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Success! Francis from Kenya raised $1,049 to fund fracture surgery so he can walk and work again.

Francis
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Fully funded
Francis's treatment was fully funded on August 20, 2021.

Photo of Francis post-operation

August 26, 2021

Francis underwent fracture surgery so he can walk and work again.

Francis had successful treatment! He has recovered well and could not hide his smile as we visited him in the hospital ward. He progressed well and was discharged to go and rest at home with exercises to help build his strength again. Following this treatment and after healing, Francis will be able to resume his driving job. This means he will not have to depend on his wife, and he can work. He’s looking forward to being a helpful husband and father.

“I am so happy because I know soon I will be able to use my leg. I am going to strictly follow doctors’ orders so that my leg can heal well so that I can start working and providing for my new family. I appreciate and thank God for those who assisted me,” said Francis with a smile.

Francis had successful treatment! He has recovered well and could not hide his smile as we visited him in the hospital ward. He progressed w...

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July 22, 2021

Francis is 27-year-old man who is married and they have one child. He drives whenever he can get work and his wife runs a small kiosk (a temporary roadside shop) that helps to sustain their young family. Francis shared that he’s feeling horrible because he had just married when an accident occurred, and now he has to depend on his wife.

Francis remembers 15th May 2018 as if it was yesterday. It is a day he says he saw death but says he thanks God he is still alive. Francis worked as a driver who was employed when he could get work. He drives sand lorries, all the drivers wait in one field where lorries are packed and wait for their opportunity to work. Then when the opportunity comes, the driver goes to get sand about 30 kilometres away from his home area. It is in one of these trips that Francis was driving a lorry full of sand and had a head-on collision with a trailer. He was taken to a hospital and a fracture repair procedure was done. But last November Francis started having pain and an inability to walk with this leg. He went to a nearby hospital where an x-ray was done and showed dislodged plates. He was told to give it time to heal but seeing no difference decided to come to Nazareth Hospital where the surgeon advises he undergo a fracture repair to finally heal his condition.

On July 26th, Francis will undergo a fracture repair procedure, called an open reduction and internal fixation. Francis will no longer be in pain, he will be able to work and provide for his young family. Now, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $1,049 to fund this procedure.

“It is very frustrating to marry and be unable to support your family. This accident changed what plans I had for my new family. Now I cannot meet the cost but I plead for help so that I can be able to use my leg and resume my job,” said Francis.

Francis is 27-year-old man who is married and they have one child. He drives whenever he can get work and his wife runs a small kiosk (a tem...

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Francis's Timeline

  • July 22, 2021
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Francis was submitted by Beatrice Njoroge, Curative Medical Support Program Coordinator at African Mission Healthcare.

  • July 22, 2021
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Francis's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • July 26, 2021
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Francis 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 20, 2021
    FULLY FUNDED

    Francis's treatment was fully funded.

  • August 26, 2021
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Francis's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 6 donors

Funded by 6 donors

Treatment
Nazareth - ORIF
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $1,049 for Francis's treatment
Hospital Fees
$459
Medical Staff
$0
Medication
$26
Supplies
$379
Labs
$104
Radiology
$31
Other
$50

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