Success! Katweensly from Haiti raised $1,500 to fund prep and travel for heart surgery.

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Fully funded
Katweensly's treatment was fully funded on December 28, 2022.
  • Katweensly's story
  • Katweensly's update
October 28, 2022

Photo of Katweensly post-operation

February 1, 2023

Katweensly underwent life-saving heart surgery.

Our medical partner shared an update that Katweensly is doing so well! During surgery, doctors repaired Katweensly's heart valve so that it ...

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Katweensly's Timeline

  • October 28, 2022

    Katweensly was submitted by Owen Robinson, Executive Director at Haiti Cardiac Alliance.

  • November 8, 2022

    Katweensly's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • November 10, 2022

    Katweensly received treatment at Hospital CEDIMAT in Dominican Republic. 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.

  • December 28, 2022

    Katweensly's treatment was fully funded.

  • February 1, 2023

    Katweensly's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 44 donors

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100% of your donation funds life-changing surgery.

23-year-old Josephine and her two siblings live with their mother in Kenya and participate in small-scale farming for home consumption. Josephine has no source of income but is hoping to pursue a course in hairdressing. On April 16th, 2022, while planting corn on their farm, Josephine slipped and plunged into a hole she hadn't seen. She sustained a fracture in her right leg and surgery was performed to stabilize the bone and help the fracture heal. Two months after the surgery, Josephine started noticing pus accumulating in the affected area. She returned to the hospital and was treated, but her condition did not improve. In October 2022, doctors noted that the hardware that had been placed in Josephine's leg to stabilize the bone had actually caused an infection. Despite the removal of the hardware, the infection has persisted. Josephine has a large mid-diaphyseal sequestrum. This means that her femur bone is infected. As a result, she is unable to use her right leg to walk. If left untreated, the infection can spread, and potentially result in an amputation. With the assistance of our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, Josephine has been scheduled for a Right Femur Sequestrectomy and Exfix to clear the infection and strengthen the bone, allowing it to heal completely. The surgery, which will take place at AIC Kijabe Hospital on April 17th, will enable Josephine to walk easily again so that she can farm and pursue the course in hairdressing. She and her family need your help to raise the $1,500 to fund her treatment. Josephine says, “I want to go to college and do a course in hairdressing. I am unable to pursue this dream since I have a broken bone that needs to be attended to.”

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