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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.

  • 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 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 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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