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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
to go
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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Collins

Collins is seventh grade student and is looking forward to finishing his primary school studies. He is the second born in a family of three children. His father is a motorbike taxi driver but was involved in an accident and broke his hand and is now unable to work. Their family now relies on Collins' mother who does laundry work and house chores to earn a living for their family. Collins is a happy and talkative boy. When he was young, his parents noticed his health condition took him to a nearby hospital for treatment. There he was examined but was not able to receive care at that time. His parents were not satisfied and went to another hospital where they recommended surgery. His family has not been able to cover the cost and Collins has not yet been treated. Fortunately, their church pastor heard about Collins’ condition and referred them to our medical partner's care center, BethanyKids Hospital. Collins was diagnosed with cryptorchidism, a condition in which one or both of the testicles remains undescended. If left untreated, Collins has an increased risk of developing hernias, testicular cancer, and fertility problems in the future. Collins will be receiving assistance from our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare (AMH). Fortunately, he is scheduled to undergo corrective surgery on April 12th. AMH is requesting $646 to cover the total cost of his procedure and care. Collins’ mother says, “I used to feel bad about myself previously as I could not afford to cater for my son’s treatment. Now I’m happy with the progress and what God is doing in Collins’ life. We hope for the best with the surgery.”

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$131raised
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