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Success! John from Kenya raised $771 to fund a fracture repair.

John
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  • $771 raised, $0 to go
$771
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
John's treatment was fully funded on November 15, 2020.

Photo of John post-operation

March 9, 2020

John underwent a fracture repair.

John underwent successful ORIF left ulna fracture repair. A six-hole plate was implanted to fix his broken ulna. A splint was also placed and he was discharged home in stable condition. After his surgery, John will be coming for physical therapy 2-3 times a week for three months to sensitize his digits and also be able to fully extend his digits. John is looking forward to joining his family at home.

John says, “I was lacking means but thank you for giving me hope to improve the quality of my life and my children’s.”

John underwent successful ORIF left ulna fracture repair. A six-hole plate was implanted to fix his broken ulna. A splint was also placed an...

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February 2, 2020

John is a farmer from Kenya. John was born and raised in a small village called Sabot in the Southern region of Kenya. In this area many villagers work in farms or in other small, not very stable jobs. John is married with seven children age between 31 and 15 years old.

On 20th January, John fell on a hard surface while walking and sustained injury on his left side. He is in pain and is not able to walk on his own.

Fortunately, surgeons at our medical partner can help. On February 3rd, John will undergo a fracture repair procedure, called an open reduction and internal fixation. This procedure will help him walk on his own again and no longer suffer pain. Now, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $771 to fund this procedure.

His son says, “My father is in pain, we have nothing as a family to pay for his surgery. Just wishing well for my father.”

John is a farmer from Kenya. John was born and raised in a small village called Sabot in the Southern region of Kenya. In this area many vil...

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John's Timeline

  • February 2, 2020
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • February 3, 2020
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    John received treatment at AIC Kapsowar 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.

  • February 19, 2020
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    John's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • March 9, 2020
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    John's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • November 15, 2020
    FULLY FUNDED

    John's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 21 donors

Funded by 21 donors

Treatment
ORIF Non Hip (Simple)
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $771 for John's treatment
Hospital Fees
$206
Medical Staff
$256
Medication
$52
Supplies
$231
Labs
$13
Radiology
$13

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Isaya

Isaya is a 16-year-old teenager from Tanzania. He is the firstborn child in a family of three children. Isaya never had the chance to join school due to his parent’s financial challenges. Despite not going to school, Isaya has been a very hardworking young man who helps his father look after the cattle. Isaya was born healthy and his growth has been normal, until last year when he noticed his right leg was bending inwards. He says the bend was very slight but over time it has increased significantly. Isaya has been walking over a long distance in search of green pasture for his father's cattle. However, due to his leg, Isaya can no longer go out with the cattle. Isaya was diagnosed with right genu valgus, or bowleggedness. His leg is bowed inward so that his knees touch. This condition is typically caused by an excessive accumulation of fluoride in the bones, which often stems from contaminated drinking water. As a result, he is in pain and discomfort after walking. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare, is requesting $880 to fund corrective surgery for Isaya. The procedure is scheduled to take place on January 22nd. Treatment will hopefully restore Isaya's mobility, allow him to participate in a variety of activities, and greatly decrease his risk of future complications. Isaya shared, “I am unable to carry out my daily chores because of my leg. Please help me get this treatment so that I can return home and help my parents.”

71% funded

71%funded
$631raised
$249to go

Meet another patient you can support

100% of your donation funds life-changing surgery.

Isaya

Isaya is a 16-year-old teenager from Tanzania. He is the firstborn child in a family of three children. Isaya never had the chance to join school due to his parent’s financial challenges. Despite not going to school, Isaya has been a very hardworking young man who helps his father look after the cattle. Isaya was born healthy and his growth has been normal, until last year when he noticed his right leg was bending inwards. He says the bend was very slight but over time it has increased significantly. Isaya has been walking over a long distance in search of green pasture for his father's cattle. However, due to his leg, Isaya can no longer go out with the cattle. Isaya was diagnosed with right genu valgus, or bowleggedness. His leg is bowed inward so that his knees touch. This condition is typically caused by an excessive accumulation of fluoride in the bones, which often stems from contaminated drinking water. As a result, he is in pain and discomfort after walking. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare, is requesting $880 to fund corrective surgery for Isaya. The procedure is scheduled to take place on January 22nd. Treatment will hopefully restore Isaya's mobility, allow him to participate in a variety of activities, and greatly decrease his risk of future complications. Isaya shared, “I am unable to carry out my daily chores because of my leg. Please help me get this treatment so that I can return home and help my parents.”

71% funded

71%funded
$631raised
$249to go