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Success! Cleophas from Kenya raised $1,145 to fund surgery to repair a fractured leg.

Cleophas
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Fully funded
Cleophas's treatment was fully funded on December 28, 2022.

Photo of Cleophas post-operation

January 15, 2023

Cleophas underwent surgery to repair a fractured leg so he can walk, study, and work again.

Cleophas, a 23 year old technical college student, grows potatoes to pay his school fees and support his wife and 2-year-old son. While preparing timber to repair the family’s maize store, Cleophas suffered a severe leg fracture from a piece of falling timber. Saving his leg required three surgeries including a skin graft. One surgery was over 10 hours long. After a month-long hospital stay, Cleophas was discharged home on crutches. Remarkably, his doctors expect him to achieve a full recovery.

Cleophas says, “I am very excited that I am going home after getting treatment. I feel better now, and I am looking forward to my full recovery.”

Cleophas, a 23 year old technical college student, grows potatoes to pay his school fees and support his wife and 2-year-old son. While pre...

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November 8, 2022

Cleophas is a 23-year-old farmer and student from a Kenyan family of eleven. He is studying at a technical training institute, and grows potatoes to help him pay his school fees.

His wife is also a student taking an information technology course at the same institute, and they have a 2-year-old son. When schools are in session, they live in a rental house near their school, but during the holiday they stay at home and focus on farming as it is their main source of income.

Cleophas was preparing timber for repair of their maize store, when one of the timbers fell on his leg and injured him. The heavy timber broke his leg, and when he was examined, he had a large wound on his left leg with tendons and proximal tibia exposed. He was rushed to theatre for incision and drainage and his fracture was stabilized with a long leg posterior splint. Now Cleophas is unable to use his swollen and painful leg.

Fortunately, surgeons at our medical partner can help. On November 8th, Cleophas will undergo a fracture repair procedure, called an open reduction and internal fixation. Cleophas will no longer be in pain, he will be able to use his leg and work to provide for family. Now, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $1,145 to fund this medical procedure.

Cleophas says, “I am the sole bread winner in the family. Sometimes I give a helping hand to my parents so that my siblings can study. I feel so sorry for myself now that I cannot use my limb. Please help me so that my family may not suffer.”

Cleophas is a 23-year-old farmer and student from a Kenyan family of eleven. He is studying at a technical training institute, and grows pot...

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Cleophas's Timeline

  • November 8, 2022
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Cleophas was submitted by Beatrice Njoroge, Curative Medical Support Program Coordinator at African Mission Healthcare.

  • November 8, 2022
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Cleophas received treatment at AIC Kapsowar 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.

  • November 10, 2022
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Cleophas's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • December 28, 2022
    FULLY FUNDED

    Cleophas's treatment was fully funded.

  • January 15, 2023
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Cleophas's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 22 donors

Funded by 22 donors

Treatment
ORIF Non Hip (Complex)
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $1,145 for Cleophas's treatment
Hospital Fees
$521
Medical Staff
$3
Medication
$56
Supplies
$359
Labs
$40
Radiology
$12
Other
$154

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