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

Benson
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  • $1,451 raised, $0 to go
$1,451
raised
$0
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Fully funded
Benson's treatment was fully funded on April 22, 2019.

Photo of Benson post-operation

March 14, 2019

Benson underwent fracture repair surgery.

Benson recovered well from multiple fractures. He was discharged after successful surgery and physiotherapy sessions.

Benson says, “Thank you for helping me. I am confident that soon I will be able to walk with ease and reunite with my family.”

Benson recovered well from multiple fractures. He was discharged after successful surgery and physiotherapy sessions. Benson says, “Than...

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February 8, 2019

Benson is a laborer from Kenya. He is married and has a young child.

In January of this year, Benson was in a motorcycle accident. His right leg was broken twice. He is not able to move or walk and is in chronic pain.

Fortunately, surgeons at our medical partner can help. On February 12, Benson will undergo a fracture repair procedure, called an open reduction and internal fixation. This procedure will help him walk again and provide for his family. Now, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $1,451 to fund this procedure.

Benson says, “I am worried I may lose my leg if I am not treated and that means I cannot take care of my young family.”

Benson is a laborer from Kenya. He is married and has a young child. In January of this year, Benson was in a motorcycle accident. His r...

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Benson's Timeline

  • February 8, 2019
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • February 12, 2019
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Benson 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.

  • February 12, 2019
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Benson's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • March 14, 2019
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Benson's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • April 22, 2019
    FULLY FUNDED

    Benson's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 35 donors

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

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Mi Mi

Mi Mi is a hardworking 40-year-old woman from Burma who lives alone and likes to read religious books in her free time. She previously worked as a domestic worker, but she had to stop once her condition worsened. Four months ago, Mi Mi's left foot became swollen. She gradually developed a painful abscess on her left foot. She attempted to treat herself with traditional medicine, but it only worsened the abscess. Despite her desire to seek treatment at a clinic or hospital, her financial constraints prevented her from doing so. She is currently unable to walk due to the pain and pus in her foot. She also experiences pins and needles in both of her legs and has difficulty sleeping at night. Fortunately, neighbors arranged for her to be brought to our medical partner's care center, Mawlamyine Christian Leprosy Hospital (MCLH). At the hospital, doctor examined her left foot and diagnosed her with cellulitis, a bacterial skin infection. Mi Mi is scheduled to undergo a procedure to drain the abscess on July 26th at MCLH. Our medical partner is requesting $760 to fund this procedure, which will cover medication, supplies, inpatient care, physical therapy, and travel to the hospital. After surgery, Mi Mi's symptoms will hopefully be alleviated, and she will be able to walk again. Mi Mi says, "When I learned a charity organization will help pay for my treatment cost, I felt very happy. I want to say thank you to all the donors and everyone else who has helped me."

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$130raised
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