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Gideon from Kenya raised $763 to fund an arm fracture repair.

Gideon
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$763
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Fully funded
Gideon's treatment was fully funded on December 2, 2020.

Photo of Gideon post-operation

May 27, 2020

Gideon underwent an arm fracture repair.

Gideon underwent successful surgery on his arm. He had severe pain post surgery, but this was managed by pain meds and we are happy to share he experienced a rapid recovery.

Gideon is currently resting at home and he can afford a big smile on his face. With the follow-up visits, Gideon will be able to use his right hand and have more time for the activities he loves most.

Gideon’s mother says, “I am happy that my son had the opportunity to receive treatment because we are poor. He can now enjoy playing again and look after his grandmother’s goats.”

Gideon underwent successful surgery on his arm. He had severe pain post surgery, but this was managed by pain meds and we are happy to share...

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March 19, 2020

Gideon is 6-year-old playful boy. Five days ago, Gideon came to the hospital with a complaint of pain in his right hand, which looked like an obvious fracture due to the deformed and swollen appearance of his arm. He was unable to lift his hand. Gideon sustained the fracture while he was playing with his friends in school.

Accompanied by his mother, they walked over 16 miles to get to our hospital to see a doctor and get treated. After the doctor’s assessment, Gideon was admitted for skin traction to limit movement and reduce his pain and swelling. Now he has been scheduled for Open Reduction and External Fixation (OREF) surgery on Friday, March 20th.

Gideon is the second born in a family of three children. He was born and raised in a small village called Kipkaner where most of the inhabitants work on farms or perform other low-income jobs. His parents did not attend school, so they don’t speak Swahili nor English. The family lives in a small mud hut with grass as a roof.

His family gets sustenance from their small farm and consists mostly of millet, sorghum and seasonal fruits like mangos. Gideon likes to spend his days looking after her grandmother’s goats. He feels that his grandmother will find it hard to take care of her goats when he is sick.

Gideon is in severe pain. He has a hard time sleeping. The family is requesting for financial support for their child to undergo surgery.

Gideon’s father says, “I want my son to get back to his normal life. It is paining to see him lay in bed without help.”

Gideon is 6-year-old playful boy. Five days ago, Gideon came to the hospital with a complaint of pain in his right hand, which looked like a...

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Gideon's Timeline

  • March 19, 2020
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Gideon was submitted by Joan Kadagaya, Curative Medical Support Program-Partner Representative at African Mission Healthcare.

  • March 20, 2020
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Gideon received treatment at AIC Kapsowar 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.

  • March 20, 2020
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Gideon's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • May 27, 2020
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    We received an update on Gideon. Read the update.

  • December 2, 2020
    FULLY FUNDED

    Gideon's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 15 donors

Funded by 15 donors

Treatment
Open Reduction and External Fixation (OREF)
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $763 for Gideon's treatment
Hospital Fees
$203
Medical Staff
$253
Medication
$52
Supplies
$229
Labs
$13
Radiology
$13

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100% of your donation funds life-changing surgery.

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