair.

Johnโ€™s surgery was successful! After a whole year with an external fixator, John has finally had it removed. It was such a great relief to John and even though he is still experiencing some pain, he is all smiles. He is in the ward and doing well with physiotherapy. It was like a miracle for John to see himself stand up with support! Before, he was bedridden. He is no longer at risk of losing his leg and now hopes that he will be able to walk again.

John was at a loss of words when he shared, โ€œIt is like a miracle to see myself out of bed and with no pain after one year of agony. My legs feel so relieved after the metal bars were removed. I donโ€™t know how to thank you but I pray to God to bless everyone that has assisted me. I am confident that in due course I will be able to walk on my own again.โ€

John's surgery was successful! After a whole year with an external fixator, John has finally had it removed. It was such a great relief to J...

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April 29, 2020

John is a casual laborer from Kenya and the oldest of three children in his family with a single mother. John is currenrtly unemployed and previously he did some casual work at a bus stage: to help fill passengers for a small daily wage. His mother does casual work like cleaning clothes for neighbors and any other job available.

On 4th April 2019 John was hit by a vehicle that lost control and met him on the side of the road. He sustained injuries to both legs. He was taken to a nearby hospital and x-rays showed he had closed fracture head of femur left leg and open fracture right tibia. Through the earlier support of friends and neighbors, he had an open reduction and internal fixation (ORIF) surgery on the left side and external fixator on his right leg.

Unfortunately even after the wound was healed his family could not afford another ORIF surgery which is much needed. Doctors are concerned that if not treated soon, John may get sepsis in his bones and may never be able to use his legs again.

Fortunately, surgeons at our medical partner can help. On May 5th, John will undergo an ORIF fracture repair procedure. We hope with treatment, he will regain normal use of his legs and that an infection will also be avoided. Now, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $998 to fund this procedure.

โ€œI have suffered a whole year in bed and pain that seems to have no end. I really plead for support and God will bless you. I canโ€™t imagine seeing these metal bars removed from my leg and walking again, even if by crutches,โ€ says John.

John is a casual laborer from Kenya and the oldest of three children in his family with a single mother. John is currenrtly unemployed and p...

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John's Timeline

  • April 29, 2020
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    John was submitted by Robert Kariuki, Process Coordinator at African Mission Healthcare.

  • May 1, 2020
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    John's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • May 11, 2020
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    John 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.

  • July 2, 2020
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    John's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • December 17, 2020
    FULLY FUNDED

    John's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 26 donors

Funded by 26 donors

Treatment
Nazareth - ORIF
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $998 for John's treatment
Hospital Fees
$458
Medical Staff
$0
Medication
$26
Supplies
$379
Labs
$104
Radiology
$31

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Thidar

Thidar is a 30-year-old woman who lives with her son, husband, parents in-law, brother-in-law, and sister-in-law in Burma. She, her husband, and her mother-in-law grow rice, beans, and sesame on their farm. During her free time, Thidar enjoys growing flowers and vegetables around her house. Ten years ago, after Thidar gave birth to her son, she began to experience troubling symptoms. These included chest pains and a rapid heartbeat. When visiting a clinic, medics determined that she has a heart condition. To help her condition and alleviate her symptoms, Thidar took medication regularly. However, she ran out of oral medication at the start of this year. This was a problem because medics at her local clinic were protesting against the February 2021 coup, so the clinic was closed. She also could not go to a different clinic because the military had many checkpoints around the nearest town at the time, and she was too scared to pass them. Months later, after experiencing exhaustion, a rapid heartbeat, painful and swollen joints, and a loss in appetite, Thidar was able to seek medical care and receive medication. Following the advice of a medic at the clinic, she eventually visited a hospital. There, she received an X-rays scan and an echocardiogram, which determined that Thidar has a heart disease requiring surgery. Due to financial constraints, she and her husband could not fund the needed procedure and had to return home with Thidar still experiencing the same troubling symptoms as before. Fortunately, our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund, is helping Thidar finally receive treatment. On July 22nd, surgeons will perform double valve replacement cardiac surgery. This procedure will hopefully alleviate her symptoms and allow her to live more comfortably and confidently. Now, Thidar and her family need help funding this $1,500 procedure. Thidar says, โ€œI feel very sad and I want to cry because I have no money to pay for my surgery cost. My mother and husband had to borrow money with interest [to pay for some of my medical fees]. I am also worried that I cannot work and support my son. Now, I am very happy that my surgery cost will be supported. I am thankful to all the donors and the organization.โ€

60% funded

60%funded
$910raised
$589to go

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