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Success! Ephy from Kenya raised $591 to fund ear surgery.

Ephy
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  • $591 raised, $0 to go
$591
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Ephy's treatment was fully funded on January 8, 2018.

Photo of Ephy post-operation

October 2, 2017

Ephy underwent ear surgery.

Ephy’s surgery was successful in our medical partner’s facility. The surgery reduced chances of further ear perforation and infections. It also reduced chances of further hearing loss.

“Thank you Watsi,” he says.

Ephy’s surgery was successful in our medical partner's facility. The surgery reduced chances of further ear perforation and infections. It a...

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June 22, 2017

Ephy is a sweet 17-year-old girl from Kenya. She lost her parents at a young age and has been raised at a children’s home. Ephy is an avid student in high school.

Ephy has been diagnosed with perforations in both ear drums, leaving her susceptible to total hearing loss. To prevent her from losing her hearing, doctors at our medical partner’s care center, AIC Kijabe Hospital, have recommended her for surgery.

On August 16, Ephy will undergo surgery to correct her hearing. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is asking for $591 to cover the cost of her treatment.

After surgery, Ephy is looking forward to succeeding in school!

Ephy is a sweet 17-year-old girl from Kenya. She lost her parents at a young age and has been raised at a children's home. Ephy is an avid s...

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Ephy's Timeline

  • June 22, 2017
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Ephy was submitted by Maya Murao, Fellow at African Mission Healthcare.

  • August 16, 2017
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Ephy received treatment at AIC Kijabe 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.

  • August 28, 2017
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Ephy's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • October 2, 2017
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Ephy's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • January 8, 2018
    FULLY FUNDED

    Ephy's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 5 donors

Funded by 5 donors

Treatment
Otologic Surgery
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $591 for Ephy's treatment
Hospital Fees
$483
Medical Staff
$16
Medication
$14
Supplies
$78

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Meet another patient you can support

100% of your donation funds life-changing surgery.

Saoly

Saoly is a 33-year-old former garment factory worker from Cambodia. He is from the Kampong Speu province, and married with two children. His wife makes and sells traditional Khmer cakes at the local market. His children are four and seven years of age. Since an accident, he has been home and likes to listen to the news, watch TV, and play with his children. In March 2020, he was in a motorcycle collision with a truck and fell on his left shoulder on the pavement. This caused paralysis of his left shoulder and arm. He has been diagnosed with a brachial plexus injury on his left side. The brachial plexus is a nerve network that transmits signals from the spine to the shoulder, arm, and hand. Injuries to this nerve network can result in loss of function and sensation. In August 2020, he had a surgical nerve graft, which allowed him to successfully bend his elbow, but he still cannot move his shoulder or his fingers. He cannot work, feels phantom pain in his arm, and is very depressed he cannot support his family and his wife has to work hard. Saoly traveled to our medical partner's care center to receive treatment. This is the only center in the whole country where this treatment is available. On December 1st, he will undergo a brachial plexus repair surgery. After recovery, he hopes that he will be able to move his shoulder, use his hand, and work again to support his family. Our medical partner, Children's Surgical Centre, is requesting $709 to fund this procedure. Saoly said: "I hope this surgery will help me to use my arm again. I would like to work in a factory again to support my family."

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