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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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Meet another patient you can support

100% of your donation funds life-changing surgery.

Rin

Rin is a 47-year-old farmer. Rin and his wife have three children, one son, two daughters, and one grandchild. His daughters are married, his son still lives at home and is a cook at a local restaurant. In 2019, Rin was hit by a car while on his motorcycle and fractured his right tibia and fibula. He was treated for his fracture at a local hospital, with external fixation of the bones to repair his fracture. A year later, the external fixation was removed, he had a fever and active infection, and his bones did not heal properly. On the advice of his neighbor, he visited Children's Surgical Centre in June and was given antibiotics for a month to clear up the infection prior to any surgery. He was not able to return until December due to the coronavirus lockdown and provincial restrictions for travel. He's unable to put weight on his leg and must use crutches. He feels unwell most of the time and has swelling and pain. His leg has not healed properly - it is bowed and the bone is freely moveable. Right now he cannot work on his farm or make money to feed his family. Fortunately, surgeons at our medical partner, Children's Surgical Centre, can help. On December 14th, Rin will undergo a fracture repair procedure, which will cost $465. Proper correction and alignment of his bones will help him return to full function and to farming to support his family. "I hope after surgery my leg will finally heal, and I will be able to walk again. I want to work on my farm to feed my family and make sure my grandchild will go to school."

33% funded

33%funded
$156raised
$309to go