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Britney from Kenya raised $1,224 to fund mobility-restoring surgery on her leg and foot.

Britney
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  • $1,224 raised, $0 to go
$1,224
raised
$0
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Fully funded
Britney's treatment was fully funded on November 13, 2020.
November 13, 2020

Britney did not undergo surgery on her leg.

We just received an important update from our medical partner that Britney was admitted to the hospital for her treatment and stayed in the hospital for 4 days waiting for the result of her tests and an xray. Upon receiving the reports, her doctor consulted with other experts and determined that the operation would be both difficult and possibly not yield the desired results due to coxa magna (asymmetrical enlargement and deformation of the femoral head and neck.) They decided to it would be best to cancel her case at this point. Britney had high expectations of surgery, and when it was cancelled, she was disappointed. She has been able to undergo counseling with the doctors and other support staff, and we have shared our support with her for a healthy and happier journey ahead.

We just received an important update from our medical partner that Britney was admitted to the hospital for her treatment and stayed in the ...

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September 30, 2020

Meet Britney, a 14-year-old girl from a village in Meru County. Britney likes socializing and playing handball. She aspires to become a doctor in future to help patients who are going through tough times in the hospital. Britney is the second born in a family of three children. Her father is a small businessman while her mother is a farmer.

While playing with a few other girls, Britney slipped in the field and injured her left foot. She has been to different hospitals for x-rays and seeking treatment, but her condition has been worsening. It affects her mobility and is causing her to feel pain anytime she walks. Britney cannot stand for long and doing household duties is also a challenge for her now.

Surgery will be of great impact as she will be able to walk without any challenge and the pain which she has been feeling whenever she walks, will be alleviated.

“I want my foot to be corrected so that I can walk well like other girls,” Britney told us.

Meet Britney, a 14-year-old girl from a village in Meru County. Britney likes socializing and playing handball. She aspires to become a doct...

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Britney's Timeline

  • September 30, 2020
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Britney was submitted by Joan Kadagaya, Curative Medical Support Program-Partner Representative at African Mission Healthcare.

  • October 1, 2020
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Britney's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • October 5, 2020
    TREATMENT SCHEDULED

    Britney was scheduled to receive treatment at AIC Cure International 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.

  • November 13, 2020
    FUNDING ENDED

    Britney is no longer raising funds.

  • November 13, 2020
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Britney's treatment did not happen. Read the update.

Funded by 28 donors

Treatment
Angular Deformity Correction
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $1,224 for Britney's treatment
Hospital Fees
$242
Medical Staff
$313
Medication
$179
Supplies
$347
Labs
$37
Radiology
$47
Other
$59

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Isaack

Isaack is an energetic 21-year-old from Kiambu County in Kenya. He is the fourth born in a family of seven. His mother works as a housewife and his father works as a small businessman and lives in western Kenya. Isaack works on construction sites and enjoys playing football during his free time. Last Sunday, Isaack was playing football with his friends when he bumped into a fellow player and fell. Instantly they knew his injury was serious because his tibial shaft assumed a C-like shape and begun to swell. Isaack was brought to Nazareth Hospital. The fracture was stabilized with a splint. Isaack was instructed to go home and await for potential surgery while the swelling went down. Upon review by the surgeon, an implant is recommended to ensure he heals. When Isaack was informed of the money required for surgery he asked the surgeon if there was any other treatment option because he had no way to raise the funds necessary and his family was not in a position to contribute to his bill. The surgeon explained that the nature of the fracture requires surgery for proper healing and referred him to the Watsi-AMH program. If not treated the fracture on Isaack’s left leg may heal with a deformity leading to reduced functionality of his left lower limb, thus affecting his mobility, which is an important for allowing him to work and earn money to support himself and his family. Fortunately, surgeons at our medical partner AMH can help. On September 2nd, Isaack will undergo a fracture repair procedure, called an open reduction and internal fixation. If treated, the fracture on Isaack’s left leg will heal without any deformity and allow him to walk with ease. Now, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $1,049 to fund this procedure. Isaack remarked, “I look forward to the day I will be able to play on the football field again and go to work with ease so that I can fend for myself as I am used to.”

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$781raised
$268to go

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