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Success! John from Kenya raised $1,500 bone transport surgery.

John
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  • $1,500 raised, $0 to go
$1,500
raised
$0
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Fully funded
John's treatment was fully funded on December 1, 2020.

Photo of John post-operation

October 17, 2020

John had mobility-restoring bone transport surgery.

John could not hide his joy after the surgery. John’s hope of walking and working had dwindled before the surgery, but after undergoing a successful 2nd stage bone transport of his left femur, he is optimistic that he will be able to walk again. Upon discharge home, he was doing well and only needs to nurse and dress the wound.

John shared, “I have no words to express my gratitude. This fracture had rendered me immobile and unable to work. But now, I know I will get back to normal again. I thank you for the medical and financial support you offered. God bless you abundantly.”

John could not hide his joy after the surgery. John's hope of walking and working had dwindled before the surgery, but after undergoing a su...

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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.

  • August 14, 2020
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    John received treatment at AIC Kijabe 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.

  • August 26, 2020
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    John's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • October 17, 2020
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    John's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • December 1, 2020
    FULLY FUNDED

    John's treatment was fully funded.

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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Ar

Ar is a 28-year-old man who lives with his wife, three sons, and two daughters in a refugee camp. Originally from Burma, his family fled to Thailand 20 years ago due to civil war. His children attend school, except for his youngest daughter, who is not yet old enough. His wife is a homemaker and Ar works as a day laborer when work is available. Ar's family shared that, in addition to his day laborer pay, they receive a monthly cash card from The Border Consortium to purchase food in the refugee camp. Overall, the family's total monthly income is just enough to cover their basic needs. On September 2nd, Ar climbed a tamarind tree to pick tamarinds fruit. When the branch he was standing on suddenly broke, he fell and landed on his right arm and experienced pain in his back. He visited the camp hospital that day, and the medic initially determined that his arm was not broken. Due to recent positive COVID-19 cases in the refugee camp, Ar could not be immediately referred to the local hospital for further testing and was kept for observation at the camp hospital. When the pain in Ar's back and arm did not subside the next day, the medic referred Ar to the local hospital. After receiving a negative COVID-19 test, Ar was finally able to visit the hospital on September 6th, where he received an X-ray for his arm and a blood test for a second COVID-19 test. The X-ray revealed that his upper right arm is broken. With the help of our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund (BCMF), Ar will undergo surgery on September 8th to reset his fractured bones and ensure proper healing. The procedure will enable Ar to continue working in the future. BCMF is requesting $1,500 to fund this procedure. Ar shared, "I am scared to receive surgery. But I was told that I will not be able to work using my right arm if I do not receive surgery, so I gave my consent to the doctor. I hope that I will be able to work again after I receive treatment."

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