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Success! Mitchele from Kenya raised $801 to fund a fracture repair for her arm.

Mitchele
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  • $801 raised, $0 to go
$801
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$0
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Fully funded
Mitchele's treatment was fully funded on February 10, 2021.

Photo of Mitchele post-operation

March 4, 2021

Mitchele underwent a fracture repair for her arm.

Three-year-old Mitchele underwent a successful surgery. She had a long stay in the hospital and her mother was so happy to have benefited from surgery support from Watsi because they were unable to pay for her daughter’s surgery.

Mitchelle will come back to the hospital for follow-up clinics and the K-Wires will be removed so that she can begin physiotherapy exercises to flex her elbow. Her mother who stayed by her side during the entire stay in the hospital is happy with the outcome of the surgery and she is looking forward to seeing her daughter in good spirits again.

Mitchele’s mother says, “I was almost giving up on life because I had so many problems at home. Thank you Watsi for your kindness. You have taken away the worries I had.”

Three-year-old Mitchele underwent a successful surgery. She had a long stay in the hospital and her mother was so happy to have benefited fr...

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January 18, 2021

Mitchele is a playful three-year-old girl who hails from Mafuta in Uasin Gishu County in Kenya. She is the last born child in a family of five.

On January 10th, Mitchele sustained a severe injury to her right upper limb after she fell on the ground while playing with her siblings. Her mother brought to the hospital to seek care. Doctors assessed her injury and conducted an x-ray, which revealed a fracture to her right supracondylar. Because she was in pain and could not move her hand, Mitchele was admitted to the hospital for skin traction to stabilize her fracture and realign the normal position of the bone. She will need a type of fracture repair surgery called an open reduction and external fixation to unite and heal her fracture.

However, this procedure is costly for Mitchele and her family. Her mother earns wages from laundry and farm labour in their village, and her father is a boda boda taxi driver to complement her income. Mitchele and her family live in a rented two-roomed iron sheet house. Her family is in need of financial support, and appeals to anyone reading Mitchele’s story to help their family raise the amount needed for her treatment.

Mitchele will undergo a fracture repair procedure on her upper right arm on January 19th. Once recovered, her quality of life will significantly improve and she will be able to return to playing with her siblings. Now, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare, is requesting $801 to fund this procedure.

Mitchele’s mother shared, “I hope my daughter gets treated and recovers well so that I can return to working and supporting our family.”

Mitchele is a playful three-year-old girl who hails from Mafuta in Uasin Gishu County in Kenya. She is the last born child in a family of fi...

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Mitchele's Timeline

  • January 18, 2021
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • January 19, 2021
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Mitchele 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 20, 2021
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Mitchele's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • February 10, 2021
    FULLY FUNDED

    Mitchele's treatment was fully funded.

  • March 4, 2021
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Mitchele's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 10 donors

Funded by 10 donors

Treatment
Open Reduction and External Fixation (OREF)
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $801 for Mitchele's treatment
Hospital Fees
$203
Medical Staff
$253
Medication
$52
Supplies
$229
Labs
$13
Radiology
$13
Other
$38

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