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Success! Victor from Kenya raised $801 to fund a fracture repair procedure.

Victor
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  • $801 raised, $0 to go
$801
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Victor's treatment was fully funded on January 30, 2021.

Photo of Victor post-operation

February 1, 2021

Victor underwent a fracture repair procedure.

After sustaining severe fracture on his right upper limb, Victor finally underwent a successful ORIF (fracture repair) surgery. He had a calm stay at the hospital and fast recovery post-surgery. Victor was discharged home a few days later and will be coming for surgical follow-up and physiotherapy to bring movement back to his hand.

Augustine, Victor’s father shared, “I am excited that I am going home with my son after receiving treatment. Thank you Watsi for your kindness for giving me hope again.”

After sustaining severe fracture on his right upper limb, Victor finally underwent a successful ORIF (fracture repair) surgery. He had a cal...

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November 26, 2020

Victor is a five-year-old boy from Kenya. He is the firstborn child in a family of three aged between 5 months and 1 year. He is a kindergartener and a happy boy.

On November 24th, Victor was playing with his friends when he accidentally fell down and sustained an injury on his right hand. His father found him on the road crying, and brought him to the hospital. Doctors conducted an x-ray, which revealed a fracture on his right supracondylar. Because he was in pain, and could not move nor lift his hand, Victor was admitted to the pediatrics ward awaiting surgery.

Unfortunately, the procedure Victor needs is costly for his family, who lacks a stable income. His father is a casual labourer who looks after people’s cattle, and his mother is a housewife. Victor’s family has been able to raise some money, but needs additional support to raise the amount needed for his treatment.

On November 27th, Victor will undergo a fracture repair procedure, called an open reduction and internal fixation. Now, Victor’s family needs $801 to fund the cost of his care.

Victor’s father shared, “I want to see him happy, not in pain, be healthy and have a good life.”

Victor is a five-year-old boy from Kenya. He is the firstborn child in a family of three aged between 5 months and 1 year. He is a kindergar...

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Victor's Timeline

  • November 26, 2020
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Victor was submitted by Robert Kariuki, Process Coordinator at African Mission Healthcare, our medical partner in Kenya.

  • November 27, 2020
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Victor received treatment at AIC Kapsowar 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.

  • November 28, 2020
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Victor's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • January 30, 2021
    FULLY FUNDED

    Victor's treatment was fully funded.

  • February 1, 2021
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Victor's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 28 donors

Funded by 28 donors

Treatment
Open Reduction and External Fixation (OREF)
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $801 for Victor's treatment
Hospital Fees
$203
Medical Staff
$253
Medication
$52
Supplies
$229
Labs
$13
Radiology
$13
Other
$38

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Paw

Paw is a 21-year-old who lives with her parents, a brother, three sisters, a daughter and a niece in a refugee camp. Her father used to be an agricultural day laborer, but had to stop working due to the COVID-19 outbreak. Her sisters go to school and her brother is unemployed. Paw looks after her daughter and niece, who are too young to go to school, while her mother looks after the household chores. In her free time, Paw likes to play with her daughter and visit her friends. On March 9th, Paw left the camp alone to collect firewood. While climbing a hill, she slipped, falling onto her right shin. She was in so much pain that she could not stand up. She got herself to a nearby road where a motorcyclist drove her back to the camp. At home, Paw was treated by a traditional healer, and a couple of days later, a second traditional healer told her family that Paw had fractured her leg. Paw's father made a bamboo brace for her leg, and carried her to the hospital in the camp run by International Rescue Committee (IRC). Knowing that she would need surgery, IRC staff referred her to Burma Children Medical Fund to receive treatment at a local hospital. Currently, Paw experiences a lot of pain when moving her right leg. She cannot stand up by herself and she cannot sleep at night when the pain is severe. Since she injured her leg, she feels more tired and she has lost her appetite. With the help of our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund, Paw will undergo surgery to reset her fractured bones and ensure proper healing. The procedure will help her walk and live pain-free. The procedure is scheduled for March 12th and will cost $1,500. Paw shared, "once recovered, I will take care of my parents. I will work and save money for my daughter, so that I can make sure that she has food and clothes."

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$1,318raised
$182to go

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