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Peter from Kenya raised $1,049 to fund a fracture repair from a road accident.

Peter
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  • $1,049 raised, $0 to go
$1,049
raised
$0
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Fully funded
Peter's treatment was fully funded on December 9, 2020.
December 10, 2020

Peter did not undergo a fracture repair at our partner care center.

Our partner shared an update on Peter’s treatment that we wanted to share with you. Peter was due for surgery initially in October, but he does not have a phone and so when his elderly mother was called, she said that she was sick and so he had no one to bring him to the hospital. She promised to do so later when she was feeling better. When our partner called again over the last week, they could not reach his family and have asked that we close this case so that another patient who is waiting can have support. Thank you for your understanding.

Our partner shared an update on Peter's treatment that we wanted to share with you. Peter was due for surgery initially in October, but he d...

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October 16, 2020

Peter is a 46-year-old man from Kiambu County in Kenya. He works mostly in construction sites as a manual laborer. Peter is the second born in a family of eight. He was hit by a motorbike while crossing the road on July 27th, 2020. He was taken to a nearby hospital where an x-ray confirmed he had sustained a fracture of his left femur. An ORIF surgery was recommended but he could not afford the cost of surgery.

Peter had been on traction to help treat his fracture since his admission at a government hospital. A recent standoff between the county government and health workers led to a go-slow, which has prompted patients like Peter to seek treatment elsewhere since they cannot access care currently. Peter came to our medical partner’s facility and saw the surgeon who again also recommended an ORIF procedure. Peter hopes that he finally has the life-changing surgery that will restore full functionality of his leg and enable him to go back to work. If not treated Peter’s fracture may fail to unite or mal-unite leading to loss of function of his left lower limb. He is not able to personally raise the amount required for surgery given that he is a casual laborer with minimal income. 

Fortunately, surgeons at our medical partner can help. On October 19th, Peter will undergo a fracture repair procedure, called an open reduction and internal fixation. The surgery will allow him to walk with ease and reduce the instance of complications. Now, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $1,049 to fund this procedure.

“I have been in hospital and unable to provide for myself since the accident in July. I hope that the operation will enable me to walk again so that I can fend for myself once more,” Peter said.

Peter is a 46-year-old man from Kiambu County in Kenya. He works mostly in construction sites as a manual laborer. Peter is the second born ...

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Peter's Timeline

  • October 16, 2020
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Peter was submitted by Robert Kariuki, Process Coordinator at African Mission Healthcare.

  • October 16, 2020
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Peter's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • October 19, 2020
    TREATMENT SCHEDULED

    Peter was scheduled to receive treatment at Nazareth 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.

  • December 10, 2020
    FUNDING ENDED

    Peter is no longer raising funds.

  • December 10, 2020
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Peter's treatment did not happen. Read the update.

Funded by 32 donors

Funded by 32 donors

Treatment
Nazareth - ORIF
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $1,049 for Peter's treatment
Hospital Fees
$459
Medical Staff
$0
Medication
$26
Supplies
$379
Labs
$104
Radiology
$31
Other
$50

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