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Success! Margaret from Kenya raised $968 to fund fracture repair surgery.

Margaret
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  • $968 raised, $0 to go
$968
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Margaret's treatment was fully funded on August 6, 2018.

Photo of Margaret post-operation

July 5, 2018

Margaret underwent fracture repair surgery.

Margaret underwent a successful surgery. She is now recovering and walking with a walker.

Margaret says, “Thank you Watsi for supporting my treatment, I am doing well.”

Margaret underwent a successful surgery. She is now recovering and walking with a walker. Margaret says, “Thank you Watsi for supporting...

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June 21, 2018

Margaret is a farmer from Kenya. She is a mother of seven. She lives with her son.

In June, Margaret was hit by a speeding motorcycle while she was crossing the road. The rider of the motorcycle left her unconscious and fled the scene. Margaret was brought to the hospital by witnesses of the accident. She was diagnosed with a femur fracture. Currently, Margaret is not able to walk due to her broken femur.

Fortunately, surgeons at our medical partner can help. On June 22, Margaret will undergo a fracture repair procedure, called an open reduction and internal fixation. This procedure will help her walk again. Now, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $968 to fund this procedure.

“I hope that I will get well soon. I am missing my home,” says Margaret.

Margaret is a farmer from Kenya. She is a mother of seven. She lives with her son. In June, Margaret was hit by a speeding motorcycle whi...

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Margaret's Timeline

  • June 21, 2018
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Margaret was submitted by Joan Kadagaya, Curative Medical Support Program-Partner Representative at African Mission Healthcare, our medical partner in Kenya.

  • June 22, 2018
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Margaret 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.

  • June 25, 2018
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Margaret's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • July 05, 2018
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Margaret's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • August 06, 2018
    FULLY FUNDED

    Margaret's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 25 donors

Funded by 25 donors

Treatment
ORIF Non Hip (Complex)
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $968 for Margaret's treatment
Hospital Fees
$248
Medical Staff
$359
Medication
$52
Supplies
$283
Labs
$13
Radiology
$13

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Josephine

Josephine shared that she has been struggling with chronic lower back pains for 7 years. She has been under medication and physiotherapy, but without improvement. Doctors recommend a Lumbar Discectomy Surgery to avert the possible advance effects of the condition, which could affect her backbone and the spinal cord. If not treated, Josephine risks having prolonged pains, numbness, and loss of muscle strength that can result in paralysis. Josephine's back problems started in November 2012 while she was doing her laundry. She felt clicking sound on her lower back accompanied by sharp pains. She visited a nearby hospital for treatment. Josephine was put on physiotherapy and pain medication. For the last 7 years, she has been visiting different health facilities but her condition keeps deteriorating. Josephine was referred to Watsi's Medical Partner Care Center Kijabe Hospital by a friend who had received the same treatment in the facility. Josephine doesn’t have a source of income. She is a full time housewife who has dedicated all her time to raising their three children aged between 4-13 years, and taking care of her family. They live in a two-roomed house that costs $30 per month. Her husband is a lorry driver and their family depends on his sole source of income to pay rent, school fees, medical expenses, and for survival. Josephine depends on her husband’s medical cover where she is listed as a beneficiary. Several trips to different hospital has depleted their coverage and family’s little resources. They have been also been relying in the the national health insurance fund which can cover only part of the total cost of the surgery and treatment. She is appealing for financial aid to support the remaining cost of $1,500. Josephine says, “I have lived with this pain for long but it’s now becoming unbearable. I need this surgery and treatment to get my life back to normal again."

79% funded

79%funded
$1,194raised
$306to go

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