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Sammy is a young father of two children from Kenya who needs $1,500 to fund mobility restoring spine surgery.

Sammy
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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 06, 2020
    TREATMENT SCHEDULED

    Sammy was scheduled to receive 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 07, 2020
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Sammy's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • TODAY
    AWAITING FUNDING

    Sammy is currently raising funds for his treatment.

  • TBD
    AWAITING UPDATE

    Awaiting Sammy's treatment update from African Mission Healthcare.

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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