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Success! Joseph from Kenya raised $1,451 to fund facial fracture repair.

Joseph
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  • $1,451 raised, $0 to go
$1,451
raised
$0
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Fully funded
Joseph's treatment was fully funded on October 17, 2020.

Photo of Joseph post-operation

March 12, 2020

Joseph underwent facial fracture repair.

Our medical partner shared that Joseph had successful surgery in their care center. His fractures were fixed and he is now healing. Joseph was discharged home and will be back for follow-up visits. The surgery reduces chances of further infections for him and soon, with total recovery, he will resume his daily work. Joseph and his family are grateful for the help offered.

Joseph says, “Thank you for helping me out. I would not have been able to raise the funds required but you helped me through.”

Our medical partner shared that Joseph had successful surgery in their care center. His fractures were fixed and he is now healing. Joseph w...

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February 5, 2020

Joseph is a bodaboda taxi operator from Kenya. Joseph relies on his motorcycle to make a living. To supplement their limited income, his wife sells charcoal in a small makeshift kiosk. As a father of one, he is worried of not being able to meet his family’s needs.

Joseph was involved in a road accident on 31st January 2020 in his hometown, few kilometers from Watsi Medical Partner Kijabe Hospital. The accident left him with multiple fractures on his face and lacerations. He cannot eat and is in constant pain.

Fortunately, surgeons at our medical partner can help. On February 6th, Joseph will undergo a fracture repair procedure, called an open reduction and internal fixation. He will be able to chew his food again and no longer suffer pain. Now, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $1,451 to fund this procedure.

Joseph says, “My hope is to recover quickly and resume my fatherly duties of provision.”

Joseph is a bodaboda taxi operator from Kenya. Joseph relies on his motorcycle to make a living. To supplement their limited income, his wif...

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Joseph's Timeline

  • February 5, 2020
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • February 10, 2020
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Joseph received treatment at AIC Kijabe 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 17, 2020
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Joseph's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • March 12, 2020
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Joseph's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • October 17, 2020
    FULLY FUNDED

    Joseph's treatment was fully funded.

Treatment
ORIF Non Hip - Complex
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $1,451 for Joseph's treatment
Hospital Fees
$1,287
Medical Staff
$0
Medication
$73
Supplies
$0
Labs
$64
Other
$27

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100% of your donation funds life-changing surgery.

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