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Victor from Kenya raised $1,014 to fund fracture surgery.

Victor
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Fully funded
Victor's treatment was fully funded on May 18, 2021.

Photo of Victor post-operation

June 1, 2021

Victor underwent fracture surgery.

After sustaining a severe fracture on his left lower limb, Victor finally underwent a successful surgery immediately after he was done with his school’s primary certificate examinations. He now continues to come back for surgical review and dressing changes as his wounds heal. Victor may need an implant after three months for proper healing of his fractured bone, so the medical team is continuing to monitor his healing.

Without this support for surgery, Victors’ family could not afford to pay any hospital fees and they are very grateful for this opportunity.  Victor said, “I am excited that I am going home after getting treatment. Thank you Watsi for your kindness and for giving me hope again.” Victor is looking forward to a fast recovery and to be able to walk again so that he can start his secondary education.

After sustaining a severe fracture on his left lower limb, Victor finally underwent a successful surgery immediately after he was done with ...

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March 25, 2021

Victor is a student and the oldest of six in his family who live together in a grass thatched house. His parents are farmers in the village, and they grow maize and beans for their family’s upkeep. Victor was born with a complete absence of fingers on his left hand, which has forced him to learn how to do all tasks with his right hand including cooking and laundry.

On March 11th, 2021, eighteen-year-old Victor was injured in a motorcycle road traffic accident. He was a passenger when the motorcycle slid on mud and fell. He sustained an injury on his lower leg, and his leg was placed in a cast shortly after the accident. A few weeks later, his condition worsened and his wounds started having signs of infection. His parents brought him to the hospital, where doctors conducted an X-ray which revealed a left tibia-fibula fracture. Victor is in pain and unable to walk.

Fortunately, surgeons at our medical partner can help. On March 25th, Victor will undergo a fracture repair procedure, called an open reduction and internal fixation. After healing, Victor will be able to walk again and engage in his normal activities. Now, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare, is requesting $1,014 to fund this procedure and his family has been able to contribute $100.

Victor is a diligent student, and he scheduled his surgery to begin after he sits for his final exams. He says, “I would have wished to undergo the surgery as soon as possible but I am sitting for my exams this coming week. My prayer is that I won’t be in so much pain so that I can sit for my exams comfortably.” Victor’s mother is appealing to anyone reading his son’s story to help her raise money for a successful surgery.

Victor is a student and the oldest of six in his family who live together in a grass thatched house. His parents are farmers in the village,...

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Victor's Timeline

  • March 25, 2021
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • March 25, 2021
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Victor 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.

  • March 26, 2021
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Victor's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • May 18, 2021
    FULLY FUNDED

    Victor's treatment was fully funded.

  • June 1, 2021
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    We received an update on Victor. Read the update.

Funded by 25 donors

Funded by 25 donors

Treatment
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  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $1,014 for Victor's treatment
Hospital Fees
$261
Medical Staff
$358
Medication
$52
Supplies
$231
Labs
$13
Radiology
$50
Other
$49

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Ni

Ni lives with her mother & four siblings in Yangon, Burma. Her two younger sisters work in a clothing factory, while her mother and one brother are homemakers. Her other brother works as a driver assistant. Ni works in a factory that produces alcohol and in her free time, she enjoys watching television with her family. She also enjoys teaching English to their neighbor's children on the weekends. In July 2019, Ni started to experience chest pain and difficulty breathing. She went to a hospital in Yangon and was told she might have a problem with her kidney. When she did not feel any better after taking medication for a month, she went to another hospital in Yangon. She received multiple diagnostic tests and was told that her kidney is healthy but she has a heart condition. After receiving an echocardiogram, she was diagnosed with atrial septal defect (ASD). The doctor told her she would need heart surgery, but Ni told the doctor she could not afford to pay for it. Ni received medication and went back home. Unfortunately, she was unable to go back to the hospital for follow up because the hospital closed after the country's military coup. Due to the deteriorating security condition in their area, Ni’s family decided to go back to their village near Mandalay. Around her village, she could not find a pharmacy that sold her medication. When her family finally traveled back to Yangon she was feeling better and decided not to purchase more of the special medication she needed. Then in January, Ni felt like she could not breathe well, and experienced chest pain and rapid breathing again. She went to a hospital, where the doctor referred her to Pun Hlaing Hospital. After she undergoing more diagnostic tests, the doctor told her she would need to receive surgery costing 9,000,000 kyats (approx. $9,000 USD). When she told the doctor she could not afford to pay for it, the doctor gave her the phone number of a nurse who may be able to help. When Ni called the nurse, the nurse told her about our medical partner Burma Children Medical Fund (BCMF) who is now helping Ni access treatment. On March 13th she will undergo cardiac surgery to close the Atrial Septal Defect. Currently, Ni has chest pain and difficulty breathing. Sometimes, she has rapid breathing at night. She cannot sleep well because she is always worried about her condition. Ni shared, "I am very scared to receive surgery but if I do not receive this treatment, I will not live a long life. I am so happy to receive treatment and I would like to say thank you so much to all the donors."

81% funded

81%funded
$1,218raised
$282to go

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