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Success! Jane from Kenya raised $1,500 to fund surgery on her injured leg.

Jane
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  • $1,500 raised, $0 to go
$1,500
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Jane's treatment was fully funded on June 11, 2020.

Photo of Jane post-operation

March 11, 2020

Jane underwent surgery on her injured leg.

Our medical partner shared an update that Jane had successful surgery done in their facility. She is on physiotherapy (PT) follow up to help assist with regaining her ease of movement. The surgery reduced chances of further complications and Jane is hopeful of a complete recovery. Jane is able to ambulate with ease.

Jane says, “Thank you for supporting my surgery. I hope to soon walk with ease.”

Our medical partner shared an update that Jane had successful surgery done in their facility. She is on physiotherapy (PT) follow up to help...

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December 10, 2019

Jane, a self-employed woman, was unfortunate to fall in a latrine in July 2018, severely breaking her leg. Upon the accident, she was rushed to Nakuru Hospital, where she was admitted and had surgery in which a metal plate was inserted. She went for clinics in the same hospital after being discharged, but the leg was not improving at all.

Her uncle came to her rescue in June 2019 and brought her to Kijabe Hospital. Jane was admitted, had the metals on her leg replaced with lighter ones, and was discharged. She has been coming for clinics to monitor her leg. An x-ray was done and it was decided that another surgery was needed. Due to lack of funds, Jane went home helpless.

Being a divorced woman and self-employed (selling second-hand clothes), Jane is the breadwinner of her family of five children. With her mobility being hindered by her broken leg, she cannot do as much as she would have if she’d be on both feet. This surgery will definitely improve Jane’s and her children’s quality of life.

Jane, a self-employed woman, was unfortunate to fall in a latrine in July 2018, severely breaking her leg. Upon the accident, she was rushed...

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Jane's Timeline

  • December 10, 2019
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • December 11, 2019
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Jane's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • February 03, 2020
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Jane received treatment at AIC Kijabe 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.

  • March 11, 2020
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Jane's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • June 11, 2020
    FULLY FUNDED

    Jane's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 31 donors

Funded by 31 donors

Treatment
Bone Transport
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $2,109 for Jane's treatment
Subsidies fund $609 and Watsi raises the remaining $1,500
Hospital Fees
$1,993
Medical Staff
$0
Medication
$46
Supplies
$0
Labs
$53
Other
$17

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Tumukunde

Tumukunde is a 27-year-old small scale farmer who grows beans and potatoes for home consumption. Tumukunde got married in 2010 and is a mother of four children. Her husband trades live animals, buying and selling of cows and goats one at a time because he doesn’t have enough capital to expand his business. Their family owns a four-room semi-permanent house. Their firstborn is 10 years old and in primary school class four, their second born is 8 years and in primary school class two. They also have a 3-year-old and 1-year-old who haven't started school yet. She developed a small swelling on her throat in 2014. She did not bother going for medical attention because she thought it was a family disease and she used local herbs to manage her goitre. In 2017/2018, her swelling increased, she started feeling severe pain, and she would find difficulty in breathing and carrying things. She could hardly carry anything on her head. She suffer headaches during rainfall and cold weather. Finally, she decided to come to Watsi's Medical Partner Care Center Rushoroza Hospital to seek medical advice. If not treated through thyroidectomy, she could develop thyrotoxicosis, airway obstruction, difficulty in swallowing and may develop into thyroid carcinomas. Their family has no other sources of income despite having a lot to take care of on their shoulders and have asked for financial support to enable her surgery. Tumukunde shared, “I pray that I may be considered for the surgery because, without financial support, it’s impossible. After the surgery, I look forward to practicing extensive farming to be able to comfortably support my expanding family, and without pain, I believe I can make it.”

32% funded

32%funded
$100raised
$207to go

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