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Success! James from Kenya raised $1,500 to fund mobility-restoring hip surgery.

James
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Fully funded
James's treatment was fully funded on March 3, 2021.

Photo of James post-operation

March 9, 2021

James underwent mobility-restoring hip surgery.

James underwent a right hip surgery, which he needed as his condition had threatened his mobility and could have resulted in an inability to walk. After the surgery, he is now able to walk using crutches. After he fully heals from surgery, the medical team shared that James should be able to walk comfortably without the crutches. He was relatively well upon discharge, only experiencing slight pain in his leg. The surgeons do not anticipate that James will need any additional surgeries, but the orthopedic physician will continue to closely monitor Jame’s surgical healing to ensure that no infections develop.

James’ grandmother told us, “Thank you for the help. James’ leg was getting worse and I could not afford to get him medical intervention. I know he will able to walk well and join his peers in school soon.”

James underwent a right hip surgery, which he needed as his condition had threatened his mobility and could have resulted in an inability to...

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January 6, 2021

James is a very playful and jovial boy. He loves to play with his friends and, his grandmother shared, they would play with anything because toys are hard to come by.

One day James and his friends found a calabash and chose to play with it. While they were playing, one of them took the calabash and threw it to James. The calabash hit James at his right hip and he fell down. He struggled to stand up and immediately started limping and crying out of pain. He was rushed home to his grandmother where she took him to a nearby facility. James was given some pain medication and then sent home. His grandmother shared that a few days down the line his situation was not getting any better and he could not walk.

James’s grandmother sourced some funds and brought him to Kijabe Hospital for examination. Upon review, the doctor requested scans to develop a treatment plan, but due to lack of money to pay for the scan, his grandmother decided to go back home and look for money. While at home, it was took her a long time to raise the required amount for the scans. One day their church pastor visited to check on how they are adapting to life after the death of James’s mother. During the visit, he noticed that James was barely moving. He was concerned and asked his grandmother what was wrong. James’s grandmother explained what happened and the current situation they are in. The pastor brought James back to Kijabe Hospital for the scans. When the doctor reviewed the scans, they immediately admitted James as an emergency case and a surgery was done helping to save his leg.

During a regular clinic follow-up yesterday, his doctor noticed that the wound was oozing and was concerned about an infection. An x-ray was done and showed that his leg again needs emergency surgery to treat his condition.

James is the youngest of four children. His father separated with his mother, and left James and his siblings to his mother. A few years later, James’s mother died and his grandmother has taken full responsibility of the four children. To earn a living, his grandmother does laundry and ploughs farms for their neighbors. She does not have another source of income. James’s first surgery was supported by Friends of Kijabe Hospital, but his grandmother is appealing for financial help for the surgery that is now needed for James.

James’ grandmother shared, “At home after the first surgery, I was very happy to see James slowly trying to play with his friends again. Those were happy moments that I never thought James would experience again. I am requesting for financial help to put back a smile on his face.”

James is a very playful and jovial boy. He loves to play with his friends and, his grandmother shared, they would play with anything because...

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James's Timeline

  • January 6, 2021
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    James was submitted by Joan Kadagaya, Curative Medical Support Program-Partner Representative at African Mission Healthcare.

  • January 7, 2021
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    James received 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.

  • January 8, 2021
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    James's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • March 3, 2021
    FULLY FUNDED

    James's treatment was fully funded.

  • March 9, 2021
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    James's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Treatment
Sequestrectomy
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $1,614 for James's treatment
Subsidies fund $114 and Watsi raises the remaining $1,500
Hospital Fees
$1,123
Medical Staff
$67
Medication
$61
Supplies
$233
Labs
$23
Radiology
$30
Other
$77

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Benjamin

Benjamin is a father of a four-year-old child who works as a motorbike (boda-boda) driver, earning about $3.70USD per day. His income is also inconsistent and depends on the availability of customers. He is the sole breadwinner for his family. Unfortunately, he has no active medical insurance coverage and has had to rely on relatives and friends to settle hospital bills. Benjamin is full of smiles but finds it difficult to sit up while sharing his story. He opts to talk while lying flat on his back. Benjamin is currently immobile, unable to sit and walk, as a result of a road traffic accident from the beginning of the month. When the 25-year-old hitched a ride on his friend's water truck, the vehicle lost control and he was thrown out the window. He immediately experienced severe back pain and lost consciousness. The accident left Benjamin with multiple fractures and wounds that will require several fracture repair and spine surgeries in order for him to sit, walk, and be able to continue with his normal routine roles again. After stays at various hospitals and numerous referrals, Benjamin arrived at our medical partner's care center, Kijabe Hospital, for care on July 17th. One of the obstacles to treatment he had faced at other hospitals was a long waiting list that meant a delay in much-needed care, but fortunately Kijabe is able to offer his needed care more urgently. At Kijabe Hospital, the doctors recommended a spinal fusion procedure for him to help regain his mobility. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare (AMH), is requesting $1,500 for Benjamin's critical surgery, scheduled to take place on July 26th. Benjamin shares, “I just sleep on my back and cannot even sit or walk. I cannot work and fend for my family. I need this surgery to get back to my Boda-boda job and raise my family."

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