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Success! Karen from Kenya raised $1,049 to fund fracture repair surgery so she can work easily again.

Karen
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  • $1,049 raised, $0 to go
$1,049
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Karen's treatment was fully funded on June 19, 2022.

Photo of Karen post-operation

June 28, 2022

Karen underwent fracture repair surgery so she can work easily again.

Karen successfully underwent her planned surgery and has recovered well! She is now home feeling much better and hopeful that soon she will be able to stay and do her own work without depending on others. With this surgery, Karen will be free from pain and will soon be able to use her fingers to do her work. She is no longer at risk of healing with a lifelong deformity.

With a bold smile, Karen said, “I am very grateful and happy for this support. At least now I have no pain and soon I will be able to be independent. I won’t have to depend on my parents I can look for my own jobs.”

Karen successfully underwent her planned surgery and has recovered well! She is now home feeling much better and hopeful that soon she will ...

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March 1, 2022

Karen is a hardworking and independent woman. She is the second-born in a family of four children. To make a living, Karen sells clothes in a neighborhood of the capital city of Nairobi in Kenya.

In February, Karen was removing a gas cylinder from a shelf when it fell on her hand. She visited a local clinic where pain medication was prescribed, but she did not experience relief. After an x-ray, she was diagnosed with a closed fracture on her left hand and surgery was recommended.

Fortunately, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare (AMH), is helping Karen receive treatment. On March 2nd, she will undergo a fracture repair procedure, called an open reduction and internal fixation. After the procedure, she will be able to work normally with no pain. Now, AMH is requesting $1,049 to fund her procedure and care.

Karen shared, “I always liked to be an independent lady. This is disturbing since I am not able to work. I request help and will be very grateful so that I can be okay again and continue with my work.”

Karen is a hardworking and independent woman. She is the second-born in a family of four children. To make a living, Karen sells clothes in ...

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Karen's Timeline

  • March 1, 2022
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • March 2, 2022
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Karen's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • March 3, 2022
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Karen 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.

  • June 19, 2022
    FULLY FUNDED

    Karen's treatment was fully funded.

  • June 28, 2022
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Karen's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 24 donors

Funded by 24 donors

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

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