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Success! Samuel from Kenya raised $1,451 to fund fracture repair surgery.

Samuel
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  • $1,451 raised, $0 to go
$1,451
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Samuel's treatment was fully funded on October 5, 2019.

Photo of Samuel post-operation

August 4, 2019

Samuel underwent fracture repair surgery.

Surgery was successful!

Samuel says, “Thank you for helping me. I am hopeful that with total healing, I will be able to walk with ease.”

Surgery was successful! Samuel says, “Thank you for helping me. I am hopeful that with total healing, I will be able to walk with ease."...

July 9, 2019

Samuel is a man from Kenya. He makes a living working on construction sites. In early July, he fell from a two-story building. X-ray imaging showed a femur fracture thatt requires an implant. It is difficult for him to walk and he is in chronic pain

Fortunately, surgeons at our medical partner can help. On July 10, Samuel will undergo a fracture repair procedure, called an open reduction and internal fixation. This procedure will help him walk easily again and go back to work once he has fully recovered. Now, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $1,451 to fund this procedure.

Samuel says, “I hope that soon I will be able to walk with ease again.”

Samuel is a man from Kenya. He makes a living working on construction sites. In early July, he fell from a two-story building. X-ray imaging...

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Samuel's Timeline

  • July 9, 2019
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Samuel was submitted by Joan Kadagaya, Curative Medical Support Program-Partner Representative at African Mission Healthcare.

  • July 9, 2019
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Samuel's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • July 10, 2019
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Samuel received treatment at AIC Kijabe Hospital in Kenya. 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 4, 2019
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Samuel's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • October 5, 2019
    FULLY FUNDED

    Samuel's treatment was fully funded.

Treatment
ORIF Non Hip - Complex
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $1,451 for Samuel's treatment
Hospital Fees
$1,287
Medical Staff
$0
Medication
$73
Supplies
$0
Labs
$64
Other
$27

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Meet another patient you can support

100% of your donation funds life-changing surgery.

Kishimwi

Kishimwi is a playful and friendly young boy who is currently having a hard time walking. Kishimwi has a younger sibling, and his parents are small-scale maize and vegetable farmers who grow food for their family. His father also works as a hawker selling Maasai beads, belts and sandals in order to make extra income. Kishimwi was diagnosed with genu valgus, causing his legs to bend inward to form knock knees. This condition is typically caused by an excessive accumulation of fluoride in the bones, which often stems from contaminated drinking water. Kishimwi's parents noticed a slight bent in his leg when he was three years old, but became alarmed when the problem worsened over the past year to the point where walking became difficult. Kishimwi experiences pain when participating in daily activities, so his parents decided to seek treatment for him at a local hospital in their village. The family was advised to give Kishimwi foods containing high calcium and calcium supplements to strengthen his bones and prevent his legs from bending further. However, the effects were negligible and Kishimwi's legs became more bent. Fortunately, an older patient's parent told the family about Watsi's medical partner's care center, Arusha Lutheran Medical Centre (ALMC), and the family traveled to the hospital hoping for treatment. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare, is requesting $880 to fund corrective surgery for Kishimwi. The procedure will take place on June 29th. Treatment will hopefully restore Kishimwi's mobility, allow him to participate in a variety of activities, and greatly decrease his risk of future complications. Kishimwi’s father hopes his son's pain will be alleviated after this care, "We have used medication and foods containing high calcium but none has helped. Please help treat my son because as you can see his legs are badly affected."

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75%funded
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