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Success! Paul from Kenya raised $1,049 to fund fracture repair surgery following a hit-and-run accident.

Paul
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  • $1,049 raised, $0 to go
$1,049
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$0
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Fully funded
Paul's treatment was fully funded on January 18, 2021.

Photo of Paul post-operation

November 26, 2020

Paul underwent fracture repair surgery following a hit-and-run accident.

Paul underwent a successful surgery to remove the external fixator and plating to treat his fracture. He felt great relief after carrying the external fixator for over three months. He was doing well and went home using crutches. Once recovered, Paul will be able to use his leg and can go back to work and support his family.

With a smile, Paul could not hide his gratitude as he said, “I had almost lost hope of getting treatment and could feel bad to see my family struggling being the breadwinner. Now I am happy that soon I will be able to walk and work again to provide for them. God bless you and those who assisted me.” The Pastor who had been helping him on his journey could added, “Thank you, thank you, I now know God is there and he is able.”

Paul underwent a successful surgery to remove the external fixator and plating to treat his fracture. He felt great relief after carrying th...

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September 2, 2020

Paul is a manual worker from Kaugi Village in Kenya. He is married and they have five children. Paul, who is the breadwinner in his family, is a casual driver while his wife takes care of the house and their children.

In March, Paul was going home after a long day of work when he was hit by a vehicle that did not stop and left him severly hurt on the road. He was helped by good Samaritans and taken to the hospital. He sustained an open fracture on his left tibia/fibula and had an injury on his bladder. He is still in pain and cannot walk on his own.

Fortunately, surgeons at our medical partner can help. On September 3rd, Paul will undergo a fracture repair procedure, called an open reduction and internal fixation. After healing, he will be able to walk again and his pain will be gone. Now, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $1,049 to fund this procedure.

Paul quietly shared, “I have suffered for the last five months and my family needs my support. I am asking for help.” Paul’s Pastor added, “I have done my best to help him. I hope he can get help and be well to continue caring for his family.”

Paul is a manual worker from Kaugi Village in Kenya. He is married and they have five children. Paul, who is the breadwinner in his family, ...

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Paul's Timeline

  • September 2, 2020
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • September 03, 2020
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Paul received treatment at Nazareth 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.

  • September 03, 2020
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Paul's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • November 26, 2020
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Paul's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • January 18, 2021
    FULLY FUNDED

    Paul's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 27 donors

Funded by 27 donors

Treatment
Nazareth - ORIF
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $1,049 for Paul's treatment
Hospital Fees
$459
Medical Staff
$0
Medication
$26
Supplies
$379
Labs
$104
Radiology
$31
Other
$50

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Benard is a 35-year-old man from Kiambu County in Kenya. He works as a laborer, off-loading trucks carrying construction materials. His wife is a housemaker and together they have three children aged 10 years, 9 years and 3 months old. In December 2020, Benard slipped and fell from a raised water tank he was inspecting, fracturing his right tibia and fibula. He was taken to a clinic in the neighbourhood, where first aid was administered. Afterwards, Benard went to Watsi's Medical Partner Care Center Nazareth Hospital for an x-ray, which confirmed a fracture of his right tibia and fibula close to his ankle joint. Surgeons recommend he undergoes a fracture repair surgery. If not treated, Benard’s fracture could heal while misaligned or be malunited, resulting in limited use of his right limb, deformity, and infection. However, this procedure is costly for Benard and his family. He is the sole breadwinner of the family, and does not have savings to pay for his care. He appeals for financial support. Fortunately, surgeons at our medical partner can help. On January 5th, Benard will undergo a fracture repair procedure, called an open reduction and internal fixation. The surgery will ease his pain, allow him to recover, and help him to be able to walk with ease again. Now, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $1,049 to fund this procedure. Benard shared, “My head is spinning because I do not know what would happen to my family if I was unable to go to work due to my injury. I would really appreciate help with the surgery so that I can continue providing for my family.”

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$765raised
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Meet another patient you can support

100% of your donation funds life-changing surgery.

Benard

Benard is a 35-year-old man from Kiambu County in Kenya. He works as a laborer, off-loading trucks carrying construction materials. His wife is a housemaker and together they have three children aged 10 years, 9 years and 3 months old. In December 2020, Benard slipped and fell from a raised water tank he was inspecting, fracturing his right tibia and fibula. He was taken to a clinic in the neighbourhood, where first aid was administered. Afterwards, Benard went to Watsi's Medical Partner Care Center Nazareth Hospital for an x-ray, which confirmed a fracture of his right tibia and fibula close to his ankle joint. Surgeons recommend he undergoes a fracture repair surgery. If not treated, Benard’s fracture could heal while misaligned or be malunited, resulting in limited use of his right limb, deformity, and infection. However, this procedure is costly for Benard and his family. He is the sole breadwinner of the family, and does not have savings to pay for his care. He appeals for financial support. Fortunately, surgeons at our medical partner can help. On January 5th, Benard will undergo a fracture repair procedure, called an open reduction and internal fixation. The surgery will ease his pain, allow him to recover, and help him to be able to walk with ease again. Now, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $1,049 to fund this procedure. Benard shared, “My head is spinning because I do not know what would happen to my family if I was unable to go to work due to my injury. I would really appreciate help with the surgery so that I can continue providing for my family.”

72% funded

72%funded
$765raised
$284to go