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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.

  • March 6, 2019
    TREATMENT SCHEDULED

    Simon 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.

  • March 7, 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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Naw Hser

Naw Hser is a 47-year-old woman who lives with her older brother, her two daughters, two son-in-laws, two grandsons and one granddaughter in a refugee camp in Tak Province, Thailand. Everyone in Naw Hser’s family is currently unemployed since the outbreak of COVID-19 in late March 2020, when their refugee camp was placed under lockdown. Making things harder, the price of food has increased so the monthly 2,050 baht (approx. 68 USD) support they receive on a cash card is not enough to purchase necessities. By the end of each month, they have to purchase food from the shop on credit, which they try to pay back at the end of the month. They also grow vegetables in their neighbour’s garden, sharing the food they grow with them. This has made funding for medical care for their family very limited right now. In early 2019, Naw Hser started to become very tired when she walked short distances. She also experiences back and lower abdominal pain almost every day. This has impacted her appetite and she has lost weight over the past year. She shared that she cannot sleep at night because of the pain and because of the stress she feels about her condition. She is worried it is not treatable and her family feels sad seeing her in pain. Naw Hser has been diagnosed with uterine myoma. She has been advised by her doctor to undergo a total abdominal hysterectomy, the surgical removal of her uterus and cervix. If left untreated, Naw Hser's symptoms will continue to worsen and put her at risk for further health complications in the future. Fortunately, Naw Hser is scheduled to undergo her hysterectomy on January 25th. Our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund, is requesting $1,500 to cover the total cost of her procedure and care. Once recovered, she will no longer experience pain and she will be able to get back to more of her normal life. Once Naw Hser recovers, she is looking forward to being able to live happily with her family as she wishes. Naw Hser said, “I want to live happily with my children and look after my grandchildren. Now, my daughters do not want me to cook or wash clothes for my grandchildren anymore. They want me to rest because of my condition. They really feel sad when they see me in pain and sometimes, I also cannot control my tears when I see them cry. I really want to have surgery to recover.”

43% funded

43%funded
$650raised
$850to go

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