Success! B. Kuma from Ethiopia raised $1,500 so she can pass stool properly.

B. Kuma
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B. Kuma's treatment was fully funded on August 22, 2016.
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  • B. Kuma's update
July 27, 2016

Photo of B. Kuma post-operation

January 27, 2017

B. Kuma underwent successful corrective surgery.

She is now in good health. B. Kuma’s parents are very happy that their daughter was able to receive treatment. Her father says, “This op...

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B. Kuma's Timeline

  • July 27, 2016

    B. Kuma was submitted by Joan Kadagaya, Curative Medical Support Program-Partner Representative at African Mission Healthcare.

  • August 10, 2016

    B. Kuma's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • August 22, 2016

    B. Kuma's treatment was fully funded.

  • November 22, 2016

    B. Kuma received treatment at BethanyKids Myungsung Christian Medical Centre (BKMCM) in Ethiopia. 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.

  • January 27, 2017

    B. Kuma's treatment was successful. Read the update.

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Benedister is a 45-year-old single mother and small-scale farmer from Kenya. She plants maize and millet for her family's consumption and for sale. Benedister has seven children between 11 and 23 years old. When she is done with her farm work, Benedister always looks for casual jobs in order to earn extra wages. She is very hardworking, as she is her family’s sole breadwinner. One day, while walking around her compound, Benedister fell and injured her right lower limb. She was unable to walk, so she was carried by some of her relatives to the hospital. Her pain was so intense that she was given some pain medication, then sent for an x-ray. The x-ray revealed that she had a bimalleolar fracture with a joint dislocation, which means that in addition to a bone being broken, the ligaments on the inside of her ankle were injured as well. She was treated, and then her ankle was immobilized with a bulky jones splint. She is not able to walk on her own and is in a lot of pain. Fortunately, surgeons at our medical partner can help. On February 7th, Benedister will undergo a fracture repair procedure, called an open reduction and internal fixation. Afterward, she will be able to walk easily again. Now, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $1,145 to fund this procedure. Benedister says, “It’s really sad that I cannot walk without support. My children look up to me for all their needs and here I am now with a broken leg and cannot offer any help to them. Please help me get my bones fixed so that I will be able to work and live normally as before.”

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