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Justine from Kenya raised $1,006 to fund treatment for tendon contractures.

Justine
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  • $1,006 raised, $0 to go
$1,006
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Justine's treatment was fully funded on January 8, 2018.

Photo of Justine post-operation

October 5, 2017

Justine underwent treatment for tendon contractures.

Justine’s right knee contracture release was successful. When he fully recovers Justin will undergo contracture release on his left knee.

Justine’s guardian, Salome, says, “I am happy that Justin underwent a successful surgery after the long wait. We hope that Justin will be able to walk upright hence making his movement easy.”

Justine’s right knee contracture release was successful. When he fully recovers Justin will undergo contracture release on his left knee. ...

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July 27, 2017

Justine is a happy nine-year-old boy. He was born in a small village located in Kenya’s Rift Valley. Justine was born with stiff muscles, but has never been to the hospital to seek medication. Because of his condition, he has stiff legs and is not able to walk as his peers do. He lives with a 70-year-old grandmother who took him in after his parents left Kenya. Because of his condition, Justine has never been to school.

A few weeks ago, a church outreach group noticed Justine and decided to bring him to the hospital for treatment. He has been diagnosed with bilateral congenital knee tendon contractures, which means the tendons at his knees do not extend fully. A surgeon plans to perform two surgeries to correct Justine’s tendon contracture.

Watsi is requesting $1,006 to help fund Justine’s treatment, scheduled for August 9.

Justine is a happy nine-year-old boy. He was born in a small village located in Kenya's Rift Valley. Justine was born with stiff muscles, bu...

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Justine's Timeline

  • July 27, 2017
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Justine was submitted by Robert Kariuki, Process Coordinator at African Mission Healthcare.

  • August 28, 2017
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Justine's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • September 14, 2017
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Justine received treatment at AIC Kapsowar 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.

  • October 5, 2017
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    We received an update on Justine. Read the update.

  • January 8, 2018
    FULLY FUNDED

    Justine's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 4 donors

Funded by 4 donors

Treatment
Contracture Release With Skin Graft
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $1,006 for Justine's treatment
Hospital Fees
$782
Medical Staff
$0
Medication
$91
Supplies
$120
Labs
$13

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