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Success! Eustace from Kenya raised $1,500 to fund a bone transport procedure to fix his right tibia fracture.

Eustace
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Fully funded
Eustace's treatment was fully funded on December 1, 2020.

Photo of Eustace post-operation

December 9, 2020

Eustace underwent a bone transport procedure to fix his right tibia fracture.

Eustase underwent a bone transport, which doctors hope will be the last procedure to enable his bones to heal normally and gain strength to walk again. He should be able to work once his leg heals and be able to go back to his normal motorbike taxi business. He will need to to visit the clinic for a checkup soon so that doctors can ensure he is healing fully.

Eustase told us, “Thank you for the surgery and the help. This will, hopefully, help me gain strength to get back to my motorbike hustle and feed my family.”

Eustase underwent a bone transport, which doctors hope will be the last procedure to enable his bones to heal normally and gain strength to ...

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October 29, 2020

Eustase is a 40-year-old man from Kenya. He is married and has three children aged 16, 10, and 5 years of age. All of his children are currently in school.

Eustase was involved in a tragic road accident while on a boda-boda (motocycle taxi) drive. Rushing to pick up a client, Eustase was sandwiched between a lorry and a matatu (public service van) on a highway a few kilometres from his home town. The driver was trying to pass Eustase when the lorry hit him. He sustained serious injuries that rendered him unconscious. Well-wishers rushed him to a nearby hospital for first aid and review and later to Watsi’s Medical Partner Care Center Kijabe Hospital. After several tests and an x-ray, he was diagnosed with a right tibia fracture. Doctors recommended a series of surgeries by both orthopaedic and plastic surgery teams.

So far, Eustase has gone through three surgeries. Unless he undergoes the complete series of surgeries scheduled, he is at risk of not being able to walk or work. Eustase has already undergone right femur IM nailing and tibia ex-fix; debridement of his wounds and skin grafting; and 1st stage bone transport surgeries in an attempt to normalize his life. Currently, he is able to walk with crutches, and has been under close review by the plastic and orthopaedic teams. Next, Eustase is scheduled to undergo a second stage bone transport to enable his bones to heal normally and allow him to gain strength to walk.

However, these procedures are very costly for Eustase and his family. He runs a boda-boda business to make a living and feed his family, but his daily wage is low and he does not have enough to pay for the surgeries. Their family depends on this sole source of income for survival. He has not been able to work since his motorbike was destroyed during the accident. Eustase has been relying on his national health insurance medical coverage, but has depleted his funding allocation and is therefore unable to get additional help. His friends and relatives have helped supplement his rising medical costs. Eustase requests for assistance to meet the cost of his planned surgery.

Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $1,500 to fund Eustase’s surgery. Once completed, this procedure will hopefully allow him to regain his ability to walk and significantly improve his quality of life.

Eustace shared, “This procedure will help me be able to get back to normal and even walk again. My family depends on me, and with this fracture, I am not able to work or even take care of them.“

Eustase is a 40-year-old man from Kenya. He is married and has three children aged 16, 10, and 5 years of age. All of his children are curre...

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Eustace's Timeline

  • October 29, 2020
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Eustace was submitted by Robert Kariuki, Process Coordinator at African Mission Healthcare, our medical partner in Kenya.

  • November 3, 2020
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Eustace's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • November 5, 2020
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Eustace received treatment at AIC Kijabe 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.

  • December 1, 2020
    FULLY FUNDED

    Eustace's treatment was fully funded.

  • December 9, 2020
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Eustace's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Treatment
Bone Transport
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $2,215 for Eustace's treatment
Subsidies fund $715 and Watsi raises the remaining $1,500
Hospital Fees
$1,993
Medical Staff
$0
Medication
$46
Supplies
$0
Labs
$53
Other
$123

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Phanith

Phanith is a 31-year-old photography assistant from Cambodia. He currently lives with his father and his three siblings, and he is the second child in his family. His mother passed away ten years ago. Phanith has been unable to work since his injury. On November 3rd, 2020, Phanith was in a motor vehicle accident that caused injury and paralysis of his right arm. He was taken to a provincial hospital, then transferred due to the seriousness of his injuries. Phanith was released after a month but is still unable to move his right shoulder or lift his arm. He has been diagnosed with a brachial plexus injury on his right side. The brachial plexus is a nerve network that transmits signals from the spine to the shoulder, arm, and hand. Injuries to this nerve network can result in loss of function and sensation. As a result, Phanith is unable to lift his hand or flex his elbow, and has no movement in his fingers. Although his arm has no movement, he has paresthesia (burning or prickly sensations) of the hand and forearm, which are often quite painful. Phanith traveled to our medical partner's care center to receive treatment. On March 4th, he will undergo a brachial plexus repair surgery. After recovery, he will be able to use this hand again and be physically able to find work. Our medical partner, Children's Surgical Centre, is requesting $696 to fund this procedure. Phanith shared, "I hope after surgery, my right shoulder will return to full function as soon as possible."

72% funded

72%funded
$502raised
$194to go

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