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Annah from Kenya raised $799 to fund surgery to help her walk.

Annah
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  • $799 raised, $0 to go
$799
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$0
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Fully funded
Annah's treatment was fully funded on August 31, 2017.
September 25, 2017

Annah did not receive treatment as expected.

Annah did not arrive at the hospital for her surgery as planned. The family had asked for a delay in treatment in order to sort out a family matter. They have since been given a number of different surgery dates, but have not come to the surgery center. The center has decided to close Annah’s case. If she does come in for surgery, she will be re-eligible for Watsi funding.

Annah did not arrive at the hospital for her surgery as planned. The family had asked for a delay in treatment in order to sort out a family...

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April 21, 2017

Meet Annah, a happy three-year-old girl identified by our medical partner’s care center, AIC Cure Hospital, during a mobile clinic conducted in a remote area of Eastern Kenya. She has been diagnosed with snake bite contractures on her ankle. Currently, she cannot put on shoes, and she is also unable to walk normally, as her ankle joint is affected by the contracture.

“When [Annah] walks for long distances, her legs start to hurt, and she cannot wear shoes,” shares her grandfather.

At just the tender age of two, Annah was bitten by a snake while playing with her friends. Because her speech abilities had not fully developed then, she went home crying and could not report anything to her parents. By the time they discovered the bite and rushed her to the hospital, the snake venom had spread and affected the tissue around her ankle. She underwent a skin graft at another hospital but now needs an operation to release the shortened muscle around her ankle. After the operation, Annah will be able to wear closed shoes, walk like the rest of her peers, and even attend school.

Annah’s father is a casual laborer, and her mother is a stay-at-home mom with a small baby that she is nursing. Annah’s parents do not have enough resources to provide for their daughter, so she lives with her grandfather, a caring man named William who has a farm and sells produce to make ends meet. The family needs help raising $799 to pay for Annah’s surgery, five nights in the hospital, blood tests, and medicine.

“Now we are hopeful that after the treatment, Annah [can] at least take herself to school and back comfortably,” her grandfather says. “We also look forward to seeing her wear shoes.”

Meet Annah, a happy three-year-old girl identified by our medical partner's care center, AIC Cure Hospital, during a mobile clinic conducted...

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Annah's Timeline

  • April 21, 2017
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • May 2, 2017
    TREATMENT SCHEDULED

    Annah was scheduled to receive treatment at AIC Cure International 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 7, 2017
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Annah's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • September 25, 2017
    FUNDING ENDED

    Annah is no longer raising funds.

  • September 25, 2017
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Annah's treatment did not happen. Read the update.

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Treatment
Single Contracture Release with or without Skin Graft
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $799 for Annah's treatment
Hospital Fees
$209
Medical Staff
$157
Medication
$163
Supplies
$233
Labs
$37

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