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Success! Michael from Kenya raised $998 to fund fracture repair surgery.

Michael
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  • $998 raised, $0 to go
$998
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Michael's treatment was fully funded on September 2, 2019.

Photo of Michael post-operation

August 10, 2019

Michael underwent fracture repair surgery.

Surgery was successful!

“I am very grateful for your help. I don’t know what I would have done without your help. God bless you, abundantly,” he says.

Surgery was successful! “I am very grateful for your help. I don’t know what I would have done without your help. God bless you, abundan...

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July 24, 2019

Michael is a motorcycle taxi operator from Kenya. He is a hardworking and entrepreneurial man. In July, Micheal was involved in an accident with another motorbike. He was brought to the hospital, where it was confirmed that he had sustained a fracture of the left femur. He is not able to walk and is in chronic pain.

Fortunately, surgeons at our medical partner can help. On July 25, Michael will undergo a fracture repair procedure, called an open reduction and internal fixation. This procedure will help him walk easily again Now, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $998 to fund this procedure.

“I cannot afford the cost of surgery. I will be eternally grateful if you can find a way to help,” Michael says.

Michael is a motorcycle taxi operator from Kenya. He is a hardworking and entrepreneurial man. In July, Micheal was involved in an accident ...

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Michael's Timeline

  • July 24, 2019
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Michael was submitted by Joan Kadagaya, Curative Medical Support Program-Partner Representative at African Mission Healthcare.

  • July 25, 2019
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Michael 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.

  • August 3, 2019
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Michael's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • August 10, 2019
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Michael's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • September 2, 2019
    FULLY FUNDED

    Michael's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 29 donors

Funded by 29 donors

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

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Lydia is a small-scale farmer and a mother of seven. Her husband is also a small-scale farmer and their eldest child is now 50 years old. They own a four-room mud house and work hard to try to make ends meet for their family. Over 20 years ago, Lydia began to experience troubling symptoms, including neck pains and a small swelling which she initially thought would disappear on its own but it did not. Currently, she suffers from airway obstruction and can no longer climb hills comfortably. She very much likes playing and dancing (traditional dances) with her grandchildren but no longer does so comfortably in her current condition. She was scheduled for a surgery appointment at Kabale Referral Hospital about four months ago, but had to cancel because she was unable to raise the funds for surgery. She has now come to Rushoroza Hospital to seek treatment for her multi-nodular goiter, which is an abnormal enlargement of the thyroid gland. She needs surgery to prevent her symptoms from getting worse. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare, is helping Lydia receive treatment. She is scheduled to undergo a thyroidectomy on December 14th. Surgeons will remove all or part of her thyroid gland. This procedure will cost $333, and Lydia and her family need help raising money. Lydia says, “I hope to finally get relieved of the goitre through surgery because I have lived in this undesirable condition for quite long. I hope to continue with farming comfortably after my treatment.”

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$49raised
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Meet another patient you can support

100% of your donation funds life-changing surgery.

Lydia

Lydia is a small-scale farmer and a mother of seven. Her husband is also a small-scale farmer and their eldest child is now 50 years old. They own a four-room mud house and work hard to try to make ends meet for their family. Over 20 years ago, Lydia began to experience troubling symptoms, including neck pains and a small swelling which she initially thought would disappear on its own but it did not. Currently, she suffers from airway obstruction and can no longer climb hills comfortably. She very much likes playing and dancing (traditional dances) with her grandchildren but no longer does so comfortably in her current condition. She was scheduled for a surgery appointment at Kabale Referral Hospital about four months ago, but had to cancel because she was unable to raise the funds for surgery. She has now come to Rushoroza Hospital to seek treatment for her multi-nodular goiter, which is an abnormal enlargement of the thyroid gland. She needs surgery to prevent her symptoms from getting worse. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare, is helping Lydia receive treatment. She is scheduled to undergo a thyroidectomy on December 14th. Surgeons will remove all or part of her thyroid gland. This procedure will cost $333, and Lydia and her family need help raising money. Lydia says, “I hope to finally get relieved of the goitre through surgery because I have lived in this undesirable condition for quite long. I hope to continue with farming comfortably after my treatment.”

14% funded

14%funded
$49raised
$284to go