Success! Angel from Kenya raised $1,176 to fund burn repair surgery.

Angel
$1,176
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$0
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Fully funded
Angel's treatment was fully funded on August 14, 2019.
  • Angel's story
  • Angel's update
July 1, 2019

Photo of Angel post-operation

September 22, 2019

Angel underwent burn repair surgery.

Angel was successfully treated in our facility. she had the contractures on her elbow released, allowing her to fully stretch her hand with ...

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Angel's Timeline

  • July 1, 2019
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Angel was submitted by Joan Kadagaya, SAFE Senior Program Coordinator at African Mission Healthcare.

  • July 6, 2019
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Angel's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • July 11, 2019
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Angel 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.

  • August 14, 2019
    FULLY FUNDED

    Angel's treatment was fully funded.

  • September 22, 2019
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Angel's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 24 donors

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Theare is a 15-year-old student from Cambodia. He has two older brothers and they live with their grandmother and cousins in Battambang province. His parents are divorced and his mother works in a clothing factory in another province to support her children. In school, he is in grade five and enjoys classes about Khmer history. He would like to be a teacher when he is older. At home, he enjoys soccer, but cannot play due to his condition. Two years ago, he was riding with his brother on a motorbike and fell, suffering a severe injury to his left tibia or shin. His leg became red, swollen, and painful. His grandmother took him to a local hospital, where he had several different surgeries. Unfortunately, none of the surgeries repaired his leg and has since been diagnosed with a delayed union fracture or a fracture that will not heal without intervention. The local surgeons told his grandmother they could not do any more surgery to fix his leg as Theare needed a more complicated procedure that would entail internal fixation and bone grafting. His current condition hinders his mobility, forcing him to rely on crutches and endure constant pain, impeding his ability to keep up with school and indulge in his love for soccer. When Theare learned about our medical partner, Children's Surgical Centre, he traveled for six hours seeking treatment. On March 12th, surgeons at CSC will perform a joint arthrodesis procedure to fuse his left tibia and to correct the non-union. This will help him walk unaided and help relieve the pain. Now, Theare needs help to fund this $600 procedure. Theare said, "I hope to walk with no pain and continue my schooling."

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