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Joseph from Kenya raised $1,451 to fund fracture repair surgery.

Joseph
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  • $1,451 raised, $0 to go
$1,451
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Joseph's treatment was fully funded on June 15, 2018.
June 17, 2018

Joseph did not receive treatment as expected.

Joseph’s surgery has been postponed to September due to a scheduling conflict. At that time, he will be re-eligible for Watsi funding.

Joseph's surgery has been postponed to September due to a scheduling conflict. At that time, he will be re-eligible for Watsi funding....

April 30, 2018

Joseph is a motorcycle taxi operator from Kenya. He is a father of two children.

In November 2017, Joseph was ferrying a client on his motorcycle when he was involved in a road accident. He fractured his right tibia and had a cast put on the fracture. Since then, he has not managed to get further treatment. He is unable to walk without assistance and is in pain.

Fortunately, surgeons at our medical partner can help. On May 15, Joseph will undergo a fracture repair procedure, called an open reduction and internal fixation. This procedure will help him walk easily again. Now, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $1,451 to fund this procedure.

Joseph says, “My wish is to be able to go back to work and provide for my young family.”

Joseph is a motorcycle taxi operator from Kenya. He is a father of two children. In November 2017, Joseph was ferrying a client on his m...

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Joseph's Timeline

  • April 30, 2018
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • April 30, 2018
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Joseph's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • May 15, 2018
    TREATMENT SCHEDULED

    Joseph was scheduled to receive treatment at AIC Kijabe 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.

  • June 17, 2018
    FUNDING ENDED

    Joseph is no longer raising funds.

  • June 17, 2018
    TREATMENT UPDATE

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

Funded by 33 donors

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

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