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

Bernard
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  • $771 raised, $0 to go
$771
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Bernard's treatment was fully funded on April 25, 2020.

Photo of Bernard post-operation

September 9, 2020

Bernard underwent a knee fracture repair.

Our medical partner just shared with us that 36-year-old Bernard underwent a successful and uneventful surgery after he had sustained severe left patella fracture. Under spinal anaesthesia, Bernard was operated on for one and a half hours.

Bernard has knee pain and was assured by the operating surgeon that it will get better with time. Following surgery, Bernard began physical therapy abut two weeks later to begin his first unassisted steps.

Bernard shared, “I have gone through a successful surgery and I know that I will be back on my feet soon.” Bernard is hopeful that he will be able to go back to his previous job of tractor driving so that he can provide for his family.

Our medical partner just shared with us that 36-year-old Bernard underwent a successful and uneventful surgery after he had sustained severe...

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January 21, 2020

Bernard is a father of four from Kenya who came to our facility with a left knee injury he sustained after falling on a rock, a few days ago. Unable to raise funds required, he could not come for orthopaedic review. A week later, Bernard received support from his brother who paid for his transportation to our hospital. He had x-ray imaging done and diagnosed with closed knee fracture of his left patella. He walks in pain and his knee is swollen.

Bernard operates a tractor after missing out on studies due to financial constraints. His monthly income is quite negligible to meet the cost of surgery. His wife sells at a grocery shop in the local market to provide for their our children. With the fracture, Bernard is not able to provide for his family. They appeal for help.

Fortunately, surgeons at our medical partner can help. On January 22nd, Bernard will undergo a fracture repair procedure, called an open reduction and internal fixation. The surgery will reduce chances of further complications on the fracture and allow him to walk with ease. Bernard was able to contribute $50 toward his treatment, but does not have the funds for the full treatment. Now, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $771 to fund this procedure.

Bernard says, “I want to get treated so that I can go out to provide for my family. There is no one to help them now when I am injured. I am looking forward to stepping on my feet again.”

Bernard is a father of four from Kenya who came to our facility with a left knee injury he sustained after falling on a rock, a few days ago...

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Bernard's Timeline

  • January 21, 2020
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Bernard was submitted by Robert Kariuki, Process Coordinator at African Mission Healthcare.

  • January 21, 2020
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Bernard received treatment at AIC Kapsowar 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.

  • January 28, 2020
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Bernard's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • April 25, 2020
    FULLY FUNDED

    Bernard's treatment was fully funded.

  • September 9, 2020
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Bernard's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 12 donors

Funded by 12 donors

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

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