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Josephine from Kenya raised $1,049 to fund fracture surgery so she can walk again.

Josephine
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  • $1,049 raised, $0 to go
$1,049
raised
$0
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Fully funded
Josephine's treatment was fully funded on April 26, 2021.
April 29, 2021

Josephine did not yet undergo fracture repair surgery.

Our medical partner has shared an update that Josephine did not have surgery as planned. She was admitted prior to her surgery for other health concerns related to her kidney function. It became more important to focus on dialysis and further examination at a leading national hospital in Kenya. When she is healthy enough for surgery we hope to support her at that time.

Our medical partner has shared an update that Josephine did not have surgery as planned. She was admitted prior to her surgery for other hea...

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April 13, 2021

Josephine is a widow and mother who has three children, now grown up themselves and who work as casual laborers. Recently, Josephine’s daughter brought her to our medical partner and explained that her mother has difficulties in communicating and hearing. She could not explain how she slipped or fell, but has severe leg pain, including feeling like it has detached, and she had not been able to walk for over a week. An X-ray showed she has a closed fracture of the left femur. Additionally, on checking her blood level, she had hemoglobin (Hb) of 7mg/dl, which is a sign of anemia.

Fortunately, surgeons at our medical partner can help. The surgeon first advised admission for treatment to correct the anemia. Next, on April 15th, an open reduction and internal fixation (ORIF) procedure has been scheduled to repair her fracture. This procedure will help Josephine be able to walk again and resume her normal activities. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare, is requesting $1,049 to fund this procedure. If not treated, Josephine will not be able to use her left leg and the fracture may have malunion or heal with permanent deformity.

Josephine was mostly quiet as her daughter shared her story, but she added, “Please help me and God will bless you.”

Josephine is a widow and mother who has three children, now grown up themselves and who work as casual laborers. Recently, Josephine's daugh...

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Josephine's Timeline

  • April 13, 2021
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Josephine was submitted by Beatrice Njoroge, Curative Medical Support Program Coordinator at African Mission Healthcare, our medical partner in Kenya.

  • April 15, 2021
    TREATMENT SCHEDULED

    Josephine was scheduled to receive 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.

  • April 15, 2021
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Josephine's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • April 29, 2021
    FUNDING ENDED

    Josephine is no longer raising funds.

  • April 29, 2021
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Josephine's treatment did not happen. Read the update.

Funded by 27 donors

Funded by 27 donors

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

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89%funded
$972raised
$116to go

Meet another patient you can support

100% of your donation funds life-changing surgery.

Jackson

Jackson is a nine-year-old boy from Tanzania. He is the fourth born child in a family of six children. Jackson is a hard-working boy both at home and school. He is currently in class three and his best subjects are Mathematics and Swahili. Due to his health condition, Jack is having a hard time walking and it continues to become more difficult as time goes on. When he is not at school, he helps to look after his father's cattle. Jackson's parents are livestock keepers who make a very humble income. When Jackson was two years old, he fell off his bed. As he fell, his right leg went into the fireplace, which is usually next to the bed to keep the hut warm. At the time, his parents couldn't take him to the hospital due to financial challenges and treated the burn wound using traditional herbal medication. His wound took a long time to heal. Over the years, the skin around his right foot has contracted and pulls his toes upward, which makes putting shoes on very challenging for Jackson. His parents have to buy big, soft shoes so that he can go to school wearing shoes. Jackson often complains of pain after a long day of walking. Most of the times when he is home, he doesn’t like wearing shoes due to the pain and discomfort. Through a mission organization, Jackson was referred to Plaster House at Arusha Lutheran Medical Centre to seek treatment help. Doctors recommend that Jackson undergo an amputation of two toes on his right foot in order to remove the pain and difficulty that he feels when walking and wearing shoes. Jackson's parents cannot afford the treatment cost thus they are asking for help. Jackson will be receiving assistance from our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare. He is scheduled to undergo surgery on April 23rd. African Mission Healthcare is requesting $1,088 to cover the total cost of his procedure and care. Once recovered, he will be free of pain and will soon be able to walk comfortably again. Jackson shared, "I would like to be able to wear shoes and walk without feeling pain. I will be happy if am able to have this treatment."

89% funded

89%funded
$972raised
$116to go