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Sharon is a student from Kenya who needs $1,016 to fund treatment for a severe leg fracture from carrying firewood.

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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, our medical partner in Kenya.

  • September 30, 2020
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Sharon's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • October 01, 2020
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Sharon 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.

  • January 15, 2021
    AWAITING UPDATE

    Awaiting Sharon's treatment update from African Mission Healthcare.

  • TODAY
    AWAITING FUNDING

    Sharon is currently raising funds for her treatment.

Funded by 21 donors

Funded by 21 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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