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Success! Sharon from Kenya raised $1,165 to fund knee surgery.

Sharon
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  • $1,165 raised, $0 to go
$1,165
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$0
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Fully funded
Sharon's treatment was fully funded on March 8, 2020.

Photo of Sharon post-operation

February 21, 2020

Sharon underwent knee surgery.

Sharon finally underwent a successful surgery, which she really had hoped for but the finances/medical bill was a personal challenge without donor support. She was in less pain after undergoing the surgery and you could see that she was rejoicing through her smile. This treatment means a lot to her. She will be able to walk comfortably without straining/limping or dragging her leg, her self-esteem will shoot up and, as she continues with her studies, she will be happy to graduate as a medical record officer.

“I am one of the happiest girls in the hospital. I didn’t know that this surgery would be soon, I had lost hope but kept seeking God about my condition and indeed, I am here thanking God for His faithfulness. I am looking forward to continuing with my studies and get a job once I finish. God bless you so much,” Sharon blushingly told us.

Sharon finally underwent a successful surgery, which she really had hoped for but the finances/medical bill was a personal challenge without...

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December 1, 2019

Sharon is a 22 year old from Singore Village in Kenya. She is social, friendly and loves music.

Sharon is the 2nd born together with her twin sister in a family of 5 children. She is currently enrolled at Eldoret Technical Training Institute pursuing a medical record course with her sister. Sharon’s mother is a farmer and her father a carpenter. Sharon had a normal birth but at a young age she couldn’t walk and her knee was stiff. She previously underwent surgery 16 years ago, but she has never improved and is still walking with a lot of difficulties.

Sharon currently limps as she walks and feels pain as she strains to move. Her self esteem has also been affected and sometimes while in college she gets imitated by her colleagues in school.

Sharon is scheduled to undergo surgery on her right knee. This treatment will be of great help to her as she will be able to walk without any difficulty. Her self esteem will improve and she will continue with her dream career of becoming a record officer in a hospital.

Sharon and her family are not able to raise the estimated bill and thus requested for support saying, “my desire is to walk well like my sister without straining. Any kind of support purposed to make/ improve my walking is highly appreciated.”

Sharon is a 22 year old from Singore Village in Kenya. She is social, friendly and loves music. Sharon is the 2nd born together with her...

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Sharon's Timeline

  • December 1, 2019
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • December 2, 2019
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Sharon's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • December 3, 2019
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Sharon received treatment at AIC Cure International 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.

  • February 21, 2020
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Sharon's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • March 8, 2020
    FULLY FUNDED

    Sharon's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 24 donors

Funded by 24 donors

Treatment
Angular Deformity Correction
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $1,165 for Sharon's treatment
Hospital Fees
$242
Medical Staff
$313
Medication
$179
Supplies
$347
Labs
$37
Radiology
$47

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