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Success! Abraham from Kenya raised $1,016 to fund mobility-restoring fracture repair surgery.

Abraham
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  • $1,016 raised, $0 to go
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Fully funded
Abraham's treatment was fully funded on January 10, 2021.

Photo of Abraham post-operation

October 29, 2020

Abraham underwent mobility-restoring fracture repair surgery.

36-year-old Abraham underwent successful and uneventful surgery after he had sustained a severe right tibia fracture. Abraham will begin physical therapy after nine weeks where he will begin his first unassisted steps. Currently, Abraham is walking with crutches as support until he is able to take his unassisted steps.

After his full recovery and when his bone heals to a significant degree, the ex-fixators shall be removed and he will return to his normal life. Abraham is hopeful that he will be able to go back to his previous job of driving a motorbike (bodaboda) so that he can provide for his family.

Abraham shared hopefully, “I have gone through a successful surgery and I know that I will be back on my feet soon.”

36-year-old Abraham underwent successful and uneventful surgery after he had sustained a severe right tibia fracture. Abraham will begin phy...

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August 23, 2020

Abraham is a motorbike taxi operator from Kenya. He is married and a father of three children, the oldest is six and the youngest is two weeks old. The young couple depend on casual jobs to cater to the needs of their young family. Abraham is known to his friends and villagers as the tall and slim guy. He is a hardworking young man.

One week ago, Abraham was involved in a road traffic accident while he was riding on the motorbike and sustained a traumatic right tibia fibula fracture. He is in pain and he cannot walk.

Fortunately, surgeons at our medical partner can help. On August 24th, Abraham will undergo a fracture repair procedure, called an open reduction and internal fixation. This treatment will help Abraham’s leg heal well and he will no longer be in pain. He will also be able to walk on his own and continue working to care for his young family. Now, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $1,016 to fund this procedure.

Abraham says, “I wish I was home to help my wife, it’s barely two weeks since we had our baby. She needs a lot of support. I feel sorry for her. If I could be walking now I would be providing for my family. I have faith that I will walk again so that I can continue supporting my family.”

Abraham is a motorbike taxi operator from Kenya. He is married and a father of three children, the oldest is six and the youngest is two wee...

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Abraham's Timeline

  • August 23, 2020
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • August 24, 2020
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Abraham 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.

  • August 24, 2020
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Abraham's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • October 29, 2020
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Abraham's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • January 10, 2021
    FULLY FUNDED

    Abraham's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 23 donors

Funded by 23 donors

Treatment
ORIF Non Hip (Complex)
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $1,016 for Abraham's treatment
Hospital Fees
$248
Medical Staff
$358
Medication
$52
Supplies
$283
Labs
$13
Radiology
$13
Other
$49

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