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Joy is a 12-year-old from Kenya who needs $1,500 to fund spinal surgery.

Joy
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May 18, 2020

12-year-old Joy Nyagathu is in the hospital. Joy came accompanied by her father. She is a polite girl and likes playing with other friends at school. She shared that reading storybooks is her favorite hobby. Joy is the oldest in a family of 3 children and a seventh grader at Ol Donyo Sabuk Academy. Her family hails from Mountain View, near Thika Town in Kiambu County, Kenya.

Joy was born with clubfoot which was corrected when she was an infant. She has lived well until last year when the parents noticed an unusual curve on her back developing. Her father heard about Watsi’s Medical Partner Care Center CURE Hospital and came for a consultation. Joy was diagnosed with congenital scoliosis and was scheduled to undergo an instrumented spine fusion surgery.

Currently, Joy experiences a lot of pain and discomfort while at school. She sometimes needs to skip her studies as a result of pain. Surgery will be of great help to her as she will be able to continue with her studies and her life without any difficulty.

Joy’s father is a businessman as a greengrocer, while her mother is a housewife. The surgery is expensive for their family and they cannot raise the amount needed. “I would like to be assisted because I am not able to raise the funds on my own. My desire is to see my daughter walking and pursuing her studies like other girls without any hardship. God bless Watsi for what they are doing,” Joy’s father expressed with gratitude.

12-year-old Joy Nyagathu is in the hospital. Joy came accompanied by her father. She is a polite girl and likes playing with other friends a...

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Joy's Timeline

  • May 18, 2020
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Joy was submitted by Joan Kadagaya, Curative Medical Support Program-Partner Representative at African Mission Healthcare, our medical partner in Kenya.

  • May 19, 2020
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Joy received treatment at AIC Cure International 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.

  • May 20, 2020
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Joy's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • July 08, 2020
    AWAITING UPDATE

    Awaiting Joy's treatment update from African Mission Healthcare.

  • TODAY
    AWAITING FUNDING

    Joy is currently raising funds for her treatment.

Funded by 34 donors

Treatment
Anterior/Posterior Spine Fusion
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $3,304 for Joy's treatment
Subsidies fund $1,804 and Watsi raises the remaining $1,500
Hospital Fees
$839
Medical Staff
$313
Medication
$131
Supplies
$1,943
Labs
$37
Radiology
$41

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