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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 03, 2020
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Eustace's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • November 05, 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 01, 2020
    FULLY FUNDED

    Eustace's treatment was fully funded.

  • December 09, 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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$830raised
$670to go

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