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Success! Sharon from Kenya raised $1,016 to fund treatment for a severe leg fracture from carrying firewood.

Sharon
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  • $1,016 raised, $0 to go
$1,016
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$0
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Fully funded
Sharon's treatment was fully funded on January 31, 2021.

Photo of Sharon post-operation

January 15, 2021

Sharon underwent treatment for a severe leg fracture when carrying firewood.

After suffering a right femur fracture while carrying firewood, Sharon had an uneventful surgery. She has recovered well and was discharged home from the hospital after learning how to walk with crutches. Sharon will be on crutches for about six months before she starts putting more weight on her feet. She’s continued to come for follow up physio exercises to restore her movement and the well-functioning of her leg.

Sharon says, “I enjoyed a good feeling of accomplishment after my surgery. I rapidly regained strength and learnt how to walk with crutches.”

After suffering a right femur fracture while carrying firewood, Sharon had an uneventful surgery. She has recovered well and was discharged ...

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September 29, 2020

Sharon is a shy eighth grade student from Kenya. Sharon was born and raised in a village in the highlands of Elgeyo Marakwet County. Sharon is the firstborn child in a family of five. She is partially orphaned after her mother died due to a short illness. Sharon was raised by her aunt as they shared that her father is unable to provide for them due to poverty and alcoholism. Her aunt is a farmer depending mostly on maize farming as their main source of income. Being the firstborn child and the only girl, her roles have been defined at an early age. She took care of her siblings when her father could not. Her aunt says that she plays the role of the mother because she acts so maturely and responsible.

On Friday September 25th, Sharon sustained a severe injury to her right lower limb after she fell from a high place while she was carrying firewood on her back. She is in pain and is not able to walk on her own.

Fortunately, surgeons at our medical partner can help. On September 30th, Sharon will undergo a fracture repair procedure, called an open reduction and internal fixation. This procedure will help her heal and walk easily again. Now, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $1,016 to fund this procedure.

Sharon says, “I want to receive treatment to walk again so that I can continue helping my aunt and go to school when it resumes.”

Sharon is a shy eighth grade student from Kenya. Sharon was born and raised in a village in the highlands of Elgeyo Marakwet County. Sharon ...

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Sharon's Timeline

  • September 29, 2020
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • September 30, 2020
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Sharon's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • October 1, 2020
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Sharon 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.

  • January 15, 2021
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Sharon's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • January 31, 2021
    FULLY FUNDED

    Sharon's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 22 donors

Funded by 22 donors

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

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