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Bernard is a bodaboda driver from Kenya who needs $1,451 to fund fracture repair from a road accident.

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March 25, 2020

Bernard is a bodaboda (motorcycle) operator from Kenya. Bernard and his brother were riding home on the night of March 21st when they were involved in a head-on collision with a lorry truck near his home. He sustained several fractures of his ribs and femur. He also sustained facial abrasions and they were rushed to Watsi’s partner medical facility. His brother was admitted in the ICU in critical condition. Bernard requires tractions and an ORIF fracture repair in the coming days. Without the right treatment, he risks complications and being unable to move.

Bernard is a father of two. He operates a motorcycle taxi commonly referred to as bodaboda to make a living. His wife is not employed and takes up casual labour like washing people’s clothes to complement her husband’s income. The family is financially strained and with two brothers in the hospital, the burden gets heavier. Bernard’s mother appeals for financial assistance.

Fortunately, surgeons at our medical partner can help. On March 30th, Bernard will undergo a fracture repair procedure, called an open reduction and internal fixation. The surgery will allow Bernard walk easily again. Now, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $1,451 to fund this procedure.

Bernard says, “Please help me be treated so I can continue providing for my family.”

Bernard is a bodaboda (motorcycle) operator from Kenya. Bernard and his brother were riding home on the night of March 21st when they were i...

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Bernard's Timeline

  • March 25, 2020
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Bernard was submitted by Robert Kariuki, Process Coordinator at African Mission Healthcare, our medical partner in Kenya.

  • March 26, 2020
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Bernard's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • March 30, 2020
    TREATMENT SCHEDULED

    Bernard was scheduled to receive 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.

  • TODAY
    AWAITING FUNDING

    Bernard is currently raising funds for his treatment.

  • TBD
    AWAITING UPDATE

    Awaiting Bernard's treatment update from African Mission Healthcare.

Treatment
ORIF Non Hip - Complex
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $1,451 for Bernard's treatment
Hospital Fees
$1,287
Medical Staff
$0
Medication
$73
Supplies
$0
Labs
$64
Other
$27

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