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Success! Dinah from Kenya raised $968 to fund tibia fracture repair.

Dinah
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$968
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$0
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Fully funded
Dinah's treatment was fully funded on May 18, 2020.

Photo of Dinah post-operation

May 28, 2020

Dinah underwent tibia fracture repair.

Dinah was admitted to the hospital with a distal tibia fracture and underwent successful intramedullary nailing for her right lower limb. Dinah is doing great, she recovered well from surgery, and she is looking forward to joining meeting again with children and spending time with them to tell stories.

Dinah is recovering well after surgery, but she has had difficulty to learn how to ambulate with crutches. Dinah will continue having weekly clinic appointments at the hospital to check her progress until she is recovered fully.

Dinah shared with gratitude, “I am getting back on my feet. Thank you for supporting my surgery. It feels good to be discharged home from hospital.”

Dinah was admitted to the hospital with a distal tibia fracture and underwent successful intramedullary nailing for her right lower limb. Di...

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April 26, 2020

Dinah is an elderly lady from Kenya and a lively grandmother who loves telling stories to young children in her native Kalenjin language.

On April 23rd, Dinah was going to her farm to fetch vegetables for her dinner when she fell on muddy ground and sustained an injury on her right leg. Dinah was taken to Kapsowar Hospital by her neighbors because she lives alone. On arrival, she had an x-ray confirming a closed right tibia fracture. Due to her critical condition, a splint was placed on her right leg then she was admitted because she was in pain, had a swollen limb, and was unable to neither walk nor stand. She was told that she will need ORIF surgery to fix her fracture to ascertain a healthy functional future.

Dinah is a farmer; she plants millet and sorghum in her small farm for her own consumption. Dinah’s husband died 15 years ago after suffering throat cancer. She is a mother of 5 children and 13 grandchildren. All her children dropped out of school due to their low socioeconomic status and are now doing casual jobs in small towns across the region. Dinah lives in a single grass-thatched house on her own and depends on her children for other basic needs. Dinah is a strong woman in faith, a good storyteller, and many children love visiting her to spend time with her. During these difficult times, her children are unable to raise money to pay for her surgery because they are also struggling to feed their children. They are requesting anyone reading this story to help them raise money so that their mother can undergo surgery.

Fortunately, surgeons at our medical partner can help. On April 27th, Dinah will undergo a fracture repair procedure, called an open reduction and internal fixation. The surgery will fix the fracture, allowing her to recover and walk with ease. Chances of further complications will be greatly reduced. Now, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $968 to fund this procedure.

Dinah says, “I miss telling stories to my grandchildren. I am looking forward to making my first step towards recovery, I am confident that my surgery will be a success.”

Dinah is an elderly lady from Kenya and a lively grandmother who loves telling stories to young children in her native Kalenjin language. ...

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Dinah's Timeline

  • April 26, 2020
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Dinah was submitted by Robert Kariuki, Process Coordinator at African Mission Healthcare, our medical partner in Kenya.

  • April 27, 2020
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Dinah received treatment at AIC Kapsowar 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.

  • April 27, 2020
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Dinah's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • May 18, 2020
    FULLY FUNDED

    Dinah's treatment was fully funded.

  • May 28, 2020
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Dinah's treatment was successful. Read the update.

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Treatment
ORIF Non Hip (Complex)
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $968 for Dinah's treatment
Hospital Fees
$248
Medical Staff
$359
Medication
$52
Supplies
$283
Labs
$13
Radiology
$13

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Kyaw is a 37-year-old man who lives with his wife in a village in Tak Province, Thailand. He has two daughters that they support and who live with their maternal aunt in Burma. His wife is an agricultural day laborer while Kyaw has been a homemaker for the past two years. Unfortunately, his wife has been unable to find work for the past two months, due to COVID-19 restrictions. Even when she was working, the income she earned was not enough to cover their basic necessities and sometimes they would have to purchase items from the shop on credit. In 2013, Kyawa was injured in a car accident that took his brother's life. His doctors implanted a steel rod to repair his fractured left leg. He was told that he would need to have the steel removed in three to six years. Recently, Kyaw started experiencing pain in his left leg again. He traveled to Mae Sot Hospital to have the steel removed so that his leg could finish healing properly. Our medical parter, Burma Children Medical Fund, is requesting $1,500 to cover the cost of his surgery. A surgery that will alleviate his pain and enable him to walk again. Now, we are asking for your help in funding Kyaw's life-changing treatment. Kyaw shared, “I am very upset about my leg. I want to work like other people but because of my condition no one will offer me a job. I'm also worried about my wife and daughters' future. As a father I want to fulfill their needs which I can’t at present. Instead I rely on my wife's income. If the surgery doesn't help to improve my condition, I'm worried that my leg will be amputated. My wife is also worried that my condition will worsen, but she urges me to be strong and accept our fate.”

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$1,243raised
$257to go

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