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Success! Juliana from Kenya raised $1,063 to fund skin graft and flap surgery.

Juliana
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  • $1,063 raised, $0 to go
$1,063
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Fully funded
Juliana's treatment was fully funded on December 31, 2017.

Photo of Juliana post-operation

August 23, 2017

Juliana underwent skin graft and flap surgery.

Juliana underwent a successful contracture release with flap surgery. Juliana is stable and she is still recovering. Juliana will now be able to extend her elbow beyond 90 degrees.

She says, “I am so happy and comfortable that everything is getting on well.”

Juliana underwent a successful contracture release with flap surgery. Juliana is stable and she is still recovering. Juliana will now be abl...

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May 31, 2017

Juliana is 31-year-old mother from Kenya. She has seven children who go to a local primary school. Her husband is a livestock herder.

Juliana has epilepsy. In 2002, she had an epileptic episode and fell into hot water. In 2011, Juliana was feeding her young child near the fireplace when she had another epileptic episode. She fell into the fire and burned her arm. She was rushed to the hospital, where she was hospitalized for eight months. In 2014, Juliana burned her right hand. Now, her fingers cannot unfold anymore.

Juliana feels pain when she is working and using her hands. She needs a skin graft and flap surgery to restore function to her right hand. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $1,063 to fund Juliana’s procedure, scheduled for June 26.

“Before I got burned, I was a hardworking mother,” Juliana says. “The community recognized my hard work. Now, I can’t even fetch firewood for my house because of the pain. My prayer is to get healed, so that I can work for my children.”

Juliana is 31-year-old mother from Kenya. She has seven children who go to a local primary school. Her husband is a livestock herder. Jul...

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Juliana's Timeline

  • May 31, 2017
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • June 30, 2017
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Juliana 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.

  • August 16, 2017
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Juliana's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • August 23, 2017
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Juliana's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • December 31, 2017
    FULLY FUNDED

    Juliana's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 22 donors

Funded by 22 donors

Treatment
Contracture Release with Skin Graft and Flap
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $1,063 for Juliana's treatment
Hospital Fees
$376
Medical Staff
$463
Medication
$91
Supplies
$120
Labs
$13

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Eh

Eh is a 16-year-old boy who lives with his parents and cousin in the refugee camp in Mae Hong Son Province in Thailand. His family receives 1,180 baht (approx. 39 USD) every month on a food card from the organization The Border Consortium. This amount is not enough to cover their daily needs despite receiving free basic health care and education in the camp. To help make ends meet, Eh’s father works as a security guard in the camp too, earning 800 baht (approx. 27 USD) in a month. In addition to this, Eh’s mother and cousin work as day labourers whenever they find work. Eh also works with them during his summer vacations. In May, Eh climbed up a ladder to lay down and rest in a bamboo hut on stilts. While trying to sit down, one of the bamboo sticks rolled out from under him and Eh fell through the floor of the hut. Putting out his left arm subconsciously to break his fall, Eh ended up landing on that arm. Currently, Eh's arm is in a sling and he is taking pain medication to control the pain. If he moves his left arm or tries to lift his arm, he feels a lot of pain. With the help of our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund, Eh will undergo surgery to reset his fractured bones and ensure proper healing. The procedure is scheduled for May 28th and will cost $1,500. This procedure will help Eh be able to use his arm again and he will no longer be in pain after surgery. Eh shared, “I want to become a literature teacher as it is my favorite subject. After surgery, I hope that I can go back to school with my arm healed."

90% funded

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$1,354raised
$146to go

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