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Success! Abel from Kenya raised $763 to fund a fracture repair on his left arm and hand.

Abel
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  • $763 raised, $0 to go
$763
raised
$0
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Fully funded
Abel's treatment was fully funded on March 31, 2020.

Photo of Abel post-operation

March 17, 2020

Abel underwent a fracture repair on his left arm and hand.

Abel underwent successful surgery. He was in pain after the surgery, which was controlled by pain medication. Abel was discharged a day after his surgery to recover at home with a cast on his left hand. Abel is now doing well and on his first surgical follow up visit, he was happy and back in good spirit.

Abel’s mother says, “I didn’t sleep the day before his surgery due to pain but since he was operated, I would watch him sleep peacefully in the night. Thank you for supporting my child’s treatment. He is not in pain anymore”

Abel underwent successful surgery. He was in pain after the surgery, which was controlled by pain medication. Abel was discharged a day afte...

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February 17, 2020

Abel is five-year-old quite a boy in Kindergarten. He hails from Kapchesoo village on the hills of Elgeyo Marakwet County in Kenya.

Last Thursday evening, Abel came to Watsi’s medical partner’s hospital accompanied by his mother after a fall while playing with his friends. He sustained an injury on his left hand now he is unable to flex his elbow and has severe pain. On arrival an X-Ray was done that confirmed that Abel has a completely displaced supracondylar fracture. Abel has been admitted in the paediatrics ward awaiting OREF/K-wiring surgery.

Abel is the sixth born child in a family of seven. Abel’s father is a farmer and his mother is a housewife. His father earns an average of $56.00 in a month from his farm products. Having been blessed with seven children, his father’s income is too little to meet the needs of his children. He feels it’s impossible to raise money for Abel’s surgery bill with their family’s low socioeconomic status, and that has even caused more fear for him.

Abel has been scheduled for surgery yet the family is still uncertain on how they will pay the bills. They are requesting any well-wisher to support them so that their son can be operated on.

Abel’s mother shared, “Nothing hurts a parent like watching your child cry in pain, it has been a nightmare to me and a difficult time for our family. We are looking forward to seeing Abel in good spirits again.”

Abel is five-year-old quite a boy in Kindergarten. He hails from Kapchesoo village on the hills of Elgeyo Marakwet County in Kenya. Last...

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Abel's Timeline

  • February 17, 2020
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • February 18, 2020
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Abel received treatment at AIC Kapsowar 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.

  • February 19, 2020
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Abel's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • March 17, 2020
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Abel's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • March 31, 2020
    FULLY FUNDED

    Abel's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 12 donors

Funded by 12 donors

Treatment
Open Reduction and External Fixation (OREF)
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $763 for Abel's treatment
Hospital Fees
$203
Medical Staff
$253
Medication
$52
Supplies
$229
Labs
$13
Radiology
$13

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