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Success! Edward from Kenya raised $1,125 to treat burn scars on his arm.

Edward
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Fully funded
Edward's treatment was fully funded on August 21, 2016.

Photo of Edward post-operation

October 12, 2016

Edward received treatment for the burn scars on his arm.

Edward had a successful surgery to release post burn contractures. After full recovery, Edward will be able to fully stretch his hand. The surgery reduced chances of permanent disability on Edward’s hand. He is scheduled to have follow-up clinic appointments to monitor his progress.

“I am happy to be treated,” Edward shared. “I will study very hard to be a doctor also and help poor patients.”

Edward had a successful surgery to release post burn contractures. After full recovery, Edward will be able to fully stretch his hand. The s...

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July 19, 2016

“I want to be a doctor when I grow up,” shares Edward, a 12-year-old primary school student who lives with his great-grandmother and his cousins in Kenya. Neglected by his mother after tribal clashes in 2007, Edward was reconnected with his great-grandmother through a well-wisher.

In September of 2012, Edward’s right arm was burned, and he was taken to the hospital. As his burn injury healed, the scar thickened and tightened over time, forming contractures. Edward is not able to fully stretch his right hand due to the contractures, and he cannot attend school most of the time due to pain in his hand. His limited mobility prevents him from fully utilizing his hand when playing or performing simple chores at home.

Edward was brought to our facility by a neighbor from his village. Doctors recommend that Edward undergo surgery to release the post-burn contracture, but neither his family nor his concerned neighbor can afford the treatment costs. His great-grandmother is old and unable to work, and she must also provide for Edward’s cousins. The family relies on financial assistance from well-wishers to meet their daily needs.

$1,215 pays for Edward’s surgery as well as nine days of hospital care, including blood tests, pain medicine, and antibiotics. With financial assistance, Edward will be able to access medical treatment and continue pursuing his dream of becoming a doctor.

"I want to be a doctor when I grow up," shares Edward, a 12-year-old primary school student who lives with his great-grandmother and his cou...

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Edward's Timeline

  • July 19, 2016
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • July 27, 2016
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Edward received treatment at AIC Kijabe 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 10, 2016
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Edward's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • August 21, 2016
    FULLY FUNDED

    Edward's treatment was fully funded.

  • October 12, 2016
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Edward's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 15 donors

Funded by 15 donors

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