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Success! Justine from Kenya raised $1,016 to fund fracture repair surgery.

Justine
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Fully funded
Justine's treatment was fully funded on September 7, 2021.

Photo of Justine post-operation

July 14, 2021

Justine underwent fracture repair surgery.

Eighteen-year-old Justine underwent a successful ORIF surgery after sustaining a severe fracture on his foot. His family is very pleased by the results of the surgery and Justine’s elder brother has been extremely helpful in his recovery. Justine explained that he was experiencing so much pain but now feels much better than before. Without the support from Watsi donors, Justine’s family wouldn’t have been able to afford to pay any hospital fees, so they are grateful for this opportunity. Now, Justine finally feels comfortable walking with the help of crutches and is looking forward to resuming his job as a motorbike taxi driver.

Justine had a good stay in the hospital ward and a calm recovery after the surgery. The cheerful teenager says, “I am very happy with the outcome of the surgery, I am hoping to heal soon and go back to work.”

Eighteen-year-old Justine underwent a successful ORIF surgery after sustaining a severe fracture on his foot. His family is very pleased by ...

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June 3, 2021

Justine is a talkative 18-year-old laborer from Kenya. He is the second-born child in a family of five children. He dropped out of school in grade eight after his parents were unable to pay his secondary school fees. Now, Justine drives a motorcycle taxi to help support his siblings.

One week ago, Justine was involved in a road accident and fractured the second, third and fourth metatarsals on his right foot. He experiences pain and he cannot walk. He was told that his fracture would require surgery, and in the meantime, he is in a cast. Fortunately, surgeons at our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare (AMH), can help. On June 3rd, Justine will undergo a fracture repair procedure called an open reduction and internal fixation. Justine will no longer be in pain, and he will be able to walk and work. Now, AMH is requesting $1,016 to fund his procedure.

Justine shared, “if I could be walking now, I could be out there looking for a job and supporting my family. I have faith that I will walk again.”

Justine is a talkative 18-year-old laborer from Kenya. He is the second-born child in a family of five children. He dropped out of school in...

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Justine's Timeline

  • June 3, 2021
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Justine was submitted by Beatrice Njoroge, Curative Medical Support Program Coordinator at African Mission Healthcare.

  • June 3, 2021
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Justine received treatment at AIC Kapsowar Hospital in Kenya. 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.

  • June 8, 2021
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Justine's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • July 14, 2021
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Justine's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • September 7, 2021
    FULLY FUNDED

    Justine's treatment was fully funded.

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

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Martin

Martin is a playful and friendly young boy and the last-born in a family of six children. Martin has not started going to school yet, but his father plans to enroll him in two years. Martin's father says life has been tough for him and his family since he fell sick for most of 2020, something that he says made life for his family tough. Prior to falling ill, Martin's father was a hardworking man practicing small-scale farming to provide food for his family and was also a catechist at their local catholic church. For over a year Martin's father was moved from one hospital to another seeking treatment. Martin's parents were forced to sell most of their property to cover the resulting medical bills. In 2021, Martin's father's health returned and he was able to grow his strength back. Martin's father moved their family to another village for a fresh start. They are now slowly rebuilding their life with the hope of restoring their livelihood once more. Since then, Martin has been diagnosed with Left Genu Varus meaning his leg is bent at the knee so that they do not touch. This condition is typically caused by an excessive accumulation of fluoride in the bones, which often stems from contaminated drinking water. As a result, it is difficult for him to walk. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare, is raising $880 to fund corrective surgery for Martin. The procedure is scheduled to take place on July 5th. Treatment will hopefully restore Martin's mobility, allow him to participate in a variety of activities, and greatly decrease his risk of future complications. Martin’s father says, “Because of the long period I was sick I was not able to provide for my family. My son now needs treatment, but I still can’t afford the cost.”

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