Success! Esther from Kenya raised $979 to fund surgery for a fractured ankle so she can return to her studies and walk again.

Esther
$979
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$0
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Fully funded
Esther's treatment was fully funded on February 10, 2023.
  • Esther's story
  • Esther's update
January 4, 2023

Photo of Esther post-operation

February 28, 2023

Esther underwent surgery for a fractured ankle so she can return to her studies and walk again.

Esther had a successful surgery. She was discharged home and received advice for exercises that will help ensure a full recovery. She will b...

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Esther's Timeline

  • January 4, 2023
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Esther was submitted by Ruth Kanyeria, SAFE Program Coordinator at African Mission Healthcare.

  • January 9, 2023
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Esther 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.

  • January 11, 2023
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Esther's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • February 10, 2023
    FULLY FUNDED

    Esther's treatment was fully funded.

  • February 28, 2023
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Esther's treatment was successful. Read the update.

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Faith is a 24-year-old woman from the Rift valley in Kenya who has had epilepsy since 2018. On December 15th, 2023 she had a convulsive episode and fell on an open flame in her kitchen. She sustained third degree burns on her right arm and was rushed to the nearest hospital. She was admitted for three days and received IV fluids, pain medication, and wound care before going home. Since her injuries did not improve, she went to Kapsowar Hospital and was diagnosed with third degree burns from her right elbow to her hand. She had no sensation in her forearm and fingers, no range of motion of the wrist and elbow, and was experiencing discharge and swelling. She also had exposed tendons and blood clots. Faith was scheduled for a procedure to remove the dead tissue from her arm, then for amputation of her second, third, fourth and fifth fingers in order to salvage the hand. At this point, it was determined she needed a further procedure and skin graft of her arm, along with major reconstruction in order to promote healing. Faith is the youngest in a family of six children. She could not finish her schooling due her epilepsy. Her parents are farmers working on two acres of land growing maize, beans and potatoes to provide for the needs of their children. Faith is not insured since she is over age and not covered by parents’ insurance. Her parents are unable to afford Faith's surgery and they thought she would be covered by the insurance. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare, is requesting $1,089 to fund Faith's surgery. Faith said, “I have been in a lot of pain especially when having daily dressing changes, please help me so that I get well soon and be free from this pain.”

$325raised
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