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Success! Dennis from Kenya raised $840 to fund contracture release surgery so he can use his arm.

Dennis
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$840
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$0
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Fully funded
Dennis's treatment was fully funded on September 13, 2021.

Photo of Dennis post-operation

July 14, 2021

Dennis underwent contracture release surgery so he can use his arm.

Dennis was admitted to the hospital and had a successful surgery the next day! Our medical partner shared that he’s a responsible boy and is very happy about the treatment outcome because it meant he will be able to flex his hand and help his parents with household chores. Dennis will also continue with his education uninterrupted.

“We are grateful to God and to the donors for the kind support and care we have received; may you be continue to blessed abundantly,” Dennis’s mother told us.

Dennis was admitted to the hospital and had a successful surgery the next day! Our medical partner shared that he's a responsible boy and is...

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May 21, 2021

Dennis is a nine-year-old boy and the oldest in a family of four children. His mother shared that she works hard on people’s farms in the villages, and his father is also a farmer.

Dennis fell into a fire that unfortunately burnt half of his right arm. Since the burn, his elbow and wrist have developed a contracture, which has caused him pain. He also cannot extend his arm fully.

Fortunately, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare (AMH), is helping Dennis to receive treatment. On June 1st, surgeons at AMH’s care center will perform a burn contracture release surgery on his right elbow, wrist, and fingers. After surgery, he will be able to use his hand without any limitations. He will also continue his education, use his hand to write, and help out his parents at home. Now, their family needs help to fund this $840 procedure.

Dennis’s mother shared, “my desire is to see Dennis using his hand like other boys. Any kind of help to my son to undergo surgery will be greatly appreciated.”

Dennis is a nine-year-old boy and the oldest in a family of four children. His mother shared that she works hard on people’s farms in the vi...

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Dennis's Timeline

  • May 21, 2021
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Dennis was submitted by Beatrice Njoroge, Curative Medical Support Program Coordinator at African Mission Healthcare.

  • June 1, 2021
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Dennis's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • June 7, 2021
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Dennis received treatment at AIC Cure International 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.

  • July 14, 2021
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Dennis's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • September 13, 2021
    FULLY FUNDED

    Dennis's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 32 donors

Funded by 32 donors

Treatment
Single Contracture Release with or without Skin Graft
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $840 for Dennis's treatment
Hospital Fees
$209
Medical Staff
$157
Medication
$163
Supplies
$234
Labs
$37
Other
$40

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Phyo Ko

Phyo Ko is a 33-year-old man. He lives with his wife, son and daughter in Mae Tao Village in Thailand. Originally from across the border in Burma, he moved to Thailand in search of better job opportunities in 2009. Phyo Ko’s wife is a homemaker and their children are too young to attend school. Phyo Ko works as a construction day labourer and he earns 350 baht (approx. 11.67 USD) per day. However, recently he has not been able to work frequently because of pain in his left thigh. In the beginning of 2021, Phyo Ko and his friend were working at a construction site in Mae Sot. While working, the scaffolding fell onto his left hand and his left thigh. After the accident, his hand and his thigh started to hurt. Once he applied oil made from traditional medicine to his hand and thigh, the pain stopped. One month after the accident, his lower left thigh became swollen and a mass appeared above his knee on the front of his thigh. A doctor at Mae Sot Hospital (MSH) performed a physical examination and told him that there was nothing wrong with his thigh and did not give him any medication. Once he went home, Phyo Ko continued to apply the oil made from traditional medicine on his thigh. However, the mass did not disappear. When his mass started to increase in size a few months later, his wife told him to go back to the hospital. When Phyo Ko went back to the hospital, there were no doctors available to see him in the outpatient department because of an increase of COVID-19 cases in the Mae Sot. He went home and continued to apply oil even though he felt it was not helping him. Over the last few weeks the pain in his thigh worsened and now he can no longer work. Doctors want Phyo Ko to undergo a CT scan, a procedure in which x-ray images taken from several angles are combined to produce cross-sectional images of the body. This scan will hopefully help doctors diagnose his condition and formulate an appropriate treatment plan. Our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund, is requesting $414 to cover the cost of Phyo Ko's CT scan and care, scheduled for April 29th. Phyo Ko said, “I would like to recover quickly because I cannot work since I suffer from this disease. Now, my family has no income and I am worried that I will not be able to support my family anymore.” In his free time, Phyo Ko likes to play with his children. “When I recover, I will work hard to pay back my debt to the neighbours we borrowed the money from. I want to live with my family for a long time and I want to support my family,” he said.

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