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Success! Benjamin from Kenya raised $968 to fund fracture repair surgery.

Benjamin
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  • $968 raised, $0 to go
$968
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Benjamin's treatment was fully funded on April 10, 2018.

Photo of Benjamin post-operation

March 6, 2018

Benjamin underwent fracture repair surgery.

Surgery was successful. Benjamin is still receiving treatment in the ward and will be discharged once he is stable and can easily walk with crutches.

Surgery was successful. Benjamin is still receiving treatment in the ward and will be discharged once he is stable and can easily walk with ...

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February 22, 2018

Benjamin is a farmer from Kenya. He is a hardworking father of seven.

Eight days ago, Benjamin went to visit his father with his younger brother, and they rode a motorbike. On their return journey, they lost control of the bike and drove into a ditch. Benjamin lost consciousness and found himself lying in a hospital bed, only to be told that he had fractured his left leg. He is currently unable to walk

Fortunately, surgeons at our medical partner can help. On February 23, Benjamin will undergo a fracture repair procedure, called an open reduction and internal fixation. This surgery will restore full function of his left leg. Now, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $968 to fund this procedure.

“I pray to God to give me good health so that continue working hard,” says Benjamin.

Benjamin is a farmer from Kenya. He is a hardworking father of seven. Eight days ago, Benjamin went to visit his father with his younger...

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Benjamin's Timeline

  • February 22, 2018
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • February 23, 2018
    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.

  • February 23, 2018
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Benjamin's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • March 6, 2018
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Benjamin's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • April 10, 2018
    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 $968 for Benjamin's treatment
Hospital Fees
$248
Medical Staff
$359
Medication
$52
Supplies
$283
Labs
$13
Radiology
$13

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Naw Eh

Naw Eh is a 11-year-old girl who lives with her mother, five brother and two sisters in a refugee camp. She and her siblings study in the refugee camp while her mother weaves traditional indigenous Karen shirts to earn extra income for their household. In her free time, Naw Eh loves to play with her younger brother at home. Sometimes, she will play with her friends close to her house. She wants to be an English teacher at a primary school in the future. In late July 2021, Naw Eh went out to buy some snacks from a shop. On the way to the shop, she slipped and fell on the muddy road. When she fell she hurt her left leg. Since she was able to walk slowly, the medic in the camp did not think her leg was broken and only gave her pain medication. On 19 August 2021, Naw Eh lost her grip when she was sitting down in a chair and fell down. This time she could not stand up or walk. After a doctor at Mae Sariang Hospital diagnosed her with a fractured femur, she was referred to Chiang Mai Hospital for further treatment. At that hospital, the doctor told Naw Eh's brother that they want to do an MRI of her leg to check if she has any underlying conditions that caused her to break her femur so easily. With support from Watsi, the MRI was possible and now the surgeon has determined that surgery is required to help her leg heal properly. Currently, Naw Eh suffers from pain in her left leg and she cannot move or put weight on that leg. If she moves her leg, the pain increases. Her brother needs to help her use the bedpan as she cannot walk to the toilet. He also needs to help her get dressed. She is taking pain medication to help her sleep at night. She is worried that if her condition is not treated properly, she will never be able to walk again. She misses going to school and wants to continue her studies in grade four once her school reopens. With the help of our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund, Naw Eh will undergo surgery to reset her fractured bones and ensure proper healing. The procedure is scheduled for September 2nd and will cost $1,500. After surgery, Naw Eh will no longer experience pain in her leg and she will be able to get herself dress and be able to walk to the toilet. Naw Eh said, "I am worried that if I do not receive surgery and receive proper treatment, I will not be able to walk again."

85% funded

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$1,288raised
$212to go

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