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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
raised
$0
to go
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 06, 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 07, 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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100% of your donation funds life-changing surgery.

Meet another patient you can support

100% of your donation funds life-changing surgery.