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Benson from Kenya raised $840 to fund a burn contracture surgery on his right hand.

Benson
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  • $840 raised, $0 to go
$840
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Benson's treatment was fully funded on December 1, 2020.
April 8, 2021

Benson did not undergo a burn contracture surgery.

Our medical partner just shared an update with us that Benson and his family have not returned to the hospital for his treatment. They have been following up with his family and the local community in West Pokot where they are from to try to make sure he can received the treatment he needs. For now, his parents want to hold on his surgery so we are closing his case. We hope they’ll return in the future and we plan to be there to support his surgery.

Our medical partner just shared an update with us that Benson and his family have not returned to the hospital for his treatment. They have ...

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November 30, 2020

Benson is an 18-year-old student from Kenya. He is the eldest in a family of 8 children. Benson’s father is a farmer, while his mother is a housewife. Benson is a very focused young man who wants to become famous. He shared his hope that if he can undergo surgery on his hand, he will be able to study hard, join the university, and one day become a politician and help people from marginalized areas.

When he was young, Benson had an accident and fell on a burning fire. As a result, his hands and fingers were severely burned and sustained contractures. At school, he faces difficulty with writing; and at home he cannot bathe well, hold things, or help his parents.

Fortunately, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is helping Benson receive treatment. On December 1st, surgeons at their care center will perform a burn contracture release surgery so that he can regain some use of his hand and finger. Now, he needs help to fund this $840 procedure.

Benson shared, “If I can get help to undergo surgery on my hands, I can be able to do my own things rather than depending on my younger siblings for help.”

Benson is an 18-year-old student from Kenya. He is the eldest in a family of 8 children. Benson's father is a farmer, while his mother is a ...

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Benson's Timeline

  • November 30, 2020
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • December 1, 2020
    TREATMENT SCHEDULED

    Benson was scheduled to receive treatment at AIC Cure International 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.

  • December 1, 2020
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Benson's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • April 8, 2021
    FUNDING ENDED

    Benson is no longer raising funds.

  • April 8, 2021
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Benson's treatment did not happen. Read the update.

Funded by 2 donors

Funded by 2 donors

Treatment
Single Contracture Release with or without Skin Graft
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $840 for Benson's treatment
Hospital Fees
$209
Medical Staff
$157
Medication
$163
Supplies
$234
Labs
$37
Other
$40

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Susan

Susan is a seven-year-old girl in the first grade and the second child in her family. Unfortunately, Susan was involved in a grisly road traffic accident when a vehicle lost control on March 8th, 2021. Five children and the teachers were hit, and one child unfortunately passed away. Susan survived despite sustaining fractures on her right hand and leg. She was brought to our medical partner's care center, Nazareth Hospital, and had a fracture repair surgery on her hand and leg. One week ago the plates were removed. Susan's hand has healed well but she has started having severe pain on her leg. When Susan's parents brought her back to the hospital, a X-Ray showed the fracture has reoccurred, and the surgeon recommended a repeat surgery. Without treatment, Susan will continue experiencing the pain, she may never be able to use her leg again, or her leg may eventually heal with a deformity. Fortunately, the surgeons at Nazareth can help. On July 1st, Susan is scheduled to undergo a fracture repair procedure, called an open reduction and internal fixation. Afterward, Susan will freed from pain and will be able to use her leg to walk to school and play again. Susan’s father works temporarily as a welder and her mother is a housewife. Their income is limited and their health insurance can no longer cover for another surgery after supporting the previous one. Therefore, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation (AMH), is requesting $1,049 to fund this procedure for Susan. “We thank God that our child is alive as one child died during the accident. We are hoping her surgery can be successful so that we can see her happy again and not in pain. We plead for her surgery sponsorship, ” Susan’s father wishes for her daughter's full recovery.

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$946raised
$103to go

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