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Success! Jack from Kenya raised $1,231 to fund hip surgery.

Jack
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$1,231
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$0
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Fully funded
Jack's treatment was fully funded on February 1, 2018.

Photo of Jack post-operation

February 13, 2018

Jack underwent hip surgery.

The surgery was a success. Jack won’t have pain anymore and will be able to sit up comfortably and eat or play.

Jack’s mother says, “It will be easier to feed Jack, and when we need him to see or watch something or interact with a few friends, he will not have too much pain and will not struggle a lot.”

The surgery was a success. Jack won’t have pain anymore and will be able to sit up comfortably and eat or play. Jack's mother says, "It w...

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November 30, 2017

Jack is eight years old and lives in Kenya with his family. Jack is the youngest in a family of six children. His mother is a housewife, while his father is a farmer.

Jack is a quadriplegic cerebral palsy patient. He cannot walk, stand, or even feed himself. Unfortunately, he recently injured his hip.

“Jack started to complain of hip pain two months ago,” says his mother. “We thought it wasn’t that serious until he started crying and we ended up spending many sleepless nights as a result of his hip.”

Jack and his family visited our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, where an x-ray was conducted. The x-ray indicated that Jack has a hip dislocation.

If not treated, the hip will swell and the muscle will weaken. He is at risk of a nerve injury or a permanent shortening of the muscle. He may also continue experiencing pain. Thankfully, his corrective surgery is scheduled for December 7. Now, his family needs help raising $1,231.

“We are pleading for financial help because currently we have nothing, the rest of the children are in school and much is needed from us. We will appreciate your help,” say his parents.

Jack is eight years old and lives in Kenya with his family. Jack is the youngest in a family of six children. His mother is a housewife, whi...

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Jack's Timeline

  • November 30, 2017
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • December 4, 2017
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Jack's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • January 8, 2018
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Jack 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.

  • February 1, 2018
    FULLY FUNDED

    Jack's treatment was fully funded.

  • February 13, 2018
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Jack's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 15 donors

Funded by 15 donors

Treatment
Open/Closed Hip Reduction
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $1,231 for Jack's treatment
Hospital Fees
$136
Medical Staff
$313
Medication
$291
Supplies
$427
Labs
$37
Radiology
$27

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Meet another patient you can support

100% of your donation funds life-changing surgery.

Ray

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