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Success! Elimlim from Kenya raised $1,500 to fund mobility restoring leg surgery.

Elimlim
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  • $1,500 raised, $0 to go
$1,500
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Elimlim's treatment was fully funded on December 2, 2020.

Photo of Elimlim post-operation

January 8, 2021

Elimlim to fund mobility restoring leg surgery.

Elimlim’s doctors confirmed that his tibia bone transport surgery went on as scheduled and they expect he will not need future surgeries for a full recovery. He will, however, need to continue to come back for for clinic reviews and follow up so that they can ensure he heals. Elimlim’s confident that he’ll be able to walk again well without crutches and be able to get back to his normal life upon recovery.

Elimlim shared with us, “The bullet almost destroyed my life. I had to abandon school for a while and have been in and out of hospitals for a long time. Thank you for this surgery and for giving me another chance to get back to my normal life again.”

Elimlim's doctors confirmed that his tibia bone transport surgery went on as scheduled and they expect he will not need future surgeries for...

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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 26, 2020
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Elimlim's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • September 3, 2020
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Elimlim received 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.

  • December 2, 2020
    FULLY FUNDED

    Elimlim's treatment was fully funded.

  • January 8, 2021
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Elimlim's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 26 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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