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Success! Obed from Kenya raised $1,006 to fund burn repair surgery.

Obed
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  • $1,006 raised, $0 to go
$1,006
raised
$0
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Fully funded
Obed's treatment was fully funded on October 2, 2019.

Photo of Obed post-operation

September 16, 2019

Obed underwent burn repair surgery.

Three-year-old Obed sustained burn contractures on his right hand one year ago, underwent a successful contracture release with full thickness skin graft on 13th August 2019. He had a stable post-operative with plaster on his hand and on arm sling. Seven days after his surgery, his wound was exposed with his graft intact and fingers unfolded. Obed has been discharged and he will be on follow up for clinic after two weeks.

“We wanted him to be like other children. We have been thinking as a family on how we can help him but we couldn’t help because of financial strains at home. We are grateful that you came to our village for medical outreach and took care of Obed’s surgery. I am eagerly waiting to see him join kindergarten next year now that his fingers have been reconstructed” said her grandmother.

Three-year-old Obed sustained burn contractures on his right hand one year ago, underwent a successful contracture release with full thickne...

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July 30, 2019

Obed is a child from Kenya. Two years ago, Obed accidentally dipped his hand into hot water while crawling. Obed cannot hold anything with his right hand because his fingers are folded.

Fortunately, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is helping Obed receive treatment. On August 5, surgeons at their care center will perform a burn contracture release surgery. Now, he needs help to fund this $1,006 procedure.

His grandmother says, “Obed is joining school next year. He will need his right fingers so that he can be able to hold a pen. I wish that he can be treated this year so that he can join kindergarten with his age mates.”

Obed is a child from Kenya. Two years ago, Obed accidentally dipped his hand into hot water while crawling. Obed cannot hold anything with h...

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Obed's Timeline

  • July 30, 2019
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Obed was submitted by Joan Kadagaya, Curative Medical Support Program-Partner Representative at African Mission Healthcare Foundation, our medical partner in Kenya.

  • August 04, 2019
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Obed's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • August 13, 2019
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Obed received treatment at AIC Kapsowar 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.

  • September 16, 2019
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Obed's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • October 02, 2019
    FULLY FUNDED

    Obed's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 26 donors

Funded by 26 donors

Treatment
Contracture Release With Skin Graft
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $1,006 for Obed's treatment
Hospital Fees
$782
Medical Staff
$0
Medication
$91
Supplies
$120
Labs
$13

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Meet another patient you can support

100% of your donation funds life-changing surgery.

Chit

Chit is a 30-year-old man who lives with his wife, daughter, son and father-in-law in Noh Poe Village, Myawaddy Township, Karen State, Burma. Chit’s daughter and son go to school. Chit, together with his wife and father-in-law work as farmers on land they rent. Chit’s family does not have regular income, but they sell durian and betel nut that they grow in their garden. Seven years ago, Chit started to experience pain in his lower left abdomen. He also had difficulty passing urine so he went to Myawaddy Hospital for help. He received an ultrasound and an x-ray before the doctor informed him that he has a urinary tract infection (UTI) and a kidney stone. He was treated for the UTI but he did not received treatment for the kidney stone. He was given a follow-up appointment for every month, to receive medication for the abdominal pain. He continued to return for his appointments until late-2018, but when he did not feel better he followed his neighbour’s suggestion and sought help at Mae Tao Clinic (MTC) in Thailand on 20 February 2019. When Chit arrived at MTC, he received an ultrasound as well as a urine and blood test. After the tests, the medic informed him that he has a kidney stone and he was prescribed some medication. On 29 February, MTC referred him to Mae Sot Hospital (MSH) for further investigation. At MSH, he underwent an intravenous pyelogram (IVP) and was asked to return to MSH for his follow-up appointments and he returned several times. Eventually, he was told that the kidney stone had moved into his urethra and that he would need to undergo laser treatment to break up the stone. Currently, Chit still experiences pain in his lower left abdomen and sometimes he has difficulty passing urine. He worries that his condition will get worse if he does not get treatment. Sometimes his urine has blood in it, especially when he drinks less water and he has difficulty passing urine. Sometimes, he feels like the pain of his abdominal is worse and he is not able to walk or work. He is unable to sleep, and he feels more comfortable when he lies down and rests. In his free time, Chit loves to forage for vegetables in the forest.

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