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Success! Duncan from Kenya raised $1,145 to fund surgery on his leg so he can walk and work again.

Duncan
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Fully funded
Duncan's treatment was fully funded on December 16, 2021.

Photo of Duncan post-operation

December 23, 2021

Duncan underwent surgery on his leg so he can walk and work again.

Duncan underwent a successful surgery after sustaining a severe femur fracture. His family is very pleased by the results of the surgery and Duncan’s younger brother has been extremely helpful in his recovery. Duncan explained that he had so much pain but now he feels much better than before. Without the funding of his surgery, his family could not afford to pay any hospital fees, so they are grateful for this opportunity. Duncan finally feels comfortable walking with the help of crutches and is looking forward to returning home and being with his family.

Duncan says, “I am very happy with the outcome of the surgery, I can see the improvement in my health. Thanks to everyone who supported my treatment, and to the doctors, thanks for your dedication and care.”

Duncan underwent a successful surgery after sustaining a severe femur fracture. His family is very pleased by the results of the surgery and...

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October 7, 2021

Duncan is a 23-year-old mechanic. He’s a lively man who likes cracking jokes with friends to cheer everyone up. Duncan is the second born in a family of six and he is married with two children. He lives in a rented house at his local center with his family. He completed his high school studies but did not proceed to college because of a lack of school fees. He has always had to do a lot to take care of his siblings and provide for their needs, like school fees.

Duncan learned mechanical skills from his local center by watching what the mechanics there were doing. He now hopes to study mechanical engineering to improve his skills but he is unable because of the financial burden he has of taking care of his siblings and young family. Despite this, he is still hopeful that he will manage to do so in the future.

Two days ago, Duncan was involved in a severe accident and sustained a fracture on his right leg. He was riding a motorcycle in the evening from his place of work when it lost control and fell into a ditch. He was rushed to a nearby health facility for immediate care from where he was referred to our hospital. An X-Ray confirmed a right femur fracture. He also has chest pains hence needing hospital admission for management and to plan for his surgery. He is unable to walk, has pain, and feels all he can do is lie in bed and wait for help.

Fortunately, surgeons at our medical partner can help. On October 8th, Duncan will undergo a fracture repair procedure, called an open reduction and internal fixation. This surgery will relieve him of the pain and help him walk again. Now, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $1145 to fund this procedure.

Duncan says, “We are facing a difficult moment as a family, my parents cannot find money to buy food for the family without my assistance. There’s nothing else that matters other than seeing my family happy. I want to get healed and go back home to support their needs.”

Duncan is a 23-year-old mechanic. He's a lively man who likes cracking jokes with friends to cheer everyone up. Duncan is the second born in...

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Duncan's Timeline

  • October 7, 2021
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Duncan was submitted by Edward Mugane, Impact Assessment Coordinator at African Mission Healthcare.

  • October 8, 2021
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Duncan received treatment at AIC Kapsowar 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.

  • October 12, 2021
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Duncan's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • December 16, 2021
    FULLY FUNDED

    Duncan's treatment was fully funded.

  • December 23, 2021
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Duncan's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 29 donors

Funded by 29 donors

Treatment
ORIF Non Hip (Complex)
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $1,145 for Duncan's treatment
Hospital Fees
$521
Medical Staff
$3
Medication
$56
Supplies
$359
Labs
$40
Radiology
$12
Other
$154

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