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Success! Philemon from Kenya raised $1,016 to fund a fracture repair procedure on his left leg.

Philemon
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Fully funded
Philemon's treatment was fully funded on February 6, 2021.

Photo of Philemon post-operation

February 19, 2021

Philemon underwent a fracture repair procedure on his left leg.

After sustaining a severe fracture on his right lower limb, Philemon underwent a successful fracture repair surgery. He now comes back to the hospital for follow up and to have his plaster casts removed and dressing changed as he heals.

Philemon shared, “I am very happy with the outcome of my surgery. I am hoping to get a job and perhaps pursue more education.” Philemon is looking forward to a fast recovery and to be able to fully walk again.

After sustaining a severe fracture on his right lower limb, Philemon underwent a successful fracture repair surgery. He now comes back to th...

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January 6, 2021

Philemon is a 22-year-old motorcycle driver and a student from Kenya. He studies economics at Kabianga University and works as a motorcycle driver during his holidays so that he can raise school fees and upkeep money when he returns to college. In his family of eight children, Philemon is the second eldest. His parents are farmers in the village who grow maize, but their income is limited to support the entire family. Philemon is motivated to work hard so that he can support his siblings and build a better house for his parents when he is done with schooling.

On November 29th, 2020, Philemon was in a motorcycle accident at the local market. His motorcycle’s brakes malfunctioned, and he fell on the luggage he was carrying. Philemon came to the hospital with pain on his tibia fibular and left ankle joint. Currently, he cannot walk on his own and is in great pain.

Fortunately, surgeons at our medical partner can help. On January 7th, Philemon will undergo a fracture repair procedure, called an open reduction and internal fixation. This procedure will help him heal and walk easily again. Now, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $1,016 to fund this procedure.

Philemon shared, “I want to get treated so that I can resume school, and be able to complete school on time and be able to support my siblings.”

Philemon is a 22-year-old motorcycle driver and a student from Kenya. He studies economics at Kabianga University and works as a motorcycle ...

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Philemon's Timeline

  • January 6, 2021
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • January 8, 2021
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Philemon received treatment at AIC Kapsowar 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.

  • January 8, 2021
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Philemon's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • February 6, 2021
    FULLY FUNDED

    Philemon's treatment was fully funded.

  • February 19, 2021
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Philemon's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 22 donors

Funded by 22 donors

Treatment
ORIF Non Hip (Complex)
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $1,016 for Philemon's treatment
Hospital Fees
$248
Medical Staff
$358
Medication
$52
Supplies
$283
Labs
$13
Radiology
$13
Other
$49

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