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George from Kenya raised $1,500 to fund fracture repairs from a serious fall.

George
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  • $1,500 raised, $0 to go
$1,500
raised
$0
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Fully funded
George's treatment was fully funded on May 20, 2020.
May 28, 2020

George underwent surgery and suffered from complications.

We received an update from our Medical Partner that we wanted to share with you about George. George’s condition and internal injuries were very serious and while his surgery was underway, he became bradycardic (slowed heartbeat) and three minutes later, he suffered a cardiac arrest. The surgical team carried out a long effort of resuscitation but unfortunately he passed away. We are deeply saddened to share this update with you and our hearts go out to his family and all who mourn his loss.

We received an update from our Medical Partner that we wanted to share with you about George. George's condition and internal injuries were ...

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May 15, 2020

George is a 35-year-old truck driver from central Kenya. A week ago, he fell from the second floor of his rented flat while trying to fix an antenna. He fractured his mandible, right humerus and neck of the right femur. He had first aid in a nearby general hospital but beyond that, he was not given any other assistance. His family opted to bring him to Watsi’s Medical Partner Care Center Kijabe Hospital where he had x-ray imaging done and surgery recommended. He is in pain and unable to eat anything but hopes to get well soon.

George is a father of two children, with his last born 4 months old. He used to work as a truck driver but due to the COVID-19 pandemic, has been out of work. His wife is not in any employment making George the sole breadwinner of the family. He does not have any medical insurance yet he would be required to pay a deposit for his surgery. George appeals for financial assistance.

Fortunately, surgeons at our medical partner can help. On May 15th, George will undergo a fracture repair procedure, called an open reduction and internal fixation. The surgery will allow him to walk again easily, reduce the chances of further complications, and be free from pain. Now, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $1,500 to fund this procedure.

George says, “My hope is to be able to walk again and with less pain.”

George is a 35-year-old truck driver from central Kenya. A week ago, he fell from the second floor of his rented flat while trying to fix an...

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George's Timeline

  • May 15, 2020
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • May 15, 2020
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    George 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.

  • May 15, 2020
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    George's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • May 20, 2020
    FULLY FUNDED

    George's treatment was fully funded.

  • May 28, 2020
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    We received an update on George. Read the update.

Funded by 26 donors

Funded by 26 donors

Treatment
ORIF Non Hip - Complex
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $1,598 for George's treatment
Subsidies fund $98 and Watsi raises the remaining $1,500
Hospital Fees
$1,434
Medical Staff
$0
Medication
$73
Supplies
$0
Labs
$64
Other
$27

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Alex

Alex is a social seven-year-old boy and the oldest child in a family of three children. His parents rely on small scale farming for food and other basic needs. Alex has been diagnosed with left varus and right valgus on his legs. When Alex learned to walk, his parents noticed his condition and they thought it would subside as he got older. The larger bone, or tibia, in his left calf is misaligned with the larger bone in his thigh, or femur, while the bone at the knee joint of the right leg is angled out and away from the body's midline. This condition is typically caused by an excessive accumulation of fluoride in the bones, which often stems from contaminated drinking water. As a result, Alex experiences pain and difficulty in walking. He has not yet joined school, mainly because the only school in his family's village is far from home and he cannot walk all the way there due to his condition. When Alex and his parents visited his grandfather, he was deeply concerned by Alex's condition and brought him to the care center of our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare (AMH), for treatment. Alex is scheduled to undergo corrective surgery on September 10th. Treatment will hopefully restore Alex's mobility, allowing him to participate in a variety of activities, and greatly decreasing his risk of future complications. Now, AMH, is requesting $880 to fund Alex's surgery. Alex’s grandfather shared, "I felt really bad seeing how my grandson‘s legs have been deformed. I know his parents are not financially stable and neither am I. I remember the team from your hospital that visited our village to educate us on treatable disability and the possibility of him getting treatment and I am hopeful that he will be well. Please help him."

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$340raised
$540to go

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