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Success! Antony from Kenya raised $1,500 to fund a fracture repair procedure on his left hand.

Antony
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  • $1,500 raised, $0 to go
$1,500
raised
$0
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Fully funded
Antony's treatment was fully funded on March 31, 2021.

Photo of Antony post-operation

May 12, 2021

Antony underwent a fracture repair procedure on his left hand.

Antony had a right humerus fracture which needed surgery to heal. With Watsi donors support, he was able to undergo surgery and is now back home and doing well! He’ll visit the facility for follow ups to make sure he fully heals. His doctors shared that the surgery was successful and went as planned.

Antony says, “Thank you for the support and help! I hope I should be able to go back to my work soon.”

Antony had a right humerus fracture which needed surgery to heal. With Watsi donors support, he was able to undergo surgery and is now back ...

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February 28, 2021

Antony is a 36-year-old motorbike taxi operator. He is married and has three children. Antony is the sole breadwinner of the family. In his line of work, his income depends on the availability of customers and is somewhat inconsistent. He lives with his family in a two-roomed rental house.

On February 9th, Antony was riding a friend to a funeral on a motorbike, when he got into an accident along the Nairobi-Nakuru highway. His bike lost control when he tried to avoid an oncoming vehicle that was speeding on the wrong side of the road. Antony hit a ditch on the side of the road and sustained multiple injuries. He is in pain and is not able to use his left hand.

Fortunately, surgeons at our medical partner can help. On March 5th, Antony will undergo a fracture repair procedure, called an open reduction and internal fixation. This procedure will help him heal well and he will be able to use his arm normally again. Now, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare, is requesting $1,500 to fund this procedure.

Anthony shared, “I am the sole breadwinner and my family is looking upon me for survival. I cannot work without the use of my hand, and my hand needs surgery to heal. I am unable to get the money to raise the amount needed for my care.”

Antony is a 36-year-old motorbike taxi operator. He is married and has three children. Antony is the sole breadwinner of the family. In his ...

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Antony's Timeline

  • February 28, 2021
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • March 2, 2021
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Antony's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • March 9, 2021
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Antony received treatment at AIC Kijabe 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.

  • March 31, 2021
    FULLY FUNDED

    Antony's treatment was fully funded.

  • May 12, 2021
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Antony's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Treatment
ORIF Non Hip - Complex
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $1,526 for Antony's treatment
Subsidies fund $26 and Watsi raises the remaining $1,500
Hospital Fees
$1,289
Medical Staff
$0
Medication
$73
Supplies
$0
Labs
$64
Other
$100

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Ni

Ni lives with her mother & four siblings in Yangon, Burma. Her two younger sisters work in a clothing factory, while her mother and one brother are homemakers. Her other brother works as a driver assistant. Ni works in a factory that produces alcohol and in her free time, she enjoys watching television with her family. She also enjoys teaching English to their neighbor's children on the weekends. In July 2019, Ni started to experience chest pain and difficulty breathing. She went to a hospital in Yangon and was told she might have a problem with her kidney. When she did not feel any better after taking medication for a month, she went to another hospital in Yangon. She received multiple diagnostic tests and was told that her kidney is healthy but she has a heart condition. After receiving an echocardiogram, she was diagnosed with atrial septal defect (ASD). The doctor told her she would need heart surgery, but Ni told the doctor she could not afford to pay for it. Ni received medication and went back home. Unfortunately, she was unable to go back to the hospital for follow up because the hospital closed after the country's military coup. Due to the deteriorating security condition in their area, Ni’s family decided to go back to their village near Mandalay. Around her village, she could not find a pharmacy that sold her medication. When her family finally traveled back to Yangon she was feeling better and decided not to purchase more of the special medication she needed. Then in January, Ni felt like she could not breathe well, and experienced chest pain and rapid breathing again. She went to a hospital, where the doctor referred her to Pun Hlaing Hospital. After she undergoing more diagnostic tests, the doctor told her she would need to receive surgery costing 9,000,000 kyats (approx. $9,000 USD). When she told the doctor she could not afford to pay for it, the doctor gave her the phone number of a nurse who may be able to help. When Ni called the nurse, the nurse told her about our medical partner Burma Children Medical Fund (BCMF) who is now helping Ni access treatment. On March 13th she will undergo cardiac surgery to close the Atrial Septal Defect. Currently, Ni has chest pain and difficulty breathing. Sometimes, she has rapid breathing at night. She cannot sleep well because she is always worried about her condition. Ni shared, "I am very scared to receive surgery but if I do not receive this treatment, I will not live a long life. I am so happy to receive treatment and I would like to say thank you so much to all the donors."

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