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Success! Peter from Kenya raised $1,099 to fund a fracture repair.

Peter
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$1,099
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$0
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Fully funded
Peter's treatment was fully funded on June 24, 2020.

Photo of Peter post-operation

July 10, 2020

Peter underwent a fracture repair.

Peter’s desperation has turned into laughter after his successful treatment. He recovered well postoperatively and by the time he went home, he could walk with the aid of crutches. Soon, Peter will be able to walk well again and start working to try and support the family that depends on him.

“I was so desperate and was wondering what would come of my family if my leg was not treated. Now, I am very thankful and thank God for the assistance. May God bless you all. I am confident that I will soon be able to use my leg and support my family again,” shared Peter.

Peter's desperation has turned into laughter after his successful treatment. He recovered well postoperatively and by the time he went home,...

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June 7, 2020

Peter is a 53-yer-old motorbike taxi operator from Kenya. He is married and a father of five children. Three of his children are in school and the other two completed school and are staying at home. Peter has been earning their living as the breadwinner through little proceeds from motorbike driving. His wife is not employed but works in their small piece of land.

On Saturday 30th May as he was dropping a client, they were hit by a vehicle that later sped off. Peter sustained an open fracture on his tibia and fibula of the right leg. He is in pain and cannot walk on his own.

Fortunately, surgeons at our medical partner can help. On June 8th, Peter will undergo a fracture repair procedure, called an open reduction and internal fixation. This treatment will help his leg to heal well and he will no longer be in pain. He will also be able to work again and care for his family. Now, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $1,099 to fund this procedure.

“I am desperate and being the breadwinner I really need my leg back. I will be very grateful to be assisted to have this surgery so that soon I can be able to walk again and take care of my family,” said Peter.

Peter is a 53-yer-old motorbike taxi operator from Kenya. He is married and a father of five children. Three of his children are in school a...

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Peter's Timeline

  • June 7, 2020
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • June 08, 2020
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Peter 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.

  • June 08, 2020
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Peter's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • June 24, 2020
    FULLY FUNDED

    Peter's treatment was fully funded.

  • July 10, 2020
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Peter's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 1 donor

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Funded by 1 donor

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Treatment
Nazareth - ORIF
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $1,099 for Peter's treatment
Hospital Fees
$559
Medical Staff
$0
Medication
$26
Supplies
$379
Labs
$104
Radiology
$31

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Dickens

In 2018, Dickens’ mother gave birth to him on her way to the hospital. Upon arrival at the hospital, they were reviewed then discharged home on the same day. But, the next day Dickens’ mother noticed that his stomach had started to swell. She rushed him to the nearby facility and Dickens was diagnosed with anorectal malformation. They were then referred to another facility in Kisumu where a colostomy was put. When it was time for Dickens' second surgery, his mother took him to the same facility where the first surgery was done, but nothing was done. Dickens’ mother kept on visiting the facility to seek treatment for her son, and still nothing was done. She shared that a few months down the line, a friend learnt about Dickens' condition and he advised them to come to Watsi's Medical Partner Care Center Bethany Kids Hospital. Upon arrival, Dickens was examined and emergency surgery was scheduled for the next day. Just before Dickens was born, his father passed away. Both of his parents were casual laborers and would do any work that they came across to provide for their family of five. After his birth, his mother has not been able to look for work and relies on her parents-in-law. She now has to stay at home and take care of Dickens because of his medical condition. Dickens’ grandfather is a farmer and mostly sells his produce to earn a living. With Dickens surgery planned, the family is not able to raise any money to cater for the cost and his mother is appealing for financial help. Dickens’ mother shared, “It really hurts whenever I see my son crying out because of the pain he experiences.”

62% funded

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$461raised
$282to go

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