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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 Foundation, our medical partner in Kenya.

  • July 25, 2019
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Michael 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.

  • August 03, 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 02, 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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Mee

Mee is a 53-years-old woman who lives with her husband and two daughters who are studying in grade nine and six at a local high school. Mee’s husband is a carpenter and she is a homemaker. Their income is not enough to cover their expenses. About ten years ago, Mee had joint pain and swollen knees. She went to Mae Tao Clinic (MTC) where she received blood test and vital signs. The results showed Mee has hypertension as well as arthritis. She also found out that she has a goiter related problem. She received one month worth of medication for all three conditions. Since then, Mee went back to MTC every month for follow-up appointment and to received medication. After three years of taking medication, Mee was told that she does not need to take medication for goiter anymore. Up until now, Mee has been going back to the same clinic for regular medication for her goiter. Meanwhile, Mee feels like her goiter has grown bigger. One day, she happened to meet a health worker in her village who told her to go and seek treatment at MTC. So Mee, along with her friend, went to MTC. From there, she was told to go to Mae Sot Hospital (MSH) for further investigation. Mee then went to MSH the following day and she received blood tests and an ultrasound. With the results, the doctor confirmed Mee has a goiter. He said Mee needs to undergo surgery because oral medication or injection would not decrease the size of her goiter. Currently, Mee cannot sleep well but she can eat well. Sometimes, when she carries heavy things, she feels pain in her neck.

87% funded

87%funded
$1,317raised
$182to go

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