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Patrick from Kenya raised $1,099 to fund hand surgery.

Patrick
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  • $1,099 raised, $0 to go
$1,099
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Patrick's treatment was fully funded on May 20, 2020.
May 26, 2020

Patrick underwent hand surgery with other support.

Our Medical Partner just shared an update with us about Patrick. The surgeon re-examined Patrick and changed his treatment plan from an open reduction to a closed reduction. Along with this change, the hospital was able to find support from other well-wishers to support his costs and have asked that Watsi support is allocated to other patients in need of surgery.

Our Medical Partner just shared an update with us about Patrick. The surgeon re-examined Patrick and changed his treatment plan from an open...

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May 12, 2020

Patrick is a casual worker from Kenya. He is married and they have four children. Patrick’s wife is not employed, she is a housewife, and Patrick is a casual worker searching for jobs at construction sites.

On Saturday May 9th, as he was working, Patrick slipped and fell from the 1st floor of a building they were constructing. He sustained a closed fracture-dislocation on his left hand. He is not able to use his hand and is in pain.

Fortunately, surgeons at our medical partner can help. On May 14th, Patrick will undergo a fracture repair procedure, called an open reduction and internal fixation. This procedure will help him work and use his hand freely with no pain. Now, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $1,099 to fund this procedure.

“I and my family are unable to meet the cost of this important treatment, yet I am the breadwinner, my family is depending on me. I will be very grateful if Watsi can help me,” said Patrick.

Patrick is a casual worker from Kenya. He is married and they have four children. Patrick’s wife is not employed, she is a housewife, and Pa...

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Patrick's Timeline

  • May 12, 2020
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • May 14, 2020
    TREATMENT SCHEDULED

    Patrick was scheduled to receive treatment at Nazareth 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.

  • May 14, 2020
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Patrick's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • May 26, 2020
    FUNDING ENDED

    Patrick is no longer raising funds.

  • May 26, 2020
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Patrick's treatment did not happen. Read the update.

Funded by 14 donors

Funded by 14 donors

Treatment
Nazareth - ORIF
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $1,099 for Patrick's treatment
Hospital Fees
$559
Medical Staff
$0
Medication
$26
Supplies
$379
Labs
$104
Radiology
$31

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Rachel

Rachel is a tailor from Kenya. She is a middle-aged woman from the east of the country. Eight years ago, she noted a lump on her right breast and consulted several hospitals. She had FNA tests run and cancer was ruled out. In 2014, she had a lumpectomy but unfortunately, the lump recurred in 2018. She was biopsied in a different hospital and still did not get a cancer diagnosis. Late in 2019, she opted to come to Watsi's Medical Partner Care Center Kijabe Hospital where she had several tests done, including an ultrasound and CT scan. Doctors diagnosed early-stage cancer. Rachel returned to the hospital in April and surgery is advised. If not operated on, she is at risk of cancer metastasis, which might result in an early death. Rachel is a mother of two children, ages 10 and 8 years old. She lives in a two-roomed rental house paying $34 per month. She sustains her family through her small tailoring venture in their house. Living with a disability, where she had a right femur osteomyelitis in 1982, she is not able to move with ease, and this limits her ability to earn a better living and lifestyle. She separated with her husband, making it hard for her to meet the daily cost of living. She left her two children with a neighbor to come for surgery and appeals for financial help. Without treatment, her cancer may spread to other organs. A mastectomy, a surgery to remove breast tissue, has been suggested to rid her body of breast cancer and to prevent the cancer from metastasizing. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $898 to cover the cost of a mastectomy for Rachel. The procedure is scheduled to take place on May 6th. After treatment, Rachel will hopefully return to a cancer-free life. Rachel says, “Thank you for agreeing to support my surgery. I am grateful and look forward to quick recovery.”

61% funded

61%funded
$552raised
$346to go

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