Success! Hilowie from Kenya raised $840 to fund burn treatment so she can use her arm.

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Hilowie's treatment was fully funded on October 6, 2021.
  • Hilowie's story
  • Hilowie's update
June 23, 2021

Photo of Hilowie post-operation

August 20, 2021

Hilowie underwent burn treatment so she can use her arm.

Hilowie underwent burn contracture release surgery and all went successfully. Her treatment will be of great impact to her life as she will...

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Hilowie's Timeline

  • June 23, 2021

    Hilowie was submitted by Beatrice Njoroge, Curative Medical Support Program Coordinator at African Mission Healthcare.

  • June 26, 2021

    Hilowie's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • June 29, 2021

    Hilowie received treatment at AIC Cure International 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.

  • August 20, 2021

    Hilowie's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • October 6, 2021

    Hilowie's treatment was fully funded.

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Benedister is a 45-year-old single mother and small-scale farmer from Kenya. She plants maize and millet for her family's consumption and for sale. Benedister has seven children between 11 and 23 years old. When she is done with her farm work, Benedister always looks for casual jobs in order to earn extra wages. She is very hardworking, as she is her family’s sole breadwinner. One day, while walking around her compound, Benedister fell and injured her right lower limb. She was unable to walk, so she was carried by some of her relatives to the hospital. Her pain was so intense that she was given some pain medication, then sent for an x-ray. The x-ray revealed that she had a bimalleolar fracture with a joint dislocation, which means that in addition to a bone being broken, the ligaments on the inside of her ankle were injured as well. She was treated, and then her ankle was immobilized with a bulky jones splint. She is not able to walk on her own and is in a lot of pain. Fortunately, surgeons at our medical partner can help. On February 7th, Benedister will undergo a fracture repair procedure, called an open reduction and internal fixation. Afterward, she will be able to walk easily again. Now, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $1,145 to fund this procedure. Benedister says, “It’s really sad that I cannot walk without support. My children look up to me for all their needs and here I am now with a broken leg and cannot offer any help to them. Please help me get my bones fixed so that I will be able to work and live normally as before.”

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