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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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Laurencia

Laurencia is a 9-year-old girl and the seventh born in a family of nine siblings. She is a student at the nearby primary school. Her parents are small-scale farmers who plant vegetables for sale and for the family's needs. Some of her siblings are in high school, so her father uses his small income to pay for their school fees and to provide for other family needs. They are from a semi-arid area which faces drought and most of their crops are sorghum and millet. There is a food and water shortage in the area, and they shared that bandits often attack them. Life has been quite challenging, but they have persevered. Laurencia came to AIC Kapsowar Hospital with a bandaged right arm. She had an x-ray from another facility, which showed that she had broken both the ulna and the radius after falling from a mango tree while harvesting mangoes. She is in pain and unable to use her hand. Fortunately, surgeons at our medical partner can help. On November 1st, Laurencia will undergo an open reduction and internal fixation surgical procedure to put the broken bones back in place. Her hand will be able to heal well and she will be able to use it again. Now, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $941 to fund this procedure. Laurencias’ father says, “This incident happened just when I was paying my other children's school fees. I am worried now that I cannot help my daughter when she is in need. Please help her so that she can be able to grow in a normal way.”

44% funded

44%funded
$419raised
$522to go

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