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Success! Samuel from Kenya raised $1,049 to fund fracture repair surgery.

Samuel
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  • $1,049 raised, $0 to go
$1,049
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Samuel's treatment was fully funded on December 19, 2021.

Photo of Samuel post-operation

December 23, 2021

Samuel underwent fracture repair surgery.

Samuel had successful treatment. He had an easy recovery and was discharged back home feeling much better and hopeful for the road ahead.

With this surgery, Samuel will soon be able to walk well and be able to go back to his mechanic job. Now, he’s relieved that he’ll become independent instead of depending on his mother.

Samuel stayed in one room with two older patients at the hospital. Over the stay, they had very constructive conversations, which made Samuel change his attitude to life, as he said, “I appreciate the sponsors for this assistance to have my leg treated. I also had a chance to change my life for the better by sharing life experiences with these older men. When I go home and recover, I will work very hard, start my own family, and even be able to support my mother.”

Samuel had successful treatment. He had an easy recovery and was discharged back home feeling much better and hopeful for the road ahead. ...

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October 26, 2021

Samuel is a hardworking laborer getting jobs whenever he can to earn a living. He’s a 37-year-old single man who hails from Kawaida Village in Kenya. His parents separated many years back, and his mother has brought their family up single-handedly. He shared that their family has lived a very difficult life making it hard for them to acquire an education. Samuel lives with his mother in a single rented house. He does mechanic jobs when available while his mother sells fruits at the roadside near their home.

On the evening of September 8th 2021, as Samuel was going home, he was hit by a motorbike. He sustained an open fracture of his left tibia. He was taken to Kiambu County Hospital where the wound was treated and later the doctor advised them to have a fracture surgery. His mother could not afford the cost and took him home. Last week, our medical partner’s Community Health Worker heard about Samuel and brought him to the hospital for possible support. He has pain, difficulty walking, and has been fully depending on his mother.

Fortunately, surgeons at our medical partner can help. On October 28th, Samuel will undergo a fracture repair procedure, called an open reduction and internal fixation (ORIF). The surgery will rid him of the pain, bring healing, and eventually, Samuel will be able to walk easily again. Now, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $1,049 to fund this procedure.

Samuel says, “It is now almost 2 months, I have had pain and difficulties going anywhere and I have to fully depend on my mother. I am also worried that my leg could be amputated if I don’t get treated in time. I plead for help so that I can be independent and go back to work and support my mother.”

Samuel is a hardworking laborer getting jobs whenever he can to earn a living. He's a 37-year-old single man who hails from Kawaida Village ...

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Samuel's Timeline

  • October 26, 2021
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Samuel was submitted by Edward Mugane, Impact Assessment Coordinator at African Mission Healthcare.

  • October 28, 2021
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Samuel received treatment at Nazareth 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.

  • October 29, 2021
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Samuel's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • December 19, 2021
    FULLY FUNDED

    Samuel's treatment was fully funded.

  • December 23, 2021
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Samuel's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 26 donors

Funded by 26 donors

Treatment
Nazareth - ORIF
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $1,049 for Samuel's treatment
Hospital Fees
$459
Medical Staff
$0
Medication
$26
Supplies
$379
Labs
$104
Radiology
$31
Other
$50

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