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Tessy is a 4-year-old girl from Kenya who needs $1,500 to fund leg surgery so she can walk again.

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June 9, 2022

Meet Tessy, a beautiful 4-year-old girl, living in Kenya.

In March 2022, Tessy and several of her family members were involved in an accident. Her grandparents and an uncle did not survive this event, and Tessy’s parents and her sister - and Tessy herself - were all hospitalized with traumatic injuries. Her parents and her sister have all since recovered.

Tessy sustained injuries to her head, chest, hand and legs, and she remained in the Intensive Care Unit of the hospital for several months. While Tessy has a visible deformity of her left arm and her right thigh, her doctors shared that her overall progress since the accident is impressive.

Some of her fractures are healing well, but the fracture of her right femur requires surgical intervention. Fortunately, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is here to help Tessy access the care that she needs. On June 10th, Tessy will undergo an open reduction and internal fixation at AIC Kijabe Hospital. African Mission Healthcare Foundation is seeking $1,500 to fund this procedure, without which Tessy would find it difficult to walk, and would live in chronic pain.

Tessy’s father says: “Her condition has greatly improved. She was in the ICU for almost two months and responded well to treatment. She needs the surgery to help with the healing and to be able to walk again.”

Meet Tessy, a beautiful 4-year-old girl, living in Kenya. In March 2022, Tessy and several of her family members were involved in an acci...

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Tessy's Timeline

  • June 9, 2022
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Tessy was submitted by Edward Mugane, Impact Assessment Coordinator at African Mission Healthcare.

  • June 10, 2022
    TREATMENT SCHEDULED

    Tessy was scheduled to receive 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.

  • June 16, 2022
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Tessy's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • TODAY
    AWAITING FUNDING

    Tessy is currently raising funds for her treatment.

  • TBD
    AWAITING UPDATE

    Awaiting Tessy's treatment update from African Mission Healthcare.

Funded by 29 donors

Funded by 29 donors

Treatment
ORIF Non Hip - Complex
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $1,593 for Tessy's treatment
Subsidies fund $93 and Watsi raises the remaining $1,500
Hospital Fees
$1,043
Medical Staff
$77
Medication
$105
Supplies
$239
Labs
$13
Radiology
$40
Other
$76

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