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Success! Prince from Kenya raised $1,129 to fund burn repair surgery.

Prince
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  • $1,129 raised, $0 to go
$1,129
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Prince's treatment was fully funded on August 31, 2017.

Photo of Prince post-operation

August 25, 2017

Prince underwent burn repair surgery.

The surgery reduced chances of further infections and complications on his elbow. His parents are grateful for the assistance given to Prince.

Prince’s father says, “We are grateful for the assistance and hope that our son will be able to utilize his hand with ease upon full recovery. God bless you.”

The surgery reduced chances of further infections and complications on his elbow. His parents are grateful for the assistance given to Princ...

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April 5, 2017

Prince is a two-year-old boy from Kenya. He is an only child and lives with his parents. As he does not yet attend school, he spends most of his time at home with his mother. His favorite food is mandazi, a Swahili pastry best described as a coconut doughnut.

In December, Prince was playing near a pot of boiling water. The water spilled and covered much of his skin, resulting in large and painful burns. He spent all of January in the hospital, where he received a skin graft. The burns on his hand, however, did not heal. Surgeons recommended further surgery, but Prince’s family could not afford the operation.

“We want our son to be well and able to utilize his hand with ease like a normal child,” says Prince’s father.

Prince and his family were referred to our medical partner’s care center, AIC Kijabe Hospital. Prince is scheduled to undergo surgery on April 10. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $1,129 to cover the cost of the skin graft.

Prince is a two-year-old boy from Kenya. He is an only child and lives with his parents. As he does not yet attend school, he spends most of...

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Prince's Timeline

  • April 5, 2017
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • April 12, 2017
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Prince's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • May 26, 2017
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Prince 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 25, 2017
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Prince's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • August 31, 2017
    FULLY FUNDED

    Prince's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 7 donors

Funded by 7 donors

Treatment
Debridement & Skin Graft
  • Cost Breakdown
  • Diagnosis
  • Procedure
On average, it costs $1,129 for Prince'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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