Success! Erick from Kenya raised $570 to grow up healthy.

Erick
$570
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Erick's treatment was fully funded on October 1, 2015.
  • Erick's story
  • Erick's update
September 24, 2015

Photo of Erick post-operation

December 16, 2015

Erick received successful surgery.

"Erick’s testicles were successfully dropped in the scrotal sac," explains our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation (AMHF)...

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Erick's Timeline

  • September 24, 2015
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Erick was submitted by Beatrice Njoroge, SAFE Program Manager at African Mission Healthcare.

  • September 25, 2015
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Erick received treatment. 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.

  • October 1, 2015
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Erick's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • October 1, 2015
    FULLY FUNDED

    Erick's treatment was fully funded.

  • December 16, 2015
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Erick's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 16 donors

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Ignitius is a 12-year-old boy - the second in a family of four siblings in junior secondary school, grade seven. His elder sibling has just completed class eight; the rest are in primary school. He dropped out of school in grade four and went to look for a job as a house helper to support the family. Ignitius' father does any casual job available to bring food to the table for his family. Ignitius' mother is also a simple laborer. She works on other people's farms where she digs, weeds, and sometimes washes clothes for a small wage. They have a small piece of land where they have kept two goats and three chickens. They reside in a three-roomed timber house and have a small kitchen built of poles. It was late in the evening on November 16th. His mother sent him to the nearest open-air market to buy cabbage and potatoes. Unfortunately, he was hit by a speeding motorbike, which disappeared immediately after the accident. His parents were informed of the accident over the phone. They rushed him to a clinic, where they were referred to Maua Hospital. He arrived to the hospital with an open tibia fibular fracture and was in much pain. Fortunately, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare, is helping Ignitius receive treatment. On November 17, surgeons will perform surgery to restore his limb function. Now, Ignitius and his family need help to fund this $741 procedure. Ignitius' father says, "Please help my son; he is in deep pain. Kindly help us to fund the surgery costs."

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