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Success! Bethwel from Kenya raised $763 to fund fracture repair for his right arm.

Bethwel
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$763
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Fully funded
Bethwel's treatment was fully funded on December 3, 2020.

Photo of Bethwel post-operation

May 15, 2020

Bethwel underwent fracture repair for his right arm.

After suffering radius ulna fracture weeks ago, Bethwel underwent a successful surgery. Bethwel who was suffering from pain in his right hand is now able to stretch his hand freely without pain.

Bethwel had an uneventful recovery after his surgery hence he was discharged home a day later. He is expected to be coming for weekly physical therapy exercises to help him flex his wrist. His mother is happy with the outcome of her son’s surgery and she is looking forward to see him on use his hand.

Bethwel said, “I am very happy! I’m eager to be able to write again and go back to school.”

After suffering radius ulna fracture weeks ago, Bethwel underwent a successful surgery. Bethwel who was suffering from pain in his right han...

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March 17, 2020

Bethwel is 9-year-old shy boy in Grade 3. Bethwel was well until last week when he fell on a hard ground while playing with his friends in school and sustained an injury on his right upper limb.

Bethwel was brought to Watsi’s Medical Partner’s hospital with complaints of pain on his right hand. On arrival, an X-ray was done which showed that Bethwel had broken his right radius ulna. He has a swollen hand and he cannot lift nor use his hand.

Bethwel is the second born child of his family. His mother is a single parent and dropped out of school at grade seven. She does maize farming and life is difficult for her family due to low yields that have led to insufficient food in the family and low income. Bethwel’s mother gets help and support from her brothers but she wants to be able to be a strong woman for her kids and provide well for them.

Bethwel’s mother says, “I want my son to be treated so that he is not in pain anymore and can join his friends at school.”

Bethwel is 9-year-old shy boy in Grade 3. Bethwel was well until last week when he fell on a hard ground while playing with his friends in s...

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Bethwel's Timeline

  • March 17, 2020
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Bethwel was submitted by Joan Kadagaya, Curative Medical Support Program-Partner Representative at African Mission Healthcare, our medical partner in Kenya.

  • March 18, 2020
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Bethwel received treatment at AIC Kapsowar 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.

  • March 18, 2020
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Bethwel's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • May 15, 2020
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Bethwel's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • December 3, 2020
    FULLY FUNDED

    Bethwel's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 28 donors

Funded by 28 donors

Treatment
Open Reduction and External Fixation (OREF)
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $763 for Bethwel's treatment
Hospital Fees
$203
Medical Staff
$253
Medication
$52
Supplies
$229
Labs
$13
Radiology
$13

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