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Success! Sammy from Kenya raised $1,500 to fund mobility restoring spine surgery.

Sammy
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  • $1,500 raised, $0 to go
$1,500
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$0
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Fully funded
Sammy's treatment was fully funded on August 25, 2020.

Photo of Sammy post-operation

August 17, 2020

Sammy underwent mobility restoring spine surgery.

Sammy underwent successful spine surgery. According to the surgical team, his treatment was successful and surgery proceeded as planned. When Sammy came in, he was bedridden and immobile and unable to sit. However, after surgery, he was able to ride in a wheelchair with great hopes of walking soon.

“I came in with no hope and unable to raise any money for my medical treatment. But now I received surgery and on my way to recovery. I am so happy and I know that soon I will be able to walk and work.”

Sammy underwent successful spine surgery. According to the surgical team, his treatment was successful and surgery proceeded as planned. Whe...

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July 6, 2020

Sammy is married and a young father of two children from South Sudan. He, his wife, and child live in a small servant quarter paying about $3 per month. His other child lives with the mother in Uganda. His wife operates a small eatery to supplement her husband’s income.

In the first week of June, Sammy suffered a spinal fracture. While he was working, ten bags of sorghum fell on his back and fractured his spine. Sammy was taken to several hospitals in the country but was only given medications to manage the pain. Due to the lack of specialized medical facilities in the country, he had to seek care in Kenya. He was driven for an entire day lying on a stretcher since there are no flights due to COVID-19.

Fortunately our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare, can help. Sammy is currently unable to ambulate, has constant pain and is fully dependent on nurses for any movement. If not treated, Sammy is at risk of total paralysis of his lower limbs. Now, Sammy need you to help fund this $1,500 surgery.

He shared, “My desire is to regain my health and continue providing for my young family.”

Sammy is married and a young father of two children from South Sudan. He, his wife, and child live in a small servant quarter paying about $...

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Sammy's Timeline

  • July 6, 2020
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Sammy was submitted by Beatrice Njoroge, Curative Medical Support Program Coordinator at African Mission Healthcare, our medical partner in Kenya.

  • July 6, 2020
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Sammy received treatment at AIC Kijabe 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.

  • July 7, 2020
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Sammy's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • August 17, 2020
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Sammy's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • August 25, 2020
    FULLY FUNDED

    Sammy's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 30 donors

Treatment
Spinal Fusion
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $3,245 for Sammy's treatment
Subsidies fund $1,745 and Watsi raises the remaining $1,500
Hospital Fees
$2,476
Medical Staff
$0
Medication
$107
Supplies
$0
Labs
$112
Other
$550

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Ku

Ku is an 11-year-old student from Thailand. Ku lives with his mother, four brothers and a sister in a refugee camp. All of his siblings also go to school, except for his oldest brother, who used to work with their mother as agricultural day labourers. However, since the outbreak of Covid-19 in 2020, they have not been able to leave the camp easily to find work. Ku's father works as a day labourer outside of the camp, but has also been unable to find consistent work due to the pandemic. Ku's family receives some financial support from an external organisation, but it is not enough to cover their expenses, and they shared that they often borrow rice or money from their neighbors. In March 2021, Ku and his friends were playing tag that led him to have a bad fall. Ku had taken off his sandals and left them at the top of a hill. When he ran up the rocky hill to fetch his sandals, he slipped and stuck out his left hand to break his fall, breaking his wrist. Currently, Ku’s left hand and forearm are very painful. He cannot bend his wrist and can only move his fingers slightly. Before his accident, Ku was able to prepare his own meals and set up his mosquito net at night. But now, he needs someone to help him do these tasks. With the help of our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund, Ku will undergo surgery to reset his fractured bones and ensure proper healing. The procedure is scheduled for March 10th and will cost $1,500. This procedure will help Ku use his left hand again and live pain-free. He will be able to cook his own meals again and set up his mosquito net by himself. Now, he and his family need help raising money for this procedure. Ku's mother shared, "After he receives treatment, I want Ku to continue his studies until he graduates and becomes a medic."

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