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Lucy from Kenya raised $1,129 to fund repair surgery.

Lucy
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  • $1,129 raised, $0 to go
$1,129
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Lucy's treatment was fully funded on February 20, 2019.

Photo of Lucy post-operation

February 12, 2019

Lucy underwent repair surgery.

She is recuperating well. She is continuing with physiotherapy sessions and hopes to soon walk.

Lucy says, “I hope that soon I will be able to go back to school after total treatment.”

She is recuperating well. She is continuing with physiotherapy sessions and hopes to soon walk. Lucy says, “I hope that soon I will be ab...

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January 15, 2019

Lucy is a student from Kenya. She is the youngest in her family. Her parents are farmers.

In late December, Lucy was hit by a public transport vehicle and suffered left tibia fractures. She has had multiple surgeries and is scheduled for more. Right now, Lucy walks with difficulty and without treatment, she risks further infection in the wound.

Fortunately, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is helping Lucy receive treatment. On January 15, surgeons will perform a debridement and skin graft procedure to heal her chronic wound. Now, Lucy needs help to fund this $1,129 procedure.

Lucy says, “I feel that my life has lagged behind. I wish to be treated and at least continue with my education and help my parents.”

Lucy is a student from Kenya. She is the youngest in her family. Her parents are farmers. In late December, Lucy was hit by a public tra...

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Lucy's Timeline

  • January 15, 2019
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • January 15, 2019
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Lucy received treatment at AIC Kijabe 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.

  • January 15, 2019
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Lucy's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • February 12, 2019
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    We received an update on Lucy. Read the update.

  • February 20, 2019
    FULLY FUNDED

    Lucy's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 35 donors

Funded by 35 donors

Treatment
Debridement & Skin Graft
  • Cost Breakdown
  • Diagnosis
  • Procedure
On average, it costs $1,129 for Lucy's treatment
Hospital Fees
$1,021
Medical Staff
$0
Medication
$85
Supplies
$0
Labs
$23
  • Symptoms
  • Impact on patient's life
  • Cultural or regional significance

​What kinds of symptoms do patients experience before receiving treatment?

Symptoms include burns, open wound, pain and Inability/difficulty in walking, infection, scarring and disfigurement. Debridement and skin grafting are surgical processes used to treat serious wounds and burns.

​What is the impact on patients’ lives of living with these conditions?

The condition involves an open wound, pain and inability or difficulty in walking. The wound affects the ability to work or perform normal daily tasks.

What cultural or regional factors affect the treatment of these conditions?

Damaged skin and wounds are common in Kenya due to poor living conditions. Families use open flames for cooking and warmth, leading to burns. Traumatic wounds from farming accidents, road accidents, and violence are also common. Poorly controlled diabetes, an emerging problem, also causes infection and skin breakdown.

  • Process
  • Impact on patient's life
  • Risks and side-effects
  • Accessibility
  • Alternatives

What does the treatment process look like?

Debridement is the removal of dead/damaged tissue skin, and skin grafting is the process of covering damaged areas with healthy skin. Skin grafting involves the transplantation of skin from one body site to another. The transplanted tissue is called a skin graft.

What is the impact of this treatment on the patient’s life?

Treatment heals the wound and restores normal functioning.

What potential side effects or risks come with this treatment?

The risks of treatment are limited. The skin graft may fail or may become infected.

How accessible is treatment in the area? What is the typical journey like for a patient to receive care?

There are few quality centers in developing countries. Hospitals lack adequate resources and expertise to treat this condition.

What are the alternatives to this treatment?

Amputation, if treatment is delayed. Usually, by the time the patient has come to one of the AMHF partner hospitals, other approaches such as antibiotics and dressing changes have already been tried.

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100% of your donation funds life-changing surgery.

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100% of your donation funds life-changing surgery.