“I want to have my arm treated so that I am able to work for myself,” Francis shares. Francis is a 45-year-old man from rural Kenya. In December 2015, he fell from a tall tree that he was pruning, and broke his left humerus, or upper arm bone.
Francis was initially taken to the hospital, where doctors applied a splint to his arm. However, the injury has not healed as much as it should have by now. As a result, Francis experiences pain and numbness in his left hand—especially when the weather is cold. Francis’s doctors are now recommending that he undergo surgery to ensure that his arm recovers correctly.
Before the accident, Francis used to work at a construction site to earn a living. However, he has not been able to do any work since he fell from the tree. He has to rely on help from his aged parents and help from his siblings. Furthermore, if he is not treated, Francis will continue to feel pain in his left hand. The fractured bone could also become infected.
Although Francis’s family has been able to pool together $104 for the surgery that he needs, this is not enough money to fully cover the procedure. However, for $660, we can sponsor Francis’s operation, as well as the x-rays, medications, and hospital stay necessary to his post-surgery recovery.
Let’s help Francis regain his independence and fund this important treatment.