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Success! Joan from Kenya raised $1,016 to fund a fracture repair procedure.

Joan
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Fully funded
Joan's treatment was fully funded on January 6, 2021.

Photo of Joan post-operation

January 11, 2021

Joan underwent a fracture repair procedure.

Joan underwent a successful ORIF surgery after sustaining a fracture to her right femur. She recovered well after her surgery and doctors have discharged her to continue healing at home. Joan is looking forward to progressively healing so that she can join her colleagues when school opens. Her family had almost given up because, as they shared, they have so many problems at home. Thanks to Watsi for giving her hope again.

Our local Watsi rep shared that Joan is such an optimistic girl. She means well for her family and wants to work hard and make her parents happy. She said, “I was wondering how my parents could pay my bills because I understand the state of things at home. Thank you Watsi for giving me hope again. I am looking forward to a full recovery so that I can go to school when it opens.”

Joan underwent a successful ORIF surgery after sustaining a fracture to her right femur. She recovered well after her surgery and doctors ha...

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December 16, 2020

Joan is a 15-year-old student from Kenya. She is the third born in a family of five children, and is very calm and tends to be quiet. Joan is a hard-working, optimistic girl who hopes to excel in school, and she is currently in Grade Seven. Her dream is to become a teacher in future.

In the second week of December, Joan was involved in a road accident as a pillion passenger which almost cost her her life. Her vehicle came into a head-on collision with a car, and she lost consciousness for more than three hours. Ultimately, Joan suffered a severe femur fracture and skin lacerations. Because she could not lift her leg, she was put on traction to bring stability to her leg. She is in pain on her right leg and unable to walk. Now, she needs to undergo a fracture repair procedure to heal her injury and avoid risk of further complications.

Unfortunately, this procedure is costly for Joan and her family. Her mother is a potato farmer, while her father is ill and currently unable to work in the farm. Joan’s mother is the sole breadwinner of the family, and she has found it hard to educate her children due to the family’s income. Joan and her family live in a mud-built house that is not in good condition and they are unable to repair it due to lack of money. The family has raised some money for the surgery thus far, but needs more financial support to raise the total cost. They appeal for financial help.

Fortunately, surgeons at our medical partner can help. On December 17th, Joan will undergo a fracture repair procedure, called an open reduction and internal fixation. After she is fully recovered, Joan will be able to walk with ease and will be able to pursue her dream of becoming a teacher. Now, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $1,016 to fund this procedure.

Joan shared, “My prayer is to finish school, have a good job and support my mum and my siblings.”

Joan is a 15-year-old student from Kenya. She is the third born in a family of five children, and is very calm and tends to be quiet. Joan i...

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Joan's Timeline

  • December 16, 2020
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Joan was submitted by Robert Kariuki, Process Coordinator at African Mission Healthcare.

  • December 17, 2020
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Joan 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.

  • December 18, 2020
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Joan's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • January 6, 2021
    FULLY FUNDED

    Joan's treatment was fully funded.

  • January 11, 2021
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Joan's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 31 donors

Funded by 31 donors

Treatment
ORIF Non Hip (Complex)
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $1,016 for Joan's treatment
Hospital Fees
$248
Medical Staff
$358
Medication
$52
Supplies
$283
Labs
$13
Radiology
$13
Other
$49

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Byereta

Byereta is a 58-year-old farmer and policeman, and a married father to seven children. Two of his daughters are married, while the other five are still studying in school. His wife is a small scale farmer. He shared that because of having many children in school, he had to acquire loans to pay their school fees and support their family. In February of 2020, Byereta visited the hospital with a swelling that caused him unbearable pain. He was diagnosed with a right inguinal hernia and it was recommended that he have surgery, but he was called for training and never underwent the procedure. After his training, he was re-examined and surgery was again recommended to ensure a complete recovery. Because of the hernia, Byereta has difficulty bending down or carrying out any strenuous activity. If not treated, the hernia may become strangulated. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare (AMH), is helping Byereta to receive treatment. Fortunately, on May 22nd, he will undergo hernia repair surgery at AMH's care center. Now, AMH is requesting $230 to fund Byereta's surgery. Once complete, this procedure will hopefully allow him to live more comfortably and confidently. Byereta shared, “I have suffered a lot with this condition because my finances can't enable me pay for my bill on my own due to overwhelming bank loans and the little balance I receive. I use it to buy soap, salt, and paraffin to light the lamp at home. My situation is getting worse yet my entire family looks up to me. I kindly ask for your support so that I can regain my health and continue working effectively for the betterment for my health and my family.”

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