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Success! Elkana from Kenya raised $1,145 to fund fracture repair surgery so he can walk again and return to providing for his family.

Elkana
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Elkana's treatment was fully funded on December 31, 2022.

Photo of Elkana post-operation

January 9, 2023

Elkana underwent fracture repair surgery so he can walk again and return to providing for his family.

Elkana underwent treatment for his broken left femur and it went successfully.

Elkana got out of bed the day after surgery and was able to ambulate with weight bearing crutches. He was really happy and was looking forward to a full recovery so that he can get back to his normal duties.

Elkana says,”I did not know that I would get up and walk again, but God is really faithful. Thank you for your great help.”

Elkana underwent treatment for his broken left femur and it went successfully. Elkana got out of bed the day after surgery and was able t...

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July 18, 2022

Elkana is a cheerful and friendly man from Kenya. He is the fourth born in a family of seven. He attended school up until class seven but had to end his studies due to financial constraints. He now works as a farmer and has a small piece of land on which he plants maize and potatoes, primarily to feed him and his family. To earn money, he works as a casual laborer, working on people’s farms, as well as doing work such as clearing bushes and carrying loads. Until now, his wife has worked alongside him, but she has stopped working because she is currently pregnant.

On July 16th, Elkana was brought to our medical partner’s care center after being involved in a road traffic accident involving a lorry, or large truck, and a tractor. This accident left many people injured, including Elkana. He experienced a fracture of his left femur and is now experiencing pain. He is also unable to walk or stand. Without treatment, he will not be able to return to work and provide for his family.

Fortunately, surgeons at our medical partner can help. On July 19th, Elkana will undergo a fracture repair procedure, called an open reduction and internal fixation. After surgery, he will be able to use his leg again, return to work, and continue providing for his family. Now, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $1,145 to fund this procedure.

Elkana shares, ”My family depends on me for their daily needs, so it is really difficult for them. Kindly help me so that I may lead a normal life once again.”

Elkana is a cheerful and friendly man from Kenya. He is the fourth born in a family of seven. He attended school up until class seven but ha...

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Elkana's Timeline

  • July 18, 2022
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Elkana was submitted by Beatrice Njoroge, Curative Medical Support Program Coordinator at African Mission Healthcare.

  • July 19, 2022
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Elkana 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.

  • July 19, 2022
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Elkana's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • December 31, 2022
    FULLY FUNDED

    Elkana's treatment was fully funded.

  • January 9, 2023
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Elkana's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 26 donors

Funded by 26 donors

Treatment
ORIF Non Hip (Complex)
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $1,145 for Elkana's treatment
Hospital Fees
$521
Medical Staff
$3
Medication
$56
Supplies
$359
Labs
$40
Radiology
$12
Other
$154

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Peter is a 5th grade student from Kenya. He is an only child being raised by his single mother, who works as a hotel waitress earning about $70 per month. The family also has a small tea plantation in their ancestral home, but are unable to raise the funds needed for Peter's surgery. Peter has been diagnosed with hydrocephalus, a condition in which excess cerebrospinal fluid accumulates in the brain and increases intracranial pressure. As a result of his condition, Peter has been experiencing difficulty in holding things and walking. The condition has affected his appearance, with a change in the color of his eyes. Over time, he has developed urine and stool incontinence. His worried mom decided to seek treatment from several hospitals. Doctors determined that Peter needs a special surgery that will relieve pressure from the skull. Without treatment, Peter will experience severe physical and developmental delays. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $720 to cover the cost of surgery for Peter. The procedure is scheduled to take place on January 11th, and will drain the excess fluid from Peter's brain. This will reduce intracranial pressure and greatly improve his quality of life. With proper treatment, Peter will hopefully develop into a strong, healthy young boy. Peter’s mother says, “Peter has been sickly and has been missing school for almost a year now. This condition is affecting his school life. He needs this treatment to recover and go back to school.”

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