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Morris from Kenya raised $1,500 so that he can walk again.

Morris
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Fully funded
Morris's treatment was fully funded on December 23, 2014.

Photo of Morris post-operation

March 10, 2015

Morris received a bone transport for his right leg.

“I lack the words to express my gratitude,” Morris says. “I will always remember the kindness that you have shown me.”

“Morris’ bone transport was a success and he is well on his way to full recovery,” our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, reports. “His doctors are optimistic that he will make a full recovery!”

"I lack the words to express my gratitude," Morris says. "I will always remember the kindness that you have shown me." "Morris’ bone tran...

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December 8, 2014

Meet Morris, a 27-year-old man from Kenya and the eldest of three children. He is a trained tailor but has had a difficult time working since his accident earlier this year.

While riding on a motorbike, Morris was hit from behind by a car that lost control. He has been diagnosed with a right tibia fracture and ostreomyelitis (infection in the bone) and can no longer walk without support. “Morris has had more than four operations since the accident,” explains our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation. “His parents, who are farmers, ended up selling their land and cattle when Morris’ medical bills became too much for the family.”

For $1,500, we can fund the bone transport necessary to repair Morris’ damaged tissue and get him back on his feet again. Without treatment, he might end up needing an amputation due to severe infection.

“I have watched as my parents sold everything they had so that I can walk again. I want to be able to walk and work again so that I can help my family,” Morris tells us. Together, we can make this dream a reality.

Meet Morris, a 27-year-old man from Kenya and the eldest of three children. He is a trained tailor but has had a difficult time working sinc...

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Morris's Timeline

  • December 8, 2014
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Morris was submitted by Joan Kadagaya at African Mission Healthcare.

  • December 9, 2014
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Morris received treatment. 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 19, 2014
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Morris's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • December 23, 2014
    FULLY FUNDED

    Morris's treatment was fully funded.

  • March 10, 2015
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    We received an update on Morris. Read the update.

Funded by 32 donors

Funded by 32 donors

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