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Vincent from Kenya raised $799 to fund burn repair surgery.

Vincent
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  • $799 raised, $0 to go
$799
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Vincent's treatment was fully funded on April 10, 2018.
June 17, 2018

Vincent did not receive treatment as expected.

Vincent did not turn up for surgery as planned, and his parents have not been available on the phone. If they do come in for surgery, he will be re-eligible for Watsi funding.

Vincent did not turn up for surgery as planned, and his parents have not been available on the phone. If they do come in for surgery, he wil...

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February 21, 2018

Vincent is a child from Kenya. He is the second born in his family. Vincent’s mother is a housewife, while his father is a farmer.

When he was one, Vincent’s mother left him in the house unsupervised. He crawled and accidentally fell into a fire and burnt his right hand. His mother rushed him to a nearby dispensary, where he received first aid. However, he then developed a burn contracture. Vincent cannot grip anything as a result of the contracture in his right hand.

Fortunately, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is helping Vincent receive treatment. On March 12, surgeons at their care center will perform a burn contracture release surgery to help Vincent regain use of his right hand to be able to grab, write, and help with chores as he grows up. Now, his family needs help to fund this $799 procedure.

“I will be happy to see my son scribbling something on a paper after a surgery. Thanks Watsi for the help. God bless you,” Vincent’s mother says.

Vincent is a child from Kenya. He is the second born in his family. Vincent's mother is a housewife, while his father is a farmer. When ...

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Vincent's Timeline

  • February 21, 2018
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Vincent was submitted by Joan Kadagaya, Curative Medical Support Program-Partner Representative at African Mission Healthcare, our medical partner in Kenya.

  • February 21, 2018
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Vincent's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • March 12, 2018
    TREATMENT SCHEDULED

    Vincent was scheduled to receive treatment at AIC Cure International Hospital. 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 17, 2018
    FUNDING ENDED

    Vincent is no longer raising funds.

  • June 17, 2018
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Vincent's treatment did not happen. Read the update.

Funded by 18 donors

Funded by 18 donors

Treatment
Single Contracture Release with or without Skin Graft
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $799 for Vincent's treatment
Hospital Fees
$209
Medical Staff
$157
Medication
$163
Supplies
$233
Labs
$37

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Meet another patient you can support

100% of your donation funds life-changing surgery.

Immanuel

Immanuel is a 2-year-old child from Kenya and the last born in a family of four. His parents are both casual laborers who earn an average of $3 per day. His mother washes clothes while his father works in construction sites where they earn a daily wage. Immanuel’s parent’s income is inconsistent since they depend on the availability of work. In mid-June this year, Immanuel was playing in the kitchen as his mother prepared supper for the family. He dipped his left hand into a boiling pot of potatoes when his mother stepped out to fetch more firewood for the broth. He let out a loud scream which made his mother rush back to the kitchen only to find him burnt and in pain. Immanuel suffered burns on his chest and left arm. He is not healing well and he is prone to infection. Fortunately, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is helping Immanuel receive treatment. On September 21st, surgeons will perform a debridement and skin graft procedure. This treatment will help clean his wounds and cover them with skin so as to reduce the risk of infection and improve his healing. Now, Immanuel needs help to fund this $1,185 procedure. Immanuel's mother shared, “For over two months now we have tried to source help for my baby to get this needed treatment. Unfortunately, we have been unsuccessful. The wounds are refusing to heal and his elbow has become immobile and stiff. This might affect him now and in the future, if something is not done soon.”

25% funded

25%funded
$303raised
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