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

Veronicah
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  • $1,451 raised, $0 to go
$1,451
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Veronicah's treatment was fully funded on February 2, 2019.

Photo of Veronicah post-operation

February 12, 2019

Veronicah underwent fracture repair surgery.

Veronicah was successfully treated in our medical partner’s facility. She was discharged after physiotherapy sessions and is set to come for clinical review.

Veronicah says, “I am grateful for the successful surgery and support. May God bless you.”

Veronicah was successfully treated in our medical partner's facility. She was discharged after physiotherapy sessions and is set to come for...

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December 27, 2018

Veronicah is a small-scale farmer from Kenya. In early December, she sustained upper limb fractures. She is not able to use both her hands, and she is in chronic pain.

Fortunately, surgeons at our medical partner can help. On December 27, Veronicah will undergo a fracture repair procedure, called an open reduction and internal fixation. This procedure will help her heal well, and she will be able to use her hands again. Now, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $1,451 to fund this procedure.

Veronicah says, “My prayer is to join my family in celebrating new year. I hope to get well and be discharged.”

Veronicah is a small-scale farmer from Kenya. In early December, she sustained upper limb fractures. She is not able to use both her hands, ...

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Veronicah's Timeline

  • December 27, 2018
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • December 28, 2018
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Veronicah 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.

  • December 30, 2018
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Veronicah's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • February 2, 2019
    FULLY FUNDED

    Veronicah's treatment was fully funded.

  • February 12, 2019
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Veronicah's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 16 donors

Funded by 16 donors

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

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