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James from Kenya raised $1,224 to fund mobility-restoring knee surgery.

James
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  • $1,224 raised, $0 to go
$1,224
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
James's treatment was fully funded on January 1, 2021.

Photo of James post-operation

January 19, 2021

James underwent mobility-restoring knee surgery.

James had a successful knee surgery to treat his chronic lateral patella dislocation and severe valgus deformity. He stayed at the hospital for two days after surgery so the nurses and physiotherapy team could help support his mobility and increase his strength. He received another cast change to make sure his knee was healing well and the medical team noted his good condition.

We are so saddened to share however that James later developed unrelated abdominal complications and has since passed away. Our thoughts are with his family as they mourn his loss.

James had a successful knee surgery to treat his chronic lateral patella dislocation and severe valgus deformity. He stayed at the hospital ...

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November 30, 2020

16-year-old James is an active boy, he likes looking after his father’s cattle, digging, and playing football in his free time. He is the fourth born in a family of six children. His father has two wives and they live in a traditional grass-thatched mud house in West Pokot County in Kenya. James’s father is a farmer while his mother is a housewife.

At the age of four, while playing football, James fell and sustained a patella dislocation - a knee injury in which the knee cap slips out of its normal position. The condition has greatly affected his mobility to the point that he is not able to walk because of pain. He now limps as he walks, a situation which has affected his education.

Fortunately, James is scheduled to undergo an open reduction surgery (with possible DFO) to return his knee’s position and realign his bones so he can walk without any difficulty in the future. Their family cannot afford the treatment’s bill and have requested for help meeting the cost of $1,224.

“I desire to walk normally like my friends and so that I can continue helping my parents at home,” James told us.

16-year-old James is an active boy, he likes looking after his father’s cattle, digging, and playing football in his free time. He is the fo...

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James's Timeline

  • November 30, 2020
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • December 1, 2020
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    James received 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.

  • December 1, 2020
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    James's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • January 1, 2021
    FULLY FUNDED

    James's treatment was fully funded.

  • January 19, 2021
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    We received an update on James. Read the update.

Funded by 28 donors

Funded by 28 donors

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

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