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Success! Sherline from Kenya raised $1,016 to fund a fracture repair so she can walk again.

Sherline
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Fully funded
Sherline's treatment was fully funded on January 1, 2021.

Photo of Sherline post-operation

January 11, 2021

Sherline underwent a fracture repair so she can walk again.

After suffering a fracture a few weeks ago, Sherline finally underwent a successful ORIF surgery in December. Sherline, who was suffering from pain in her right leg is now able to walk with the help of crutches and is glad to be without pain.

Sherline had uneventful recovery after her surgery and was able to return home four days later. She will be coming for follow up appointments to have her plaster casts removed and changed as she heals. She is also expected to be coming for weekly physical exercises to help her walk with her right leg again.

Her guardian was so happy with the outcome of the surgery and is looking forward to see her walk again. Hillary, Sherline’s guardian said, “Thank you for supporting her treatment. She is not in pain anymore. I am confident that she will be able to walk again.”

After suffering a fracture a few weeks ago, Sherline finally underwent a successful ORIF surgery in December. Sherline, who was suffering fr...

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December 15, 2020

Sherline is a 7-year-old playful girl from Kenya. Last Friday, Shirlene arrived at the hospital with pain in her right leg and head after being hit by a tree branch. Sherline had gone to fetch firewood with her friends when the accident happened. She was rushed to the hospital by samaritans and on arrival, an x-ray was done which confirmed a right femur fracture. Because she was unable to use her leg and was in pain, Sherline was put on traction to reduce pain, avoid irritation, and help put tension on the displaced bone.

Sherline was born and raised in a village in Elgeyo Marakwet County. She was the firstborn child of a single mother. In 2015, during the Marakwet and Pokot clashes in their region, her mother was eloped and taken away to an unknown location. Since then Sherline has not seen her mum and, currently, she stays with her elderly grandmother. Shirlene’s grandmother is a farmer of millet for their family’s consumption. They live in a two-roomed grass-thatched house. 

Sherline is going through a tough experience with intense pain, trauma, and discomfort. She needs urgent help to fix her condition. Their family is facing financial hardship and is asking anyone reading Sherline’s story to help her raise the fee for her surgery.

Fortunately, surgeons at our medical partner can help. On December 16th, Sherline will undergo a fracture repair procedure, called an open reduction and internal fixation. The surgery will reduce the pain, initiate her healing, and help her to walk easily again. Now, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $1,016 to fund this procedure.

Shirleen’s guardian shared, “It’s paining me to see her cry in pain, I want her to receive treatment and be able to walk again.”

Sherline is a 7-year-old playful girl from Kenya. Last Friday, Shirlene arrived at the hospital with pain in her right leg and head after be...

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Sherline's Timeline

  • December 15, 2020
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • December 16, 2020
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Sherline 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.

  • December 16, 2020
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Sherline's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • January 1, 2021
    FULLY FUNDED

    Sherline's treatment was fully funded.

  • January 11, 2021
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Sherline's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 32 donors

Funded by 32 donors

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

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Samuel

Samuel is a 53-year-old fisherman. He is a father of two children aged 18 and 16 years old. He separated from his wife 5 years ago, and has been taking care of the children since the separation. In December 2020, Samuel was pricked by a poisonous thorn on his foot, which left a wound running from his foot to ankle that has become severely infected. He is in pain and unable to walk comfortably. The wound threatens his mobility and could result in amputation if not urgently attended to. Initially, Samuel tried treating the wound with herbs, but there was no improvement. He visited a nearby mission facility for a checkup and dressing, where doctors treated and washed the wound, but it continued to worsen. On April 1st, Samuel was driven by a well-wisher to our medical partner's care center Kijabe Hospital and upon review, doctors recommended an urgent debridement and skin grafting surgery. However, the cost of care is difficult for Samuel to afford. He had been depending on support from the local missionaries to pay for his previous medical bills and medication. Samuel appeals for financial support. Fortunately, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is helping Samuel receive treatment. On April 2nd, surgeons will perform a debridement and skin graft procedure to clean off the wound and prevent further infection. Now, Samuel needs help to fund this $1,185 procedure. Samuel shared, “This wound is worsening by the day. I currently limp but I might lose the leg if I don’t get some surgical intervention. My fishing venture cannot even pay for the surgery.”

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$978raised
$207to go

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