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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.

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 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, “It 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 don’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.”

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.

“I 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 can’t imagine seeing these metal bars removed from my leg and walking again, even if by crutches,” 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, our medical partner in Kenya.

  • May 01, 2020
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    John's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • May 11, 2020
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    John received treatment at Nazareth 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.

  • July 02, 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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Liam

Liam is a 5-year-old boy from Kenya. He was born spina bifida and clubfoot. A few days after his birth, the doctor also noticed that his testicles had yet to descend. At the time, this was not a major concern because it sometimes takes a while for this to occur. Liam's mom was told to bring him back in five years if this did not happen. In the meantime, Liam underwent treatment for his other birth defects. Four years down the line, only one of Liam's testicles had descended, so Liam's mom brought him to Watsi's Partner Care Center BethanyKids Hospital for examination in 2019. Upon review, Liam was diagnosed with cryptorchidism, a condition in which one or both of the testicles remains undescended. If left untreated, Liam has an increased risk of developing hernias, testicular cancer, and fertility problems in the future. Doctors recommended he undergo surgery, to be covered by the National Health Insurance Fund (NHIF). The NHIF request was approved, but not approved at a level to cover all of Liam's treatment. Liam's mom decided to wait until she could raise more funds, but unfortunately the NHIF approval expired three months later without her knowledge. One year later, one of BethanyKids' social workers reviewed a list of patients and saw that Liam still had yet to receive treatment. Liam’s mother has not been able to raise the required amount for her son’s surgery through their friends and family. Liam’s father passed away when he was three weeks old. Having lost the breadwinner of the family, Liam's mother had to work hard to support them. Before the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic, Liam’s mother had found a job as a nursery school teacher. However, the job only lasted for three months until the school closed down due to the pandemic. When the schools reopened, she was not able to go to work because Liam was not accepted again in the school he used to attend. She is appealing for financial help. Liam will be receiving assistance from our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation (AMHF). Fortunately, he is scheduled to undergo corrective surgery on February 8th. AMHF is requesting $561 to cover the total cost of his procedure and care. Liam’s mother shared, “Through the years since Liam was born, I have never given up on him. He has undergone several surgeries and God has always provided. Even in the upcoming surgery, I am very hopeful that Liam will be treated.”

32% funded

32%funded
$185raised
$376to go

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