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Success! Kasimi from Kenya raised $1,500 to fund spinal surgery.

Kasimi
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  • $1,500 raised, $0 to go
$1,500
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$0
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Fully funded
Kasimi's treatment was fully funded on July 16, 2018.

Photo of Kasimi post-operation

July 5, 2018

Kasimi underwent spinal surgery.

He can now move his neck and walk easily. Kasimi is scheduled to come for a clinical review to assess his recovery progress.

Kasimi says, “Thank you for the support. I am able to walk with ease and will soon be able to support my family again.”

He can now move his neck and walk easily. Kasimi is scheduled to come for a clinical review to assess his recovery progress. Kasimi says,...

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June 4, 2018

Kasimi is a man from Kenya. He works on a plantation and is a father of five children. His wife also works as a laborer.

Recently, Kasimi sustained a spinal injury. Without treatment, it could result in total paralysis. Currently, he is wearing a brace for support.

Fortunately, Kasimi is scheduled to undergo a spinal fusion surgery at our medical partner’s care center on June 5. He needs help raising $1,500 to fund the treatment.

Kasimi says, “I wish to be treated and resume my fatherly duties.”

Kasimi is a man from Kenya. He works on a plantation and is a father of five children. His wife also works as a laborer. Recently, Kasim...

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Kasimi's Timeline

  • June 4, 2018
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • June 5, 2018
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Kasimi 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.

  • June 28, 2018
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Kasimi's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • July 5, 2018
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Kasimi's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • July 16, 2018
    FULLY FUNDED

    Kasimi's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 26 donors

Treatment
Spinal Fusion
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $3,090 for Kasimi's treatment
Subsidies fund $1,590 and Watsi raises the remaining $1,500
Hospital Fees
$2,476
Medical Staff
$0
Medication
$107
Supplies
$0
Labs
$112
Other
$395

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Ryan

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