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Success! Magdaline from Kenya raised $968 to fund a fracture repair surgery.

Magdaline
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  • $968 raised, $0 to go
$968
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Fully funded
Magdaline's treatment was fully funded on March 31, 2020.

Photo of Magdaline post-operation

February 2, 2020

Magdaline underwent a fracture repair surgery.

After suffering a left femur fracture, Magdaline had surgery on 13th December. She recovered well and was discharged after learning how to walk with crutches. Magdaline will be on crutches for the next six months before she starts stepping on her feet. Magdaline will be on follow up for physio exercises to restore her movement and well-functioning of her left leg. The importance of walking was emphasized both in the hospital and at home.

“I enjoyed my stay in the hospital, there was relatively little pain or discomfort after the surgery.” Magdaline says, “I enjoyed a good feeling of accomplishment after the surgery, I rapidly regained strength.”

After suffering a left femur fracture, Magdaline had surgery on 13th December. She recovered well and was discharged after learning how to w...

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December 10, 2019

Magdaline is a farmer from Kenya and a talkative mother of seven. Magadline hails from Kisoko Village, a stony and hilly area in Elgeyo marakwet with low socioeconomic status and the main occupation for the people living around the village is raising goats and planting millet. Magdaline’s husband is deaf and hasn’t found a job. He spends his days helping his wife in the farm or help take care of goats they have at home.

On 6th December, Magdaline had just left her house to attend a ceremony when she slightly fell on a hard surface sustaining injury on the left femur. She is not able to work since she can not walk and this is affecting the family because she is the main breadwinner.

Fortunately, surgeons at our medical partner can help. On December 11th, Magdaline will undergo a fracture repair procedure, called an open reduction and internal fixation. This procedure will help her walk again. Now, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $968 to fund this procedure.

Magdaline says, “I want to receive treatment, get healed, and continue supporting my family.”

Magdaline is a farmer from Kenya and a talkative mother of seven. Magadline hails from Kisoko Village, a stony and hilly area in Elgeyo mara...

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Magdaline's Timeline

  • December 10, 2019
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • December 11, 2019
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Magdaline's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • December 13, 2019
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Magdaline 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.

  • February 2, 2020
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Magdaline's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • March 31, 2020
    FULLY FUNDED

    Magdaline's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 24 donors

Funded by 24 donors

Treatment
ORIF Non Hip (Complex)
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $968 for Magdaline's treatment
Hospital Fees
$248
Medical Staff
$359
Medication
$52
Supplies
$283
Labs
$13
Radiology
$13

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Jackson

Jackson is a nine-year-old boy from Tanzania. He is the fourth born child in a family of six children. Jackson is a hard-working boy both at home and school. He is currently in class three and his best subjects are Mathematics and Swahili. Due to his health condition, Jack is having a hard time walking and it continues to become more difficult as time goes on. When he is not at school, he helps to look after his father's cattle. Jackson's parents are livestock keepers who make a very humble income. When Jackson was two years old, he fell off his bed. As he fell, his right leg went into the fireplace, which is usually next to the bed to keep the hut warm. At the time, his parents couldn't take him to the hospital due to financial challenges and treated the burn wound using traditional herbal medication. His wound took a long time to heal. Over the years, the skin around his right foot has contracted and pulls his toes upward, which makes putting shoes on very challenging for Jackson. His parents have to buy big, soft shoes so that he can go to school wearing shoes. Jackson often complains of pain after a long day of walking. Most of the times when he is home, he doesn’t like wearing shoes due to the pain and discomfort. Through a mission organization, Jackson was referred to Plaster House at Arusha Lutheran Medical Centre to seek treatment help. Doctors recommend that Jackson undergo an amputation of two toes on his right foot in order to remove the pain and difficulty that he feels when walking and wearing shoes. Jackson's parents cannot afford the treatment cost thus they are asking for help. Jackson will be receiving assistance from our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare. He is scheduled to undergo surgery on April 23rd. African Mission Healthcare is requesting $1,088 to cover the total cost of his procedure and care. Once recovered, he will be free of pain and will soon be able to walk comfortably again. Jackson shared, "I would like to be able to wear shoes and walk without feeling pain. I will be happy if am able to have this treatment."

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