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Success! Siphilina from Kenya raised $968 to fix a fracture of her neck.

Siphilina
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  • $968 raised, $0 to go
$968
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$0
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Fully funded
Siphilina's treatment was fully funded on April 23, 2020.

Photo of Siphilina post-operation

January 20, 2020

Siphilina received treatment to fix a fracture of her neck.

Siphilina recovered well after surgery and was discharged on 5th November. Our medical partner shared with us that Siphilina is currently walking with the help of crutches. She is in good spirits, she is looking forward to recovering from the fractured bone at home so that she can be independent and be able to feed by herself.

Siphilina shared, “What a tremendous relief for me. I am so happy the surgery went well and that I am going home. Thank you donors for supporting my treatment.”

Siphilina recovered well after surgery and was discharged on 5th November. Our medical partner shared with us that Siphilina is currently wa...

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October 30, 2019

Siphilina is a 68-year-old talkative grandmother. On 25th of October, 2019, Siphilina fell, sustaining severe left femoral neck fracture. She was taken to the nearest health facility but could not get treatment due to the severity of the condition.

She spent some days at home as she was unable to afford medical care. She was in great pain, could not walk and had difficulties sitting or lying in bed. Fortunately, Siphilina went to Kapsowar hospital whereupon diagnosis, she had an ORIF surgery recommended. The surgery will relieve her of the pain, reduce the chances of ambulation problems and further closed fracture complications.

Siphilina, a humble millet farmer lives with her daughter and three grandchildren in the village. She lost her husband years ago. Her only source of income is from subsistence farming which has very low-income yields. This limits her ability to raise the required hospital fee for the surgery. Siphilina appeals for help to be able to meet the cost of surgery. 

Fortunately, surgeons at our medical partner can help. On October 30th, Siphilina will undergo a fracture repair procedure, called an open reduction and internal fixation. The surgery will reduce the pain, fix the fracture reducing chances of further complications on her left leg. Now, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $968 to fund this procedure.

Siphilina says, “I want to be able to walk sit and even feed by myself like other people.”

Siphilina is a 68-year-old talkative grandmother. On 25th of October, 2019, Siphilina fell, sustaining severe left femoral neck fracture. Sh...

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Siphilina's Timeline

  • October 30, 2019
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Siphilina was submitted by Robert Kariuki, Process Coordinator at African Mission Healthcare, our medical partner in Kenya.

  • October 30, 2019
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Siphilina 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.

  • November 12, 2019
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Siphilina's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • January 20, 2020
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Siphilina's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • April 23, 2020
    FULLY FUNDED

    Siphilina's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 31 donors

Funded by 31 donors

Treatment
ORIF Non Hip (Complex)
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $968 for Siphilina's treatment
Hospital Fees
$248
Medical Staff
$359
Medication
$52
Supplies
$283
Labs
$13
Radiology
$13

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Mpumwire

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