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Elimlim is a 20-year-old from Kenya who needs $1,500 to fun mobility restoring leg surgery.

Elimlim
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  • $1,267 raised, $233 to go
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June 24, 2020

Elimlim is the oldest in a family of three children. He and his siblings depend on their mother because their father passed away in 2019. They live together in a single traditional Masai house made of mud, sticks, and grass. He is currently a full-time student and his healthcare would normally be covered by his university, but due to COVID-19 he is no longer receiving those benefits.

In 2017, Elilim was hit by a stray bullet during a school shooting. Since then, he has undergone a series of surgeries to repair his fractured leg. Now, Elimlim has to undergo another bone transport surgery in order for him to walk again. Fortunately, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare, can help. They are requesting $1,500 to help fund the cost of his surgery and care. We need your help to cover the cost of his treatment. This life-changing surgery will significantly improve Elimlim’s quality of life.

“I will be happy to get well so that my whole family does not have to take care of me anymore,” shared Elimlim.

Elimlim is the oldest in a family of three children. He and his siblings depend on their mother because their father passed away in 2019. Th...

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Elimlim's Timeline

  • June 24, 2020
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • June 25, 2020
    TREATMENT SCHEDULED

    Elimlim 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.

  • June 26, 2020
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Elimlim's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • TODAY
    AWAITING FUNDING

    Elimlim is currently raising funds for his treatment.

  • TBD
    AWAITING UPDATE

    Awaiting Elimlim's treatment update from African Mission Healthcare.

Funded by 25 donors

Funded by 25 donors

Treatment
Bone Transport
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $2,320 for Elimlim's treatment
Subsidies fund $820 and Watsi raises the remaining $1,500
Hospital Fees
$2,204
Medical Staff
$0
Medication
$46
Supplies
$0
Labs
$53
Other
$17

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