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Success! Godfrey from Kenya raised $1,049 to fund a fracture repair on his right leg.

Godfrey
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  • $1,049 raised, $0 to go
$1,049
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$0
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Fully funded
Godfrey's treatment was fully funded on April 15, 2021.

Photo of Godfrey post-operation

March 26, 2021

Godfrey underwent a fracture repair on his right leg.

Godfrey successfully underwent a fracture repair surgery and within three days he could walk with the help of crutches. However, three days after the first surgery, he had to go back to the operating room for a plate adjustment, which was also successful.

Godfrey was very happy and was full of smiles after the surgery because he remembered how he struggled and now he could see himself walking again. Godfrey has a lot of confidence following the doctor’s remarks that after the healing process he would be able to walk and even resume his casual job. This would make Godfrey independent and not depend on his friend.

Godfrey shared, “Only God can know my happiness and appreciation. May God bless those who assisted me. I know once the leg is healed, I will go back to work and earn to support my daughter and me. Thank you!”

Godfrey successfully underwent a fracture repair surgery and within three days he could walk with the help of crutches. However, three days...

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January 25, 2021

Godfrey is a 49-year-old manual labourer from Kenya. He currently lives alone since separating with his wife. Godfrey has one daughter who lives with his mother. He works hard in order to support his family. Though Godfrey completed secondary school, he did not attend college, so he started working casual jobs. He mostly works at construction sites.

On January 12th, as Godfrey was working, he fell from the first floor of a building under construction and badly injured his right leg. He has sustained a fracture, it is difficult for him to walk, and he is in chronic pain.

Fortunately, surgeons at our medical partner can help. On January 28th, Godfrey will undergo a fracture repair procedure, called an open reduction and internal fixation. This procedure will help him walk easily again. Now, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $1,049 to fund this procedure.

Godfrey shared, “I am so desperate and just don’t know where to go for help. If not for my friend, I would have just stayed in the house with my sick leg. I plead for help so that I can be well to go back to my work to support myself and my daughter.”

Godfrey is a 49-year-old manual labourer from Kenya. He currently lives alone since separating with his wife. Godfrey has one daughter who l...

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Godfrey's Timeline

  • January 25, 2021
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • January 26, 2021
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Godfrey's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • January 28, 2021
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Godfrey received treatment at Nazareth 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.

  • March 26, 2021
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Godfrey's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • April 15, 2021
    FULLY FUNDED

    Godfrey's treatment was fully funded.

Treatment
Nazareth - ORIF
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $1,049 for Godfrey's treatment
Hospital Fees
$459
Medical Staff
$0
Medication
$26
Supplies
$379
Labs
$104
Radiology
$31
Other
$50

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Emily

Emily is a newborn baby from Kenya. She is the third born in a family of three children. Her mother is a stay-at-home mum to help raise their kids and their family relies on their father's to provide for their needs. Her father does small-scale farming and other casual jobs like ploughing farms for people. Emily has been diagnosed with hydrocephalus, a condition in which excess cerebrospinal fluid accumulates in the brain and increases intracranial pressure. As a result of her condition, Emily has been experiencing an increasing head circumference since she was two months old. Her parents thought it would stop and she would grow healthier, but it did not. Her parents took Emily to a hospital in Narok town where she was examined and immediately referred to Bethanykids hospital's specialist team for treatment. On arrival, she was examined, diagnosed with hydrocephalus and sent for a scan. The family did not have money to cater for the CT scan and opted to go back home and have the scan done when they got money. Luckily, a neighbor lent them money for the CT scan, which was done, and they were able to bring back the results. She is now scheduled for surgery as soon as possible to protect her brain from being damaged by the excess fluid in the head. Without treatment, Emily will experience severe physical and developmental delays. Her family does not have medical insurance coverage and cannot raise the required amount of money to cater for the hospital bill. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $720 to cover the cost of surgery for Emily that will treat her hydrocephalus. The procedure is scheduled to take place on November 2nd and will drain the excess fluid from Emily's brain. This will reduce intracranial pressure and greatly improve her quality of life. With proper treatment, Emily will hopefully develop into a strong, healthy young girl. Emily’s father says, “I always try to see things from a positive side, and I know that God will avail the required healing for our daughter.”

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