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Festus from Kenya raised $1,115 so he can walk without pain.

Festus
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  • $1,115 raised, $0 to go
$1,115
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$0
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Fully funded
Festus's treatment was fully funded on April 12, 2015.

Photo of Festus post-operation

April 17, 2015

Festus received surgery to enable him to walk again.

“Festus’s surgery was delayed by a few days because of a busy surgical schedule,” Festus’ doctor explains. “He was treated on the 23rd of March and the surgery was a success.”

Festus is recovering well, his doctor tells us. He is still using his crutches, but after recovery and physiotherapy he will be able to walk again.

“I am very happy that I have been treated. Thank you for all your support,” says Festus.

"Festus’s surgery was delayed by a few days because of a busy surgical schedule," Festus' doctor explains. "He was treated on the 23rd of Ma...

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March 18, 2015

“I want to marry and have children soon. I want to be able to work so that I will be able to support my future family,” says Festus.

Meet Festus, a 40-year-old man from Kenya who has a fractured right femur, the leg bone located above the knee. “Last week, Festus was harvesting Macadamia when he lost his footing and fell from the tree,” reports our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation (AMHF). “Festus is in pain and cannot walk nor sit without support. He is not able to work on his farm. If the surgery is not done soon, Festus may require more complex treatment such as a total hip replacement. He will also not be able to work on his farm nor walk again if not treated.”

Festus is the oldest son in a family of five. “Festus is not married but has a fiancée,” continues AMHF. “Festus lives on a part of the family land that his father gave him and he farms bananas and vegetables on the land to support himself. He also takes care of his parents farm for them.”

For $1115, we can fund an Open Reduction and Internal Fixation (ORIF) procedure to heal his broken leg and ensure that he is able to walk properly. AMHF concludes, “We expect that after the surgery and recovery, Festus will be able to fulfill his dream and have a family that he can support by working on his farm.”

“I want to marry and have children soon. I want to be able to work so that I will be able to support my future family,” says Festus. Meet...

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Festus's Timeline

  • March 18, 2015
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Festus was submitted by Joan Kadagaya at African Mission Healthcare, our medical partner in Kenya.

  • March 20, 2015
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Festus received treatment. 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.

  • April 01, 2015
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Festus's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • April 12, 2015
    FULLY FUNDED

    Festus's treatment was fully funded.

  • April 17, 2015
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    We received an update on Festus. Read the update.

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