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Paulo from Kenya raised $1,049 to fund a fracture repair procedure on his left leg.

Paulo
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  • $1,049 raised, $0 to go
$1,049
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$0
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Fully funded
Paulo's treatment was fully funded on March 21, 2021.

Photo of Paulo post-operation

March 22, 2021

Paulo underwent a fracture repair procedure on his left leg.

Paulo had successful surgery and recovered well. At first, because of the family’s previous history with medical care, Paulo’s mother was worried about him after surgery due to the potential complications of anesthesia. Luckily, Paulo fully recovered and his mother was encouraged by his progress. By the time they were discharged, both Paulo and his mother were all smiles. With this successful treatment and following the normal healing process, Paulo will be able to walk again and be able to play and grow up normally.

Paulo’s mother shared, “I can only say “asante” thank you because we could not make it on our own, we could just have kept him in the house. God is good that now my son will be able to walk again after full healing of his leg. He can be able to play again with other children.”

Paulo had successful surgery and recovered well. At first, because of the family's previous history with medical care, Paulo's mother was wo...

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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.

  • January 7, 2021
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Paulo 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.

  • January 8, 2021
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Paulo's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • March 21, 2021
    FULLY FUNDED

    Paulo's treatment was fully funded.

  • March 22, 2021
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    We received an update on Paulo. Read the update.

Funded by 36 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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