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Success! Jack from the Democratic Republic of the Congo raised $1,500 to fund a fracture surgery to heal his leg.

Jack
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  • $1,500 raised, $0 to go
$1,500
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$0
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Fully funded
Jack's treatment was fully funded on June 13, 2022.

Photo of Jack post-operation

July 1, 2022

Jack underwent a fracture surgery to heal his leg.

Jack’s surgery was a success! After being involved in an accident that left him in a wheelchair and unable to walk, Jack’s surgery ensured that he would be able to walk again. Upon discharge, he was already walking on his own with only the support of a walker! This is such a relief for him as he tries to build his life in a new country.

Jack shared, “I was confined in a wheelchair after the accident. It caused me fear and panic that I might not walk again. I am happy to have received the treatment and to be able to walk again. I hope to go back to my job.”

Jack's surgery was a success! After being involved in an accident that left him in a wheelchair and unable to walk, Jack's surgery ensured t...

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March 17, 2022

Jack is a teacher from the Democratic Republic of the Congo and is currently in Kenya in search of a better livelihood. He works as a French translator and part-time teacher, but his job is temporary so isn’t providing a stable income yet. Jack and his wife are separated and together have two children aged 12 and 14 years old. He currently lives in a single-room rental house costing Ksh. 9000.00 ($90) per month.

Two weeks ago, Jack was involved in a road accident that caused a left tibial fracture. Now he is unable to walk and needs to get around in a wheelchair.

Fortunately, surgeons at our medical partner can help. On March 18th, Jack will undergo a fracture repair procedure, called an open reduction and internal fixation. If left untreated, he risks being unable to use his legs and could become permanently disabled. Now, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare, is requesting $1,500 to fund his procedure.

Jack says, “This accident caused me to be confined in a wheelchair. If I don’t get treated I might lose my ability to walk. This surgery will really help to rectify the injuries.”

Jack is a teacher from the Democratic Republic of the Congo and is currently in Kenya in search of a better livelihood. He works as a French...

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Jack's Timeline

  • March 17, 2022
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Jack was submitted by Robert Kariuki, Process Coordinator at African Mission Healthcare.

  • March 18, 2022
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Jack's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • May 3, 2022
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Jack 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.

  • June 13, 2022
    FULLY FUNDED

    Jack's treatment was fully funded.

  • July 1, 2022
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Jack's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 28 donors

Treatment
ORIF Non Hip - Complex
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $1,593 for Jack's treatment
Subsidies fund $93 and Watsi raises the remaining $1,500
Hospital Fees
$1,043
Medical Staff
$77
Medication
$105
Supplies
$239
Labs
$13
Radiology
$40
Other
$76

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Eliana

Eliana is a friendly and talkative young girl from Tanzania. She is the firstborn child in a family of three. Her parents both work as small-scale farmers, and they depend entirely on what they harvest for their daily living. When Eliana was two years old, her parents noticed that her left leg was swelling up and that she would limp when walking. They initially thought she had fallen and hurt herself, so they took her to a local dispensary, where she was prescribed pain relieving medication. Eliana was eventually diagnosed with genu valgus, which is a malalignment of the knees. This condition is typically caused by an excessive accumulation of fluoride in the bones, which often stems from contaminated drinking water. As a result, Eliana struggles to stand and cannot walk more than four steps without either experiencing pain or falling down. This has resulted in her having to crawl most of the time in order to move from one place to another. In 2020, Eliana had corrective osteotomy surgery, which fortunately helped correct her legs to a point where she can now enjoy walking and playing with other children. However, she requires a second-stage procedure in order to remove her implant so her condition can heal entirely. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare, is requesting $880 to fund corrective surgery for Eliana. The procedure is scheduled to take place on August 11th. Treatment will allow Eliana's legs to completely heal, fully restoring her mobility, and greatly decreasing her risk of future complications. Eliana’s grandmother says, “The first surgery my granddaughter got helped ease her walking. I believe this next surgery will make her legs even better.’’

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$265raised
$615to go

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