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Success! Elliud from Kenya raised $1,065 to fund a leg fracture repair so he can walk again.

Elliud
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Fully funded
Elliud's treatment was fully funded on May 20, 2020.

Photo of Elliud post-operation

June 4, 2020

Elliud underwent a leg fracture repair.

Elliud underwent successful surgery after sustaining an injury in his right proximal femur. His family is very pleased with the results of the surgery. Without the help of Watsi donors, Elliud’s family could not afford to pay for his surgery and they are grateful for this opportunity. Now Elliud feels comfortable walking with crutches and is looking forward to returning to school when it re-opens.

Elliud’s father shared, “We were lacking means, we almost returned home, but thanks to Watsi for giving us hope and returning a smile to our family. I want to see him walk and be happy again.”

Elliud underwent successful surgery after sustaining an injury in his right proximal femur. His family is very pleased with the results of t...

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May 12, 2020

Elliud is a 12-year-old student from Kenya and the second born child in a family of three. They live in a small village called Koisungur where most of the inhabitants work in farms or other small not very stable jobs. His parents are farmers in the village, they plant maize and beans in their small farm. Like many in this region, money has always been an obstacle for families like Elliud’s to seek proper medical care.

Saturday evening, on May 9th, Elliud was playing with friends in their homestead when he experienced a very painful accident on his right leg. He is now in pain and he cannot walk on his own.

Fortunately, surgeons at our medical partner can help. On May 13th, Elliud will undergo a fracture repair procedure, called an open reduction and internal fixation. This procedure will help him walk easily again. Now, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $1,065 to fund this procedure.

Elliud’s father says, “We wanted to return home because of lack of means but he was crying in pain. We were assisted by a well-wisher to the hospital. My hope is to see him walk again and not to be in pain.”

Elliud is a 12-year-old student from Kenya and the second born child in a family of three. They live in a small village called Koisungur whe...

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Elliud's Timeline

  • May 12, 2020
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Elliud was submitted by Joan Kadagaya, Curative Medical Support Program-Partner Representative at African Mission Healthcare, our medical partner in Kenya.

  • May 13, 2020
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Elliud received treatment at AIC Kapsowar Hospital. 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.

  • May 14, 2020
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Elliud's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • May 20, 2020
    FULLY FUNDED

    Elliud's treatment was fully funded.

  • June 04, 2020
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Elliud's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 15 donors

Funded by 15 donors

Treatment
ORIF Non Hip (Complex)
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $1,065 for Elliud's treatment
Hospital Fees
$345
Medical Staff
$359
Medication
$52
Supplies
$283
Labs
$13
Radiology
$13

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