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Success! Joseph from Kenya raised $1,165 for angular deformity correction.

Joseph
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  • $1,165 raised, $0 to go
$1,165
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Joseph's treatment was fully funded on January 25, 2020.

Photo of Joseph post-operation

October 14, 2019

Joseph for angular deformity correction.

The surgery proceeded as planned and was successful. This is a new journey to Joseph, he will have no pains, he will walk and continue with his normal work once he heals. He is extremely happy being at the hospital where he encountered friendly people including doctors.

Joseph stated, “I am happy to be in CURE where beside treatment, we are learning the word of God every day and we are encouraged. Thank you Watsi for partnering with CURE and even helping me undergo surgery in such a hospital. God bless you.”

The surgery proceeded as planned and was successful. This is a new journey to Joseph, he will have no pains, he will walk and continue with ...

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September 18, 2019

Joseph hails from Juhudi in Lamu county. He is married and had two children who passed away 2 years ago due to heart disease. His wife left home on losing the two children and due to the hardship they were experiencing in the family. Joseph is a farmer and a house attendant in one of the farms in Lamu. He lives in a one-roomed mud-house.

Joseph has a condition called Blount disease causing bow legged. This condition has affected his normal life like walking; he complains of pain. He cannot walk for a long distance or work for many hours.

Joseph is scheduled to undergo high tibial osteotomy, a surgery that will help him walk without difficulty as well as alleviate pain on her.
. He cannot afford the estimated bill and thus requests support.

Joseph hails from Juhudi in Lamu county. He is married and had two children who passed away 2 years ago due to heart disease. His wife left ...

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Joseph's Timeline

  • September 18, 2019
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • September 19, 2019
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Joseph received treatment at AIC Cure International 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.

  • September 24, 2019
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Joseph's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • October 14, 2019
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Joseph's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • January 25, 2020
    FULLY FUNDED

    Joseph's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 27 donors

Funded by 27 donors

Treatment
Angular Deformity Correction
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $1,165 for Joseph's treatment
Hospital Fees
$242
Medical Staff
$313
Medication
$179
Supplies
$347
Labs
$37
Radiology
$47

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Bu

Bu is a 53-year-old man who lives with his wife, two sons and two daughters in a refugee camp in northern Thailand. He and his family fled there from Karen State, Burma, due to conflict in their area. Every month, Bu's household received 1,514 baht (approx. 50 USD) as part of their camp rations. Bu's oldest son works on farms outside of the camp as a seasonal day laborer. He makes 1,100 baht (approx. 37 USD) per month. The rest of Bu's three children are students, and his wife is a homemaker. Despite receiving free primary health care services and schooling in the camp, Bu's family is struggling to make ends meet every month. Bu started to suffer from back pain and fever in 2015. He also experienced slight discomfort and a burning sensation while urinating. When he went to the camp's clinic, run by Malteser International (MI), he received oral medications. For a few months, his symptoms and pain disappeared, but later on, they returned. Whenever the pain would worsen, Bu would receive more medication from the camp's clinic. On 2 July 2020, when Bu's symptoms worsened, he went back to the clinic to received more medication. Noting that he kept returning to the clinic with severe symptoms, Bu was referred to Mae Sariang Hospital for further treatment. At the hospital, he received a blood and urine test, as well as a kidney, ureter, and bladder (KUB) x-ray. The doctor informed him that he has a stone in his left kidney. The doctor then referred him to Suandok Hospital in Chiang Mai for further treatment. On 29 July 2020, Bu saw the doctor at Chiang Mai Hospital. The doctor told him that he needed to undergo an intravenous pyelogram (IVP), a type of diagnostic test that uses an injection of contrast material to evaluate the kidneys, ureters, and bladder. Once he underwent the IVP, the doctor diagnosed him with a type of kidney stone called a staghorn stone. Bu was then scheduled to receive surgery to remove the kidney stone on 16 August 2020. Unable to pay for his treatment, MI referred Bu to Burma Children Medical Fund for assistance accessing surgery. Currently, Bu experiences back pain and a burning sensation while urinating. He sometimes experiences headaches and cannot breathe well because of the severe pain. In his free time, his favorite thing to do is to help with household chores and grow vegetables for his family. Now, Burma Children Medical Fund needs your help in funding the cost of Bu's $1,500 surgery. Bu shared, “I still experience back pain and a burning sensation while urinating. Sometimes due to the pain, I have a headache and I have difficulty breathing. But I am very excited that I will be free from this prolonged pain after surgery."

81% funded

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$1,225raised
$275to go

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