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Success! Irene from Kenya raised $1,165 to fund orthopedic surgery.

Irene
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  • $1,165 raised, $0 to go
$1,165
raised
$0
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Fully funded
Irene's treatment was fully funded on July 9, 2018.

Photo of Irene post-operation

September 19, 2018

Irene underwent orthopedic surgery.

The treatment is of great help to Irene as she will be able to walk from one place to another and she will be able to continue with her studies without any hindrance once she is fully recovered. Her self-esteem will also improve.

Irene’s mother says, “Thank you Watsi for the support! If it were not for your support, my daughter would have remained in that condition.”

The treatment is of great help to Irene as she will be able to walk from one place to another and she will be able to continue with her stud...

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May 28, 2018

Irene is a 12-year-old girl from Kenya. She is the second in a family of five children. Her mother looks after the children, and her father is a farmer.

Irene has a condition known as bilateral cavovarus deformity. This means her muscles are out of balance and her heels slant inward. She has difficulty walking.

Fortunately, Irene visited our medical partner’s care center. She is scheduled to undergo a surgery called a calcaneal osteotomy to correct the foot deformity. Surgery is scheduled for June 25 and will cost $1,165.

Her mother says, “I am appealing to Watsi to help my daughter undergo surgery. My joy would be to see her walk to school and proceed with her studies.”

Irene is a 12-year-old girl from Kenya. She is the second in a family of five children. Her mother looks after the children, and her father ...

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Irene's Timeline

  • May 28, 2018
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • June 25, 2018
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Irene received treatment at AIC Cure International 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.

  • June 27, 2018
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Irene's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • July 09, 2018
    FULLY FUNDED

    Irene's treatment was fully funded.

  • September 19, 2018
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Irene's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 21 donors

Funded by 21 donors

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

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Saw Eh

Saw Eh is a 25-year-old man from Thailand. He lives with his wife and two children in a refugee camp in northern Thailand. He works as a security guard in the camp while his wife looks after their two young children. His family receives 821 baht (approx. 27 USD) each month from an organisation called The Border Consortium as part of their rations, and he also earns 700 baht (approx. 23 USD) in a month from working as a security guard. Their monthly income is just enough to pay for their basic expenses. In the early morning of June 1st, 2020, at around 9:00 am, Saw Eh left the camp to forage for bamboo shoots in the jungle. While climbing over some slippery boulders, a few larger rocks from above him rolled down towards him. Unfortunately, Saw Eh could not avoid the falling rocks and was hit on the head and right leg. He was knocked unconscious and had no idea how long it took him to regain consciousness. When he did, he was in severe pain and cried out loudly for help. Luckily, a man was nearby and heard him shouting for help. The man fetched a few others to help him carry Saw Eh to the clinic in the refugee camp. At the clinic, the medic directly referred Saw Eh to Mae Sariang Hospital, as they knew they could not treat him in the camp. When he arrived at Mae Sariang Hospital, he received an x-ray, which confirmed that both bones in Saw Eh's right lower leg are fractured. The doctor then referred him to a hospital in Chiang Mai immediately, as he would need to receive surgery at a larger hospital, to ensure his leg heals properly. Currently, Saw Eh's right leg is in pain as well as his head. He cannot walk nor move his right leg. With the help of our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund, Saw Eh will undergo surgery to reset his fractured bones and ensure proper healing. The procedure is scheduled for June 1st and will cost $1,500. The surgery will stop Saw Eh from being in pain and will help his leg heal properly. He will then be able to walk again.

78% funded

78%funded
$1,176raised
$324to go

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