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Success! Onesmas from Kenya raised $1,500 to fund a fracture repair so he can use his arm.

Onesmas
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  • $1,500 raised, $0 to go
$1,500
raised
$0
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Fully funded
Onesmas's treatment was fully funded on February 18, 2021.

Photo of Onesmas post-operation

February 22, 2021

Onesmas underwent a fracture repair so he can use his arm.

Onesmas underwent his fracture repair surgery after sustaining a severe fracture in his arm from his fall from the water tank. The plastic surgery team that conducted his treatment hailed the surgery as a success, with everything going according to plan. After surgery, he kept his arm elevated in a sling. Onesmas will visit the clinic for a follow-up appointment to determine if any additional surgeries may be needed.

After his surgery, Onesmas said, “The pain has reduced and I feel much better. I hope I will be able to use my hands again. Thank you.”

Onesmas underwent his fracture repair surgery after sustaining a severe fracture in his arm from his fall from the water tank. The plastic s...

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December 31, 2020

Onesmas is a water tank installer from Kenya. He learned this skill from his father and works hard to make a humble living from this venture.

On December 1st, 2020, Onesmas was on his routine duties installing a water tank in Ruiru Town. He slipped while scaling the water tower and sustained a severe fracture on his arm. Now, he is not able to work and is in a lot of pain. Onesmas is not able to afford the cost of the treatment he needs. He largely depends on the availability of work to make a living, and does not have medical coverage. He stays in a single room costing 35USD a month in the pipeline area. Onesmas appeals for financial help for his cost of care so he can get back to his work.

Fortunately, surgeons at our medical partner can help. On January 19th, Onesmas will undergo a fracture repair procedure, called an open reduction and internal fixation. This procedure will help him work again and provide for his family. Now, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $1,500 to fund this procedure.

Onesmus shared, “I use my hands to earn a living, but now I can’t work. I am in constant pain and doctors say I need more than one surgery. I am not in a position to pay for the procedure. Kindly help me.”

Onesmas is a water tank installer from Kenya. He learned this skill from his father and works hard to make a humble living from this venture...

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Onesmas's Timeline

  • December 31, 2020
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • January 3, 2021
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Onesmas's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • January 28, 2021
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Onesmas 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.

  • February 18, 2021
    FULLY FUNDED

    Onesmas's treatment was fully funded.

  • February 22, 2021
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Onesmas's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 15 donors

Funded by 15 donors

Treatment
ORIF Non Hip - Complex
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $1,526 for Onesmas's treatment
Subsidies fund $26 and Watsi raises the remaining $1,500
Hospital Fees
$1,289
Medical Staff
$0
Medication
$73
Supplies
$0
Labs
$64
Other
$100

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