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Jacob from Kenya raised $1,125 to treat his broken leg.

Jacob
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Jacob's treatment was fully funded on November 4, 2015.

Photo of Jacob post-operation

November 18, 2015

Jacob received successful treatment for his broken leg.

“The ORIF (open reduction and internal fixation) surgery for Jacob was successful,” says our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation (AMHF). “Jacob is still in the ward as he is recovering and learning to walk again with crutches. Jacob is doing well and the doctors are hopeful that he will have a full recovery and resume the use of his right leg. He will eventually be able to work and support his family.”

Jacob smiled as he said, “It is a miracle to see myself not just standing, but starting to walk again! I am looking forward to the day I will be strong enough to go back to work to support my family.”

"The ORIF (open reduction and internal fixation) surgery for Jacob was successful," says our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Fou...

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October 21, 2015

Jacob is a 43-year-old security guard from Kenya. He lives at home with his wife, a farmer, and six children.

After heading home from work one evening, Jacob was hit by a truck. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation (AMHF), shares that a group of good samaritans brought Jacob to a local hospital.

Doctors determined that Jacob has two fractured bones in his right leg, the tibia and femur, and requires surgery to treat the fractures. Jacob’s family does not make sufficient income to afford the cost of surgery.

“My wife and children all look upon me for any financial needs. I don’t know what they would do if I am not able to work again, “ shares Jacob.

$1,125 will fund an ORIF (open reduction internal fixation) surgery to repair the fractures, and thereby alleviate his pain and allow him to regain use of his leg.

“I hope that God will help me to have a successful surgery so that I can be strong again to go back to my work,” Jacob shares.

Jacob is a 43-year-old security guard from Kenya. He lives at home with his wife, a farmer, and six children. After heading home from wor...

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Jacob's Timeline

  • October 21, 2015
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Jacob was submitted by Sarah Mwangi, Program Manager at African Mission Healthcare.

  • October 22, 2015
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Jacob received treatment. 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.

  • November 2, 2015
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Jacob's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • November 4, 2015
    FULLY FUNDED

    Jacob's treatment was fully funded.

  • November 18, 2015
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    We received an update on Jacob. Read the update.

Funded by 29 donors

Funded by 29 donors

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Saw Hsar

Saw Hsar is a 21-year-old man who lives with his mother, stepfather, and sister in a refugee camp in Hong Son Province. He used to live with his father in Burma, but he moved back to live with his mother in 2018 and hoped to receive treatment for an eye injury. His stepfather is a homemaker, while his mother weaves traditional Karen sarongs to sell. Saw Hsar stopped studying after he graduated from grade four, when he injured his eye. Currently, he is unemployed. In 2018, Saw Hsar began to experience blurry vision, and an inability to clearly see the objects around him. While he is comfortable moving around in his home, he needs someone with him when he leaves home, as he is afraid of tripping over unseen objects in his way, given his increasing inability to see clearly. Saw Hsar was diagnosed with a detached retina, which means that his retina has pulled away from the supporting tissue in his eye. Without the proper treatment, Saw Hsar could completely lose the vision in his eye. Saw Hsar is scheduled to undergo surgery to reattach his retina on September 3rd, at Maharaj Nakorn Chiang Mai Hospital. Our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund, is requesting $1,500 to cover the cost of Saw Hsar's procedure and care. After surgery, Saw Hsar's vision will hopefully be restored, and he will be able to resume his daily activities without his current limitations. He said, “I would like to see clearly like before. In the future, I will find a job and earn a living. I want to grow rice or vegetables on a farm, save money and support my family.”

92% funded

92%funded
$1,382raised
$118to go

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