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Paulo is a joyful 7-year-old boy from Kenya who needs $1,049 to fund a fracture repair procedure on his left leg.

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January 6, 2021

Paulo is a happy 7-year-old child from Kitui County in Kenya. He is the fourth born in a family of five children. Paulo’s father is a casual labourer who does welding in Rwaka, while his mother is a housewife in their rural home in Kitui.

Paulo had an accident and fell from an avocado tree while he was playing. He was taken to a government health facility but did not receive any service as the health workers were on strike. Paulo’s father then took him to a private hospital in Kiambu, where doctors conducted an x-ray revealing a fracture of his left femur. Paulo is not able to walk and is in constant pain.

Fortunately, surgeons at our medical partner can help make sure Paulo has the surgery he needs. On January 7th, Paulo 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.

Paulo’s father shared, “I had my reservations about Paulo having surgery, but I have had time to think about it, leading to my decision for him to have the surgery. I look forward to him being able to play and walk properly again.”

Paulo is a happy 7-year-old child from Kitui County in Kenya. He is the fourth born in a family of five children. Paulo’s father is a casual...

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Paulo's Timeline

  • January 6, 2021
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • January 07, 2021
    TREATMENT SCHEDULED

    Paulo was scheduled to receive treatment at Nazareth 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 08, 2021
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Paulo's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • TODAY
    AWAITING FUNDING

    Paulo is currently raising funds for his treatment.

  • TBD
    AWAITING UPDATE

    Awaiting Paulo's treatment update from African Mission Healthcare.

Funded by 33 donors

Funded by 33 donors

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

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