Mercy from Kenya raised $805 for surgery to treat spina bifida.

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Fully funded
Mercy's treatment was fully funded on February 3, 2016.
  • Mercy's story
  • Mercy's update
January 20, 2016
March 7, 2016

Mercy sadly and unexpectedly passed away after receiving care.

We are deeply saddened to report that after receiving spina bifida repair surgery, Mercy passed away on her way home from the hospital. ...

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Mercy's Timeline

  • January 20, 2016

    Mercy was submitted by Beatrice Njoroge, SAFE Program Manager at African Mission Healthcare.

  • February 1, 2016

    Mercy's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • February 3, 2016

    Mercy's treatment was fully funded.

  • February 5, 2016

    Mercy received treatment at BethanyKids Kijabe Hospital (BKKH) 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.

  • March 7, 2016

    We received an update on Mercy. Read the update.

Funded by 31 donors

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Theare is a 15-year-old student from Cambodia. He has two older brothers and they live with their grandmother and cousins in Battambang province. His parents are divorced and his mother works in a clothing factory in another province to support her children. In school, he is in grade five and enjoys classes about Khmer history. He would like to be a teacher when he is older. At home, he enjoys soccer, but cannot play due to his condition. Two years ago, he was riding with his brother on a motorbike and fell, suffering a severe injury to his left tibia or shin. His leg became red, swollen, and painful. His grandmother took him to a local hospital, where he had several different surgeries. Unfortunately, none of the surgeries repaired his leg and has since been diagnosed with a delayed union fracture or a fracture that will not heal without intervention. The local surgeons told his grandmother they could not do any more surgery to fix his leg as Theare needed a more complicated procedure that would entail internal fixation and bone grafting. His current condition hinders his mobility, forcing him to rely on crutches and endure constant pain, impeding his ability to keep up with school and indulge in his love for soccer. When Theare learned about our medical partner, Children's Surgical Centre, he traveled for six hours seeking treatment. On March 12th, surgeons at CSC will perform a joint arthrodesis procedure to fuse his left tibia and to correct the non-union. This will help him walk unaided and help relieve the pain. Now, Theare needs help to fund this $600 procedure. Theare said, "I hope to walk with no pain and continue my schooling."

$580to go