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Elizabeth from Kenya raised $763 to fix a fracture in her leg.

Elizabeth
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$763
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$0
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Fully funded
Elizabeth's treatment was fully funded on April 30, 2020.

Photo of Elizabeth post-operation

February 2, 2020

Elizabeth underwent a fracture repair on her leg.

Elizabeth was admitted with tibia plateau fracture and underwent a successful external fixation of the right lower limb. Elizabeth is doing great, she recovered well from surgery. She will need another surgery later in the year to remove the fixators and plating. She will also continue having weekly clinic appointments at the hospital to check her progress until she is fit and ready for her next surgery.

Elizabeth says, “I am glad that I can walk again without worrying. It feels good to be discharged from hospital.”

Elizabeth was admitted with tibia plateau fracture and underwent a successful external fixation of the right lower limb. Elizabeth is doing ...

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November 7, 2019

Two weeks ago, Elizabeth sustained a fracture of the tibia fibula after a fall on her right leg. She was taken to county referral hospital where she was admitted and a back slab was fixed to stabilize her fracture as she waits to be operated. Ten days later, there were no signs of her being treated because the family didn’t have money needed for the surgery. The fracture site developed blisters which later ruptured and formed wounds. Elizabeth’s family requested to be referred to AIC Kapsowar hospital hoping they will receive help because they were worried about her condition. Elizabeth was brought to our hospital accompanied by a few family members. An X-ray was done on arrival which confirmed the fracture of the proximal tibia fibula. After a social worker’s assessment, Elizabeth was admitted as she waits to be operated.

Elizabeth is a mother of four girls. Her daughters are all married and they live with their husbands in the upcountry. Elizabeth’s husband Joseph is old and he cannot perform any duties at home such as farming. Elizabeth is the breadwinner of the family since she tends to the farm. She feels his husband is now suffering because they don’t have enough food in the home and they only depend on farming.

Elizabeth requires urgent surgery to fix her fracture but she cannot afford medical treatment due to lack of funds. $968.00 is needed for her to continue with treatment. The family is requesting for financial support to help Elizabeth get treatment required.

Elizabeth’s daughter says, “Mum is sleeping helplessly in bed, we have nothing to offer for her surgery. I hope she gets treated, she really deserves a good life.”

Two weeks ago, Elizabeth sustained a fracture of the tibia fibula after a fall on her right leg. She was taken to county referral hospital w...

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Elizabeth's Timeline

  • November 7, 2019
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Elizabeth was submitted by Joan Kadagaya, Curative Medical Support Program-Partner Representative at African Mission Healthcare, our medical partner in Kenya.

  • November 08, 2019
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Elizabeth received treatment at AIC Kapsowar Hospital. 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 19, 2019
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Elizabeth's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • February 02, 2020
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    We received an update on Elizabeth. Read the update.

  • April 30, 2020
    FULLY FUNDED

    Elizabeth's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 11 donors

Funded by 11 donors

Treatment
Open Reduction and External Fixation (OREF)
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $763 for Elizabeth's treatment
Hospital Fees
$203
Medical Staff
$253
Medication
$52
Supplies
$229
Labs
$13
Radiology
$13

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