Ryan is an 11-year-old boy from Malawi who needs $421 to fund hernia repair surgery.

Ryan
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Ryan's story

February 6, 2024

Ryan's Timeline

  • February 6, 2024
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Ryan was submitted by Ruth Kanyeria, SAFE Program Coordinator at African Mission Healthcare.

  • February 13, 2024
    TREATMENT SCHEDULED

    Ryan was scheduled to receive treatment at Nkhoma Hospital in Malawi. 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 14, 2024
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Ryan's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • TODAY
    AWAITING FUNDING

    Ryan is currently raising funds for his treatment.

  • TBD
    UPDATE IN PROGRESS

    Ryan's treatment update from African Mission Healthcare is in progress.

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Nan is a 50-year-old rice farmer from Cambodia. Nan's and his wife have eight children. Four still live at home - one son works in the rice paddies with his parents, and the three youngest children are still in school. His four older children are married but visit the family frequently. Last February, when Nan was on his way home on his motorbike during a rainstorm, he suddenly lost control of the bike on the muddy road. He fractured his left femur, but could not afford to visit the clinic, so he was treated by a Khmer traditional healer. His fractured femur has still not healed. When a bone fracture is untreated, the bone doesn't heal at all, which means that it will remain broken. As a result, Nan continues to have swelling, tenderness, and pain that has worsened over the past ten months. It is difficult for him to walk and he is in constant pain. Nan is embarrassed because he cannot work outside with his wife and son or help to feed his family. Fortunately, surgeons at our medical partner Children's Surgical Centre (CSC) can help. On December 11th, Nan will undergo a fracture repair procedure, which will cost $483. This procedure will fixate his unhealed fracture with an orthopedic nail to help to heal the bone and allow him to walk again. Nan is able to contribute towards the cost of surgery and needs help raising the remaining to fund his procedure. He said, "I hope to be able to walk again after my operation, so I can work to feed my family and send my younger children to school."

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