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

Michael
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  • $1,176 raised, $0 to go
$1,176
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Michael's treatment was fully funded on December 16, 2018.

Photo of Michael post-operation

December 4, 2018

Michael underwent burn repair surgery.

Michael was successfully treated in our medical partner’s facility. The neck contractures were released, and with complete healing, he will be able to turn his neck easily.

Michael says, “Thank you for helping me in surgery. I will study very hard in school and be successful.”

Michael was successfully treated in our medical partner's facility. The neck contractures were released, and with complete healing, he will ...

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November 19, 2018

Michael is a young student from Kenya. He has three siblings.

In 2009, Michael and his sister were preparing food when he accidentally was burned by cooking oil on his hand and neck. His burns healed but turned into contractures, which limit his movement.

Fortunately, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is helping Michael receive treatment. On November 26, surgeons at their care center will perform a burn contracture release surgery to help him move his head more freely. Now, he needs help to fund this $1,176 procedure.

Michael says, “When I grow up, I want to be a driver.”

Michael is a young student from Kenya. He has three siblings. In 2009, Michael and his sister were preparing food when he accidentally w...

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Michael's Timeline

  • November 19, 2018
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Michael was submitted by Joan Kadagaya, Curative Medical Support Program-Partner Representative at African Mission Healthcare Foundation, our medical partner in Kenya.

  • November 19, 2018
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Michael's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • November 26, 2018
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Michael received treatment at AIC Kijabe Hospital. 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 04, 2018
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Michael's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • December 16, 2018
    FULLY FUNDED

    Michael's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 4 donors

Funded by 4 donors

Treatment
Single Contracture Release
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $1,176 for Michael's treatment
Hospital Fees
$1,144
Medical Staff
$0
Medication
$9
Supplies
$0
Labs
$23

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Chit

Chit is a 30-year-old man who lives with his wife, daughter, son and father-in-law in Noh Poe Village, Myawaddy Township, Karen State, Burma. Chit’s daughter and son go to school. Chit, together with his wife and father-in-law work as farmers on land they rent. Chit’s family does not have regular income, but they sell durian and betel nut that they grow in their garden. Seven years ago, Chit started to experience pain in his lower left abdomen. He also had difficulty passing urine so he went to Myawaddy Hospital for help. He received an ultrasound and an x-ray before the doctor informed him that he has a urinary tract infection (UTI) and a kidney stone. He was treated for the UTI but he did not received treatment for the kidney stone. He was given a follow-up appointment for every month, to receive medication for the abdominal pain. He continued to return for his appointments until late-2018, but when he did not feel better he followed his neighbour’s suggestion and sought help at Mae Tao Clinic (MTC) in Thailand on 20 February 2019. When Chit arrived at MTC, he received an ultrasound as well as a urine and blood test. After the tests, the medic informed him that he has a kidney stone and he was prescribed some medication. On 29 February, MTC referred him to Mae Sot Hospital (MSH) for further investigation. At MSH, he underwent an intravenous pyelogram (IVP) and was asked to return to MSH for his follow-up appointments and he returned several times. Eventually, he was told that the kidney stone had moved into his urethra and that he would need to undergo laser treatment to break up the stone. Currently, Chit still experiences pain in his lower left abdomen and sometimes he has difficulty passing urine. He worries that his condition will get worse if he does not get treatment. Sometimes his urine has blood in it, especially when he drinks less water and he has difficulty passing urine. Sometimes, he feels like the pain of his abdominal is worse and he is not able to walk or work. He is unable to sleep, and he feels more comfortable when he lies down and rests. In his free time, Chit loves to forage for vegetables in the forest.

86% funded

86%funded
$1,293raised
$207to go

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