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Success! Salinah from Kenya raised $771 to fund fracture repair surgery.

Salinah
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  • $771 raised, $0 to go
$771
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Salinah's treatment was fully funded on February 1, 2018.

Photo of Salinah post-operation

January 3, 2018

Salinah underwent fracture repair surgery.

Salinah’s open reduction internal fixation surgery was successful. She will be able to use her right hand when she recovers fully.

She says, “I was about to give up with the treatment when I was told the cost. I am so thankful for your support.”

Salinah’s open reduction internal fixation surgery was successful. She will be able to use her right hand when she recovers fully. She sa...

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November 30, 2017

Salinah is a caring mother of five from Kenya. She is a farmer and a hardworking woman.

On November 28, Salinah was climbing a ladder when she slid and fractured her hand. She is in a lot of pain and cannot lift her hand.

Salinah says, “My children are worried about my health.”

Fortunately, surgeons at our medical partner can help. On December 1, Salinah will undergo a fracture repair procedure, called an open reduction and internal fixation. Salinah will hopefully regain full function of her hand. Now, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $771 to fund this procedure.

Salinah is a caring mother of five from Kenya. She is a farmer and a hardworking woman. On November 28, Salinah was climbing a ladder whe...

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Salinah's Timeline

  • November 30, 2017
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Salinah was submitted by Robert Kariuki, Process Coordinator at African Mission Healthcare.

  • November 30, 2017
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Salinah's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • December 1, 2017
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Salinah 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.

  • January 3, 2018
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Salinah's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • February 1, 2018
    FULLY FUNDED

    Salinah's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 5 donors

Funded by 5 donors

Treatment
ORIF Non Hip (Simple)
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $771 for Salinah's treatment
Hospital Fees
$206
Medical Staff
$256
Medication
$52
Supplies
$231
Labs
$13
Radiology
$13

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Meet another patient you can support

100% of your donation funds life-changing surgery.

U Chit

U Chit is a 42-year-old husband and father from Burma. He lives with his in-laws, wife and son. His father-in-law works as a day laborer, while his wife and his mother-in-law are homemakers. U Chit used to work with his father-in-law, and also as a motorcycle taxi driver for extra income. However, he stopped working in January when his health worsened. When schools reopen, his son will begin kindergarten. A little over a year ago, U Chit began experiencing dizziness, fatigue, tightness in his chest and difficulty breathing when he exerted himself. A month later, he visited a local clinic where he was diagnosed with high blood pressure. However, in December 2021, U Chit lost a lot of weight and experienced night sweats in addition to his other symptoms. He was diagnosed with aortic valve regurgitation, mitral valve regurgitation and tricuspid valve regurgitation, and was placed on a waiting list to receive surgery. Because his condition is severe, the doctor recommended that he undergo surgery as soon as possible. Fortunately, our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund (BCMF), is helping U Chit access treatment. On April 8th, he will undergo mitral valve replacement surgery at BCMF's care center. After recovery, his symptoms should improve. Now, he needs help raising $1,500 to fund his procedure and care. U Chit shared, "I gave up and I was ready to die before. There are a lot of heart patients waiting to receiving surgery. Since I heard that I could have surgery with the help of donors, I feel like there is hope that I will survive. I have to look after my family because my son is still young. I will always remember everything the donors did for me."

66% funded

66%funded
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$501to go