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Success! Asbel from Kenya raised $853 to fund fracture repair surgery so he can continue working.

Asbel
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  • $853 raised, $0 to go
$853
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$0
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Fully funded
Asbel's treatment was fully funded on February 6, 2022.

Photo of Asbel post-operation

March 3, 2022

Asbel underwent fracture repair surgery so he can continue working.

Twenty-one-year-old Asbel had an open fracture and underwent a successful repair surgery! He recovered well and was discharged home after a few days. Asbel is so relieved that he will now be able to walk when he recovers fully. He is no longer at of risk of toe amputation and he is feeling very grateful.

Asbel says, β€œI am very happy and I am not in pain anymore. Thank you Watsi for your kindness. You have taken away my worries.”

Twenty-one-year-old Asbel had an open fracture and underwent a successful repair surgery! He recovered well and was discharged home after a ...

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November 23, 2021

Asbel is a young farmer and the firstborn in a family of six. Asbel lives with his mother and siblings since their father passed away. The 28-year-old does farming to earn a living and sometimes is able to do other casual work in people’s farms. His siblings are young and his mother has no income-generating activity to support the family. He was forced to drop out of high school due to lack of funds to support his education.

On arrival at the hospital, Asbel was checked by the doctors who also did an x-ray. This confirmed that he had sustained a metatarsal fracture with a dislocation on his right lower limb. Due to his condition, Asbel was taken to the operating theater for an urgent washout procedure to clean out his wound and then admitted to the hospital for pain management. He was also told that he would need surgery to fix the fractured bones. The condition has caused Asbel pain, swelling, and an open wound after a prick by a sharp object on his right foot while working on the farm.

Fortunately, surgeons at our medical partner can help. On November 24th, Asbel will undergo a fracture repair procedure, called an open reduction and external fixation. He will be able to go back to farming and continue supporting his family. Now, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $853 to fund this procedure.

Asbel says, β€œMy hope is to get treated so that I can resume all my daily duties and provide for my family and my siblings.”

Asbel is a young farmer and the firstborn in a family of six. Asbel lives with his mother and siblings since their father passed away. The 2...

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Asbel's Timeline

  • November 23, 2021
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • November 24, 2021
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Asbel's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • November 26, 2021
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Asbel received treatment at AIC Kapsowar 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.

  • February 6, 2022
    FULLY FUNDED

    Asbel's treatment was fully funded.

  • March 3, 2022
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Asbel's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 21 donors

Funded by 21 donors

Treatment
Open Reduction and External Fixation (OREF)
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $853 for Asbel's treatment
Hospital Fees
$338
Medical Staff
$3
Medication
$89
Supplies
$294
Labs
$37
Radiology
$12
Other
$80

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Eliana

Eliana is a friendly and talkative young girl from Tanzania. She is the firstborn child in a family of three. Her parents both work as small-scale farmers, and they depend entirely on what they harvest for their daily living. When Eliana was two years old, her parents noticed that her left leg was swelling up and that she would limp when walking. They initially thought she had fallen and hurt herself, so they took her to a local dispensary, where she was prescribed pain relieving medication. Eliana was eventually diagnosed with genu valgus, which is a malalignment of the knees. This condition is typically caused by an excessive accumulation of fluoride in the bones, which often stems from contaminated drinking water. As a result, Eliana struggles to stand and cannot walk more than four steps without either experiencing pain or falling down. This has resulted in her having to crawl most of the time in order to move from one place to another. In 2020, Eliana had corrective osteotomy surgery, which fortunately helped correct her legs to a point where she can now enjoy walking and playing with other children. However, she requires a second-stage procedure in order to remove her implant so her condition can heal entirely. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare, is requesting $880 to fund corrective surgery for Eliana. The procedure is scheduled to take place on August 11th. Treatment will allow Eliana's legs to completely heal, fully restoring her mobility, and greatly decreasing her risk of future complications. Eliana’s grandmother says, β€œThe first surgery my granddaughter got helped ease her walking. I believe this next surgery will make her legs even better.’’

35% funded

35%funded
$315raised
$565to go

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