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Success! Dickens from Kenya raised $1,165 to fund orthopedic surgery.

Dickens
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  • $1,165 raised, $0 to go
$1,165
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Dickens's treatment was fully funded on December 20, 2018.

Photo of Dickens post-operation

December 4, 2018

Dickens underwent orthopedic surgery.

Surgery was successful. He’ll be able to play football and continue with his studies.

“When I grow up, I want to be an electrical engineer,” he says.

Surgery was successful. He’ll be able to play football and continue with his studies. “When I grow up, I want to be an electrical enginee...

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October 31, 2018

Dickens is a teenager from Kenya. He is in seventh grade and is a very strong student. He wants to be an engineer when he grows up. He also enjoys dancing and playing soccer.

Dickens was born with genu varus, or bow-leggedness. He cannot walk properly and cannot run. He is scheduled to undergo a surgery that will realign his bones so that he will be able to walk normally.

Surgery is scheduled for November 22 and will cost $1,165.

He says, “My desire is to walk without any difficulty, that’s why we are seeking for support to undergo for surgery.”

Dickens is a teenager from Kenya. He is in seventh grade and is a very strong student. He wants to be an engineer when he grows up. He also ...

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Dickens's Timeline

  • October 31, 2018
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • November 06, 2018
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Dickens's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • November 22, 2018
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Dickens received treatment at AIC Cure International 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.

  • December 04, 2018
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Dickens's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • December 20, 2018
    FULLY FUNDED

    Dickens's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 16 donors

Funded by 16 donors

Treatment
Angular Deformity Correction
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $1,165 for Dickens's treatment
Hospital Fees
$242
Medical Staff
$313
Medication
$179
Supplies
$347
Labs
$37
Radiology
$47

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Kupha

Kupha is a 45-year-old woman from Kenya and has six children. In 2014, Kupha started experiencing some pain in her upper jaw. After some time, her jaw started to swell and the pain worsened. Both cold and hot food triggered pain that would last day and night. She went to a nearby facility in Kwale County to seek care, and was given some pain medication that worked for a while. She later returned for a surgery to remove the swollen tissue. Though she recovered well, the following year, Kupha started experiencing pain and swelling again. Upon returning to the same facility for a checkup, the doctor told her that no further treatment could be done. A few years later, Kupha heard about Kijabe Hospital and came for an examination in January 2020. The doctors diagnosed her with a benign maxillary mass and scheduled her for an excision surgery. During the surgery, they will put in a plate and screws to hold together her maxillar. However, Kupha and her family are not able to raise funds needed for the surgery. After the death of her husband a few years ago, Kupha has been struggling to provide for her six children. Her firstborn son is the main breadwinner of the family and also attends college, partially sponsored by the county government of Kwale. He does some casual jobs when he is not in class to feed the family, and also facilitates his mother's hospital visits. Kupha was able to raise some money for her treatment, but she does not have enough financial support and appeals for help. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare, is requesting $1,500 to cover the cost of Kupha's surgery. The procedure is scheduled to take place on October 15th and will be a ten hour long surgery. Hopefully, this treatment will alleviate her of further severe pain and swelling. Kupha shared, “With the pain that I have endured over the years, it has made it difficult for me to look for work and provide for my family. I will be happy when I receive the required treatment for my condition.”

63% funded

63%funded
$949raised
$551to go

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