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Benjamin is a cheerful motorbike driver from Kenya who needs $1,500 to fund a mobility-restoring spinal fusion surgery.

Benjamin
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July 25, 2021

Benjamin is a father of a four-year-old child who works as a motorbike (boda-boda) driver, earning about $3.70USD per day. His income is also inconsistent and depends on the availability of customers. He is the sole breadwinner for his family. Unfortunately, he has no active medical insurance coverage and has had to rely on relatives and friends to settle hospital bills.

Benjamin is full of smiles but finds it difficult to sit up while sharing his story. He opts to talk while lying flat on his back. Benjamin is currently immobile, unable to sit and walk, as a result of a road traffic accident from the beginning of the month. When the 25-year-old hitched a ride on his friend’s water truck, the vehicle lost control and he was thrown out the window. He immediately experienced severe back pain and lost consciousness.

The accident left Benjamin with multiple fractures and wounds that will require several fracture repair and spine surgeries in order for him to sit, walk, and be able to continue with his normal routine roles again. After stays at various hospitals and numerous referrals, Benjamin arrived at our medical partner’s care center, Kijabe Hospital, for care on July 17th. One of the obstacles to treatment he had faced at other hospitals was a long waiting list that meant a delay in much-needed care, but fortunately Kijabe is able to offer his needed care more urgently.

At Kijabe Hospital, the doctors recommended a spinal fusion procedure for him to help regain his mobility. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare (AMH), is requesting $1,500 for Benjamin’s critical surgery, scheduled to take place on July 26th.

Benjamin shares, “I just sleep on my back and cannot even sit or walk. I cannot work and fend for my family. I need this surgery to get back to my Boda-boda job and raise my family.”

Benjamin is a father of a four-year-old child who works as a motorbike (boda-boda) driver, earning about $3.70USD per day. His income is als...

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Benjamin's Timeline

  • July 25, 2021
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • July 26, 2021
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Benjamin received treatment at AIC Kijabe 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.

  • July 28, 2021
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Benjamin's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • September 15, 2021
    AWAITING UPDATE

    Awaiting Benjamin's treatment update from African Mission Healthcare.

  • TODAY
    AWAITING FUNDING

    Benjamin is currently raising funds for his treatment.

Treatment
Spinal Fusion
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $3,245 for Benjamin's treatment
Subsidies fund $1,745 and Watsi raises the remaining $1,500
Hospital Fees
$2,476
Medical Staff
$0
Medication
$107
Supplies
$0
Labs
$112
Other
$550

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