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Nancy is a 65-year-old small-scale farmer and grandmother from Kenya who needs $1,500 to fund surgery to repair fractures in her left femur.

Nancy
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September 28, 2022

Nancy is a small-scale farmer from Kenya. Together with her elderly husband, they grow food crops for home use on their half-acre piece of land. She is a mother of eight children who are all adults. All her children don’t have a stable source of income at the moment. She needs care but does not have medical coverage and hasn’t been able to raise the required amount for treatment.

In early July this year, Nancy was tripped by her dog and fell on a stone, hurting the left side of her hip. She sustained a left sub-trochanteric fracture that is making her immobile. This is a fracture of the proximal femur located a few centimeters from the hip. She was taken to a nearby health facility and had an x-ray done after review. She was then referred to our medical partner’s care center Kijabe Hospital for surgery. She is unable to walk and is currently using a wheelchair and although jovial and smiling, she is in pain.

Fortunately, surgeons at our medical partner can help. On September 30th, Nancy will undergo a fracture repair procedure, called an open reduction and internal fixation. This procedure will relieve her of her pain and help her walk easily again. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $1,500 to fund this procedure.

Nancy says, “I am unable to walk. I am desperate, and also struggling to pay for my treatment. I need this treatment to be able to get out of this wheelchair.”

Nancy is a small-scale farmer from Kenya. Together with her elderly husband, they grow food crops for home use on their half-acre piece of l...

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Nancy's Timeline

  • September 28, 2022
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Nancy was submitted by Ruth Kanyeria, SAFE Program Coordinator at African Mission Healthcare.

  • September 30, 2022
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Nancy's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • October 31, 2022
    TREATMENT SCHEDULED

    Nancy was scheduled to receive 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.

  • TODAY
    AWAITING FUNDING

    Nancy is currently raising funds for her treatment.

  • TBD
    AWAITING UPDATE

    Awaiting Nancy's treatment update from African Mission Healthcare.

Funded by 28 donors

Funded by 28 donors

Treatment
ORIF Non Hip - Complex
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $1,593 for Nancy's treatment
Subsidies fund $93 and Watsi raises the remaining $1,500
Hospital Fees
$1,043
Medical Staff
$77
Medication
$105
Supplies
$239
Labs
$13
Radiology
$40
Other
$76

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