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Success! Margret from Kenya raised $941 to fund surgery to repair her fractured left hand.

Margret
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$941
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Fully funded
Margret's treatment was fully funded on December 15, 2021.

Photo of Margret post-operation

December 21, 2021

Margret underwent surgery to repair her fractured left hand.

Margret was anxious being admitted to a hospital for the first time. She was afraid for her surgery but she received encouragement from so many people including other patients in the hospital ward. Margret underwent a successful fracture surgery after injuring her left distal humerus. She recovered well after her surgery and was discharged to continue healing at home. Since her surgery, Margret has shown a lot of improvement in healing and has seen immense improvement in her life.

Margret says, “I want to be able to use my hand once more and be able to do little duties at home.”

Margret was anxious being admitted to a hospital for the first time. She was afraid for her surgery but she received encouragement from so m...

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October 21, 2021

Margret is a 69-year-old woman - a mother of five children and a grandmother to 13 children. She lives in a thatched house with her family. She and her husband are farmers and rely on seasonal farm products for their income. Due to a recent drought on their land, they do not have any farm products to sell. Margret and her husband are aging and shared that they are limited in how they can care for themselves. They also shared that their children are married but do not have stable jobs yet to help support the family.

One week ago, Margret’s poor vision caused her to fall on her walk to the farm. She fell on her left hand and can longer use it or put any weight on it. Her daughter-in-law bought her to the hospital for an X-Ray. After an assessment by the doctor, she was diagnosed with a left distal humerus fracture, and surgery was recommended. Currently, Margret is experiencing pain in her left hand and requires 24-hour care from her daughter-in-law.

On October 26th, Margret will undergo a fracture repair procedure, called an open reduction and internal fixation, with our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare (AMH). This surgery will alleviate her pain and bring healing and restoration to the functioning of her left hand. She will be able to carry out her day-to-day activities and take care of herself again. AMH is requesting $941 to help fund this procedure.

Margret shared, “I am in pain. I hope I get treated soon and be able to use my hand again. Please help me.”

Margret is a 69-year-old woman - a mother of five children and a grandmother to 13 children. She lives in a thatched house with her family. ...

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Margret's Timeline

  • October 21, 2021
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • October 26, 2021
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Margret 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.

  • October 28, 2021
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Margret's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • December 15, 2021
    FULLY FUNDED

    Margret's treatment was fully funded.

  • December 21, 2021
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Margret's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 19 donors

Funded by 19 donors

Treatment
ORIF Non Hip (Simple)
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $941 for Margret's treatment
Hospital Fees
$423
Medical Staff
$3
Medication
$56
Supplies
$280
Labs
$40
Radiology
$12
Other
$127

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