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John is a father from Kenya who needs $1,500 bone transport surgery.

John
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  • $1,215 raised, $285 to go
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August 14, 2020

John is a 46-year-old disabled father of three who needs to undergo a second-stage bone transport surgery.

John shared his story with us: In early December 2015, he was attacked by an unknown assailant who robbed him and dragged him along the road causing a serious femur fracture on his left leg. Unconscious, he was rushed to Kenyatta National Hospital where he was admitted and underwent surgery receiving an implant. This marked the beginning of a series of surgeries associated with his fracture and he was later referred to Watsi’s Medical Partner Care Center Kijabe Hospital for treatment and management of his condition. Although he has applied for funding through the national insurance scheme, it was not approved due to his previous treatments and he now needs financial support for a bone transport surgery.

Previously, John was a matatu driver but quit after a serious accident. He lives in a single room house that a local church offered because of his condition and his children are currently living with his sister. John is ambulating on crutches and if not treated, he might be at risk of not being able to walk freely again.

John said, “With my disability, I am unable to cater for my family and live normally. If I get the required treatment, I will be able to raise my 3 kids and live normally again.”

John is a 46-year-old disabled father of three who needs to undergo a second-stage bone transport surgery. John shared his story with us:...

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John's Timeline

  • August 14, 2020
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • August 14, 2020
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    John 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.

  • August 26, 2020
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    John's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • October 17, 2020
    AWAITING UPDATE

    Awaiting John's treatment update from African Mission Healthcare.

  • TODAY
    AWAITING FUNDING

    John is currently raising funds for his treatment.

Treatment
Bone Transport
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $2,215 for John'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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