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George from Kenya raised $1,125 to treat his fractured fibula.

George
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George's treatment was fully funded on August 24, 2015.

Photo of George post-operation

September 9, 2015

George received treatment for his fractured fibula.

“George had a successful ORIF [open reduction and internal fixation] surgery and by the time he was leaving the hospital, he could walk with the support of crutches,” reports his doctor at African Mission Healthcare Foundation.

“I am hopeful that I will get back to providing for my family as soon as I am healed,” shares George. “I shall even enjoy football once again. Please thank Watsi for their help.”

"George had a successful ORIF [open reduction and internal fixation] surgery and by the time he was leaving the hospital, he could walk with...

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July 26, 2015

“My family is very young and depends fully on me. I really hope Watsi will help me to be treated so that I can regain my mobility and support my family,” says George, a 31-year-old husband and father of three from Kenya.

George was recently injured while playing football in his village. “As he was playing, he was hit by a teammate and got an open fracture of the fibula of his right leg,” says our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation (AMHF).

George was taken to a nearby hospital where the broken skin on his leg was stitched, but he could not afford the surgery he needed — an open reduction and internal fixation, or ORIF — to reposition and set the broken bone.

AMHF tells us, “George is experiencing pain and difficulty in using his right leg.” Without treatment, AMHF adds, “George may be unable to use his leg, the pain will continue, and it may lead to complications like delayed healing.”

$1,125 in funding covers the cost of surgery for George, as well as a 2-week hospital stay, and 10 physiotherapy sessions to aid in his recovery. AMHF explains, “We expect that after an ORIF, the bones will unite. George will be able to work and support his young family.”

George adds, “I also wish to get back to playing football, which is my hobby.”

“My family is very young and depends fully on me. I really hope Watsi will help me to be treated so that I can regain my mobility and suppor...

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George's Timeline

  • July 26, 2015
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • July 27, 2015
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    George received treatment. 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 3, 2015
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    George's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • August 24, 2015
    FULLY FUNDED

    George's treatment was fully funded.

  • September 9, 2015
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    We received an update on George. Read the update.

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