Meet another patient

Watsi logo blueWatsi

John is a farmer from Kenya who needs $771 to fund a fracture repair.

John
63%
  • $488 raised, $283 to go
$488
raised
$283
to go
Dedicate my donation


We'll send your dedicatee an email
about your gift, along with updates
about John's recovery.

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...

Read more

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 03, 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 09, 2020
    AWAITING UPDATE

    Awaiting John's treatment update from African Mission Healthcare.

  • TODAY
    AWAITING FUNDING

    John is currently raising funds for his treatment.

Funded by 17 donors

Funded by 17 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

Meet another patient you can support

100% of your donation funds life-changing surgery.

Brian

Brian is a 4-year-old playful preschooler from Kenya. Brian’s mother is a single parent from a very humble background. When Brian was born with scrotal swelling, his parents separated because they believed it was a curse. When he was a baby, Brian was taken to the hospital with complaints of a congenital right scrotal swelling. A repair was done at a different hospital when he was 20 months old but did not cure his condition. His condition has gradually persisted prompting his teacher and grandmother to take him to Watsi Medical Partner's Care Center Kapsowar Hospital. Brian has discomfort while walking. He also has pain on micturition which has always affected his general well-being. He has been raised largely by his older grandmother who hadn't taken him for treatment and never spoke about Brian’s condition. It was not until his class teacher noticed a swelling when he informed well-wishers in the village and he was brought to the hospital to be seen. Brian was diagnosed with a right inguinal hernia after undergoing several lab tests and an ultrasound. Brian is a lovely boy who needs all our help so that he can be happy just like other children. Fortunately, on March 16th, he will undergo hernia repair surgery. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $384 to fund Brian's surgery. Once completed, this procedure will hopefully allow him to live more comfortably. Brian’s grandmother says, “I am happy that his condition can be treated surgically. Brian needs to be like other children and play with friends without stigmatization.”

23% funded

23%funded
$91raised
$293to go

Meet another patient you can support

100% of your donation funds life-changing surgery.

Brian

Brian is a 4-year-old playful preschooler from Kenya. Brian’s mother is a single parent from a very humble background. When Brian was born with scrotal swelling, his parents separated because they believed it was a curse. When he was a baby, Brian was taken to the hospital with complaints of a congenital right scrotal swelling. A repair was done at a different hospital when he was 20 months old but did not cure his condition. His condition has gradually persisted prompting his teacher and grandmother to take him to Watsi Medical Partner's Care Center Kapsowar Hospital. Brian has discomfort while walking. He also has pain on micturition which has always affected his general well-being. He has been raised largely by his older grandmother who hadn't taken him for treatment and never spoke about Brian’s condition. It was not until his class teacher noticed a swelling when he informed well-wishers in the village and he was brought to the hospital to be seen. Brian was diagnosed with a right inguinal hernia after undergoing several lab tests and an ultrasound. Brian is a lovely boy who needs all our help so that he can be happy just like other children. Fortunately, on March 16th, he will undergo hernia repair surgery. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $384 to fund Brian's surgery. Once completed, this procedure will hopefully allow him to live more comfortably. Brian’s grandmother says, “I am happy that his condition can be treated surgically. Brian needs to be like other children and play with friends without stigmatization.”

23% funded

23%funded
$91raised
$293to go