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Success! John from Kenya raised $1,049 to fund fracture repair surgery following a road accident.

John
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  • $1,049 raised, $0 to go
$1,049
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$0
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Fully funded
John's treatment was fully funded on January 18, 2021.

Photo of John post-operation

January 19, 2021

John underwent fracture repair surgery following a road accident.

John had successful treatment and was very happy. He has recovered well postoperatively and can walk using crutches. He will soon be heading home and after his full recovery, John will be able to resume his work as a motorbike driver and earn an income to sustain himself.

“I am very happy and can’t express my gratitude enough. May God bless all my supporters and may God bless you all. May you never lack anything. I am happy that soon after recovery, I will be able to start working again and plan my future family,” said John.

John had successful treatment and was very happy. He has recovered well postoperatively and can walk using crutches. He will soon be heading...

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December 14, 2020

John is a motorcycle taxi operator from Kenya. He’s a 31-year-old man from an area called Zimmerman in Nairobi County and the second born in a family of four. John went to school up through high school, but since his family could not afford to send him to college, he learnt how to ride a motorbike and started hustling in Zimmerman to sustain himself.

John told us that he was just planning for his future and to get married when the worst happened. On Saturday Dec. 12th, when a client sent him to carry some luggage, on the way he was hit by a vehicle. He sustained an open fracture of his right femur. Luckily he was brought to Nazareth Hospital and was admitted for care. He is not able to move his leg and the surgeon recommends an open reduction and internal fixation (ORIF) surgery to heal his fracture. Since John had to borrow funds for his admission fee, he does not have a way to pay for the surgery he needs. He has requested support and is concerned if he is not treated soon he could develop a bone infection which will delay healing and cause him more complications.

Fortunately, surgeons at our medical partner can help. On December 15th, John will undergo a fracture repair procedure, called an open reduction and internal fixation. The surgery will help him walk easily again. Now, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $1,049 to fund this procedure.

“My family members are not able to support me for this surgery and am afraid to see my bones. I kindly ask for help so that I can be able to walk again, go back to my job, and start planning for my future family,” said John.

John is a motorcycle taxi operator from Kenya. He's a 31-year-old man from an area called Zimmerman in Nairobi County and the second born in...

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John's Timeline

  • December 14, 2020
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • December 15, 2020
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    John received treatment at Nazareth 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 15, 2020
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    John's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • January 18, 2021
    FULLY FUNDED

    John's treatment was fully funded.

  • January 19, 2021
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    John's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 36 donors

Treatment
Nazareth - ORIF
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $1,049 for John's treatment
Hospital Fees
$459
Medical Staff
$0
Medication
$26
Supplies
$379
Labs
$104
Radiology
$31
Other
$50

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