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Paul from Kenya raised $1,500 to fund a spinal fusion.

Paul
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  • $1,500 raised, $0 to go
$1,500
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Paul's treatment was fully funded on December 30, 2019.
February 16, 2020

Paul did not undergo a spinal fusion.

Unfortunately, Paul did not return for surgery. Our medical partner followed up to understand why he didn’t come and learned that there was disagreement between his father and the rest of the family members on his treatment. We have decided to first close this case until the family members agree on whether they want Paul to undergo surgery or not.

Unfortunately, Paul did not return for surgery. Our medical partner followed up to understand why he didn’t come and learned that there was ...

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October 29, 2019

Meet Paul, a 17 year old young man. He is social and polite and likes doing charity work. He visits the aged, sick and the orphans in his village together with his friends. He hails from Cheese village, Karangatha town Kinangop, in Nyandarua County. The village ‘Cheese’ was named after a white man who settled there for a long time.

Paul finished his O-level last year and scored a grade which will enable him to enroll into a college. He is currently helping his parents at home as he plans to go for surgery before joining school. Paul’s father is a carpenter while the mother is a farmer.

Everything seemed normal until about 2 years ago Paul noticed an unusual carving on his back. His friends also would tell him that he has changed rapidly. Due to so many observations and comments from friends, he was taken to a hospital nearby and later advised to seek further consultation with a spine surgeon.

Paul came to CURE hospital early July and on seeing Dr. Theuri a spine specialist, he was scheduled to undergo post Instrumented spine fusion surgery. Paul and his family went home to look for ways in which they can raise the estimated bill but up to date, they have never raised. They depended on (NHIF) but the insurance rejected the request. Paul is complaining of severe pains in his back, muscle fatigue and stiffness in the back. His self-esteem has also slowed since the condition developed when he is mature. He is desiring to undergo surgery to correct the deformity so that he can continue with his normal life and studies.

“My prayer is that I can go for surgery so that I can live a normal life like my friends and continue with my studies. Any kind of support will be appreciated,” Paul expressed himself.

Meet Paul, a 17 year old young man. He is social and polite and likes doing charity work. He visits the aged, sick and the orphans in his vi...

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Paul's Timeline

  • October 29, 2019
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • November 13, 2019
    TREATMENT SCHEDULED

    Paul was scheduled to receive treatment at AIC Cure International 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.

  • November 20, 2019
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Paul's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • February 16, 2020
    FUNDING ENDED

    Paul is no longer raising funds.

  • February 16, 2020
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Paul's treatment did not happen. Read the update.

Funded by 29 donors

Treatment
Anterior/Posterior Spine Fusion
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $3,004 for Paul's treatment
Subsidies fund $1,504 and Watsi raises the remaining $1,500
Hospital Fees
$539
Medical Staff
$313
Medication
$131
Supplies
$1,943
Labs
$37
Radiology
$41

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