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Success! James from Kenya raised $1,247 to fund fracture surgery to heal his thigh bone.

James
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Fully funded
James's treatment was fully funded on November 28, 2022.

Photo of James post-operation

December 20, 2022

James underwent fracture surgery to heal his thigh bone and is a changed man.

James is now a very happy man after receiving treatment on his broken neck of the femur. He is fairing well and his wound has healed well. He has been on daily wound dressing to avoid infection and has also been starting to move around with a walking frame at home. Compared to when he arrived at the hospital, James is a really changed man. He is happy and can even talk with people unlike the past months when he would just keep quiet. His medical team shared that since surgery, his hemoglobin level is normal and his mental health state has also improved.

In the near future James will no longer be dependent to anyone. When his leg recovers fully, he will be able to walk and even carry out some activities like herding his cattle without difficulty.

James’ grandson says, “Our grandfather was so sick. His health had deteriorated, and we thought that he would not survive. We believe that God came through for him through Watsi and we are very grateful for everything. May your pockets never run dry as God continues to bless you.”

James is now a very happy man after receiving treatment on his broken neck of the femur. He is fairing well and his wound has healed well. H...

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September 20, 2022

James is a farmer and a widower who lives under the care of his son. James has seven children who are all grown and have families. They are farmers and casual workers, getting work whenever they can. They all earn very limited income that helps to sustain their basic needs. His wife passed on a few years ago after a short-term illness, and his son shared that James has developed dementia.

James presented to Kapsowar Hospital with excruciating pain in his hip. He was unable to stand, so he was received on a wheelchair. An X-ray revealed that James had sustained a fracture on the left neck of his femur bone. Last week, James fell while shifting from a chair to sit on his bed at night and now he can neither stand nor walk easily and is in severe pain.

Fortunately, surgeons at our medical partner can help. On September 21st, James will undergo a fracture repair procedure, called an open reduction and internal fixation. He will no longer experience pain and he will be able to stand and ambulate with ease. Now, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare, is requesting $1247 to fund this procedure, since James has no medical insurance coverage, and he fully depends on his son who is a small-scale farmer.

James’ son says, “Our dad is in so much pain. His condition worries me so much. I wish he gets support and receives the recommended treatment. After he gets well, I will be able to go back to my work and continue providing for him and my family.”

James is a farmer and a widower who lives under the care of his son. James has seven children who are all grown and have families. They are ...

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James's Timeline

  • September 20, 2022
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    James was submitted by SAFE Program Admin, SAFE Program Admin at African Mission Healthcare.

  • September 21, 2022
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    James 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.

  • September 22, 2022
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    James's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • November 28, 2022
    FULLY FUNDED

    James's treatment was fully funded.

  • December 20, 2022
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    James's treatment was successful. Read the update.

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Treatment
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  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $1,247 for James's treatment
Hospital Fees
$558
Medical Staff
$3
Medication
$68
Supplies
$398
Labs
$40
Radiology
$12
Other
$168

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