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Simon from Kenya raised $1,500 to fund orthopedic surgery.

Simon
100%
  • $1,500 raised, $0 to go
$1,500
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Simon's treatment was fully funded on March 15, 2019.
March 18, 2019

Simon did not receive treatment as expected.

Unfortunately, when he arrived for surgery, he had a bone infection. He is being treated and will be rescheduled for surgery.

Unfortunately, when he arrived for surgery, he had a bone infection. He is being treated and will be rescheduled for surgery....

March 5, 2019

Simon is a man from Kenya. He is a father of two children. He operates a small business.

In September 2018, Simon was in a road accident. Since then, he has undergone four surgeries to treat injuries to his tibia bone. Now, he needs to undergo a bone transport to treat a bone infection. If not treated, Simon will be at risk of further complications, including a total bone infection that might result into amputation.

Fortunately, his surgery is scheduled for March 6. Now, he needs help raising $1,500 to fund this procedure.

Simon says, “I hope that soon I will continue providing for my family.”

Simon is a man from Kenya. He is a father of two children. He operates a small business. In September 2018, Simon was in a road accident....

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Simon's Timeline

  • March 5, 2019
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Simon was submitted by Joan Kadagaya, Curative Medical Support Program-Partner Representative at African Mission Healthcare, our medical partner in Kenya.

  • March 06, 2019
    TREATMENT SCHEDULED

    Simon 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.

  • March 07, 2019
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Simon's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • March 18, 2019
    FUNDING ENDED

    Simon is no longer raising funds.

  • March 18, 2019
    TREATMENT UPDATE

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

Funded by 20 donors

Funded by 20 donors

Treatment
Bone Transport
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $2,109 for Simon's treatment
Subsidies fund $609 and Watsi raises the remaining $1,500
Hospital Fees
$1,993
Medical Staff
$0
Medication
$46
Supplies
$0
Labs
$53
Other
$17

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Colar is a 53-year-old woman who lives with her husband in Karen State in Burma. She has two sons who are students across the border in Mae Sot, Thailand. Both Colar and her husband are subsistence farmers but are no longer able to work on the farm due to their poor health. Their limited income comes from breeding and selling pigs and goats. In June 2018, Colar began to suffer from significant lower abdominal and back pain, constipation, headaches, frequent urination, blood in her urine and nausea. Her neighbor advised her to treat the pain with traditional medicine, initially believing this was caused by the fruit she was eating in the forest. However, after a week of severe pain, Colar lost consciousness and her neighbor called her brother who works as a medic at Mae Tao Clinic (MTC). Her brother advised them to bring Colar to MTC for treatment. At MTC, Colar underwent a blood test, urine test and ultrasound afterwards, the doctor at MTC diagnosed her with a renal stone in her left kidney and advised her she would need surgery. Colar still suffers from constant pain and discomfort, she is very worried about the upcoming surgery, her health, and how she is going to support her husband and two sons who are still students. Colar said the constant worry for her health and her husband's is causing them significant anxiety and depression. When she feels well enough, she likes to forage in the forest for fruits and vegetables and tend to her garden. When Colar recovers from surgery and her health improves, she hopes to grow enough fruit and vegetables to feed her family and to sell.

94% funded

94%funded
$1,419raised
$81to go

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