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Success! Benjamin from Kenya raised $1,016 to fund a fracture repair so he can support his family.

Benjamin
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  • $1,016 raised, $0 to go
$1,016
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$0
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Fully funded
Benjamin's treatment was fully funded on January 31, 2021.

Photo of Benjamin post-operation

January 23, 2021

Benjamin underwent a fracture repair and can now support his family again.

After sustaining a fracture on his upper limb, Benjamin finally underwent a successful ORIF surgery. Posterior and lateral plates were applied, post-X-Ray, with good fixation and alignment. A splint was applied and then he was discharged to go home. Now, Benjamin will be able to move his elbow and use his hand, and most importantly will be able to go to his farm. This is where he loves spending time most.

Benjamin shared, “Honestly I am overwhelmed by your support, I had pain before and after the surgery but after a few days I had no pain. I was unable to lift my hand but now I can. Thank you Watsi for supporting my treatment.”

After sustaining a fracture on his upper limb, Benjamin finally underwent a successful ORIF surgery. Posterior and lateral plates were appli...

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September 17, 2020

Benjamin is a 63-year-old man from Kenya. He is a quiet man who works hard and normally keeps to himself. Two weeks ago, Benjamin sustained an injury on his left hand while coming from his farm. It had rained heavily and Benjamin was rushing home. On his way, he fell on a hard surface and when he stood up, he realized that he could not lift his hand and was feeling pain on his left hand.

Benjamin could not access treatment the same day because there’s no health facility near his home. The following morning, Benjamin was accompanied by his wife to a health centre. Because they were not confident of treating him, they just placed a sling on his arm and referred him to a district hospital for further care. Due to lack of finances, Benjamin and his wife returned home to look for money and after three days they were able to go to the hospital. Due to the ongoing medical practitioners strike, no one was there to help them and they finally decided to come to Watsi’s Medical Partner Care Center called AIC Kapsowar Hospital. The first returned home to look for money to gather for their travel and other expenses. Because of their socioeconomic status, it took them another ten days to raise USD130 through the help of their neighbors. On arrival to our partner hospital, an x-ray was done which confirmed his left humerus fracture. Treatment requires surgery and an implant to fix his fracture.

Benjamin was born and raised in a small village called Kamok where most people work in farms or other small unsteady jobs. He has a family and has been blessed with eight children, five girls and three boys. Benjamin never was able to have a formal education so he doesn’t speak Kiswahili, but his local language Marakwet. His family lives in a small mud hut with grass as a roof and they get their food from their small farm, consisting mostly of millet, beans, and vegetables. Benjamin likes spending his days on his farm.

He is the breadwinner of the family and now feels distressed because he can’t provide for them due to his condition. He is worried about the obstacles his family would face if his hand will not be treated and also learning that he has arthritis. Their family doesn’t have money to pay for his surgery and his wife shared that this would be “almost impossible” for them.

Fortunately, surgeons at our medical partner can help. On September 18th, Benjamin will undergo a fracture repair procedure, called an open reduction and internal fixation. The surgery will help him regain utility of his hand and be free from pain and any other complications arising from untreated fractures. Now, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $1,016 to fund this procedure.

Benjamin shared with us, “I just want not to be in pain anymore and be healthy and happy and have a good life because my family needs me the most.”

Benjamin is a 63-year-old man from Kenya. He is a quiet man who works hard and normally keeps to himself. Two weeks ago, Benjamin sustained ...

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Benjamin's Timeline

  • September 17, 2020
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • September 18, 2020
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Benjamin 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.

  • September 18, 2020
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Benjamin's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • January 23, 2021
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Benjamin's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • January 31, 2021
    FULLY FUNDED

    Benjamin's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 19 donors

Funded by 19 donors

Treatment
ORIF Non Hip (Complex)
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $1,016 for Benjamin's treatment
Hospital Fees
$248
Medical Staff
$358
Medication
$52
Supplies
$283
Labs
$13
Radiology
$13
Other
$49

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