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Success! Chiwaya from Kenya raised $1,165 to fund orthopedic surgery.

Chiwaya
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  • $1,165 raised, $0 to go
$1,165
raised
$0
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Fully funded
Chiwaya's treatment was fully funded on December 31, 2018.

Photo of Chiwaya post-operation

November 20, 2018

Chiwaya underwent orthopedic surgery.

The surgery was successful and he is now recovering well in the ward. Once he heals, Chiwaya will be able to walk, play with his friends, and proceed with his studies.

He says, “Once I heal, I will be able to play football and run like my friends. Thanks, and God bless Watsi.”

The surgery was successful and he is now recovering well in the ward. Once he heals, Chiwaya will be able to walk, play with his friends, an...

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October 24, 2018

Chiwaya is a 12-year-old boy from Kenya. His favorite hobby is reading.

“I love reading poetry” he says.

Chiwaya has a condition called bilateral genu varus, which means his legs bow outwards. As he grows, this is affecting his ability to walk.

Chiwaya needs to undergo surgery, which will help realign his bones and improve his walking. Surgery is scheduled for November 11 and will cost $1,165.

“I would like to walk…I would also like to play football and run…Any help meant to improve my condition is appreciated,” says Chiwaya.

Chiwaya is a 12-year-old boy from Kenya. His favorite hobby is reading. “I love reading poetry” he says. Chiwaya has a condition call...

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Chiwaya's Timeline

  • October 24, 2018
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Chiwaya was submitted by Joan Kadagaya, Curative Medical Support Program-Partner Representative at African Mission Healthcare.

  • October 26, 2018
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Chiwaya's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • November 12, 2018
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Chiwaya received treatment at AIC Cure International 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.

  • November 20, 2018
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Chiwaya's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • December 31, 2018
    FULLY FUNDED

    Chiwaya's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 24 donors

Funded by 24 donors

Treatment
Angular Deformity Correction
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $1,165 for Chiwaya's treatment
Hospital Fees
$242
Medical Staff
$313
Medication
$179
Supplies
$347
Labs
$37
Radiology
$47

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Zaw

Zaw lives with his mother, two sisters, two nephews, and two nieces in Mon State in Burma. His mother is retired, and his youngest niece and nephew go to school. His niece works as a betel nut cutter with his two sisters, while his nephew works as a day laborer. Zaw cannot work right now due to the pain in his foot. In his free time, he enjoys praying to Buddha and watching movies, which also helps him feel better. Around the end of September, Zaw developed pain in his left foot. A few weeks later, three of his toes turned black. Eventually, all of his toes, and his forefoot turned black too. When he went to Mawlamyine Christian Leprosy Hospital (MCLH) a couple weeks ago, he was diagnosed with gangrene and was admitted to the hospital straight away. At first the doctor tried to treat him with oral medication, injections and physiotherapy exercises to increase the blood supply in his left foot. When this did not work, Zaw was told that the best option is to amputate his foot. Unable to pay for surgery, the doctor referred him to our partner Burma Children Medical Fund for assistance accessing further treatment. Currently, Zaw is in a lot of pain. His left forefoot is black and swollen. As the pain is worse at night, he cannot sleep properly. He also has difficulty sleeping because he is worried about his foot and their financial situation. "Once I have recovered from surgery and I have received a prosthetic foot, I want to support my family and become a taxi driver," he said. "Thank you so much to the donors for supporting me. Every day I pray for them."

93% funded

93%funded
$1,399raised
$101to go
Clement

Clement is a small-scale farmer from Kenya. He was born and raised in a small village called Bugar where most of the people living in the area are farmers or find other casual jobs. He is married and has six children: two girls, and four boys. He did not attend school and communicates only in his mother tongue, called Keiyo. His family lives in a small mud house with a thatched roof and grows their food from their small farm, which mostly consists of maize and beans. Last week, Clement sustained a severe injury on his right leg after he was involved in a road traffic accident while going to the market. He was a passenger on a motorcycle that lost control and fell into a ditch leaving him and the rider with severe injuries. They were rushed to a nearby hospital where they received first aid and were later referred to our medical partner's care center for treatment. An X-ray revealed an open right tibia fibula fracture. Quickly Clement was rushed to the operating theatre for surgical debridement of wounds and casting. He was admitted to the hospital and is awaiting fracture surgery. He is unable to walk and is in great pain. Clement likes spending his days on his farm and as the breadwinner of the family, he's now feeling distressed because he can’t provide for them due to his condition. He is worried about the obstacles his family would face if his leg is not treated, having also been diagnosed with arthritis. The family doesn’t have funds to pay for his surgery and he's appealing for support. Fortunately, surgeons at our medical partner can help. On January 6th, Clement will undergo a fracture repair procedure, called an open reduction and internal fixation. This procedure will reduce his pain and help him walk easily again. After complete recovery, he will be able to resume his work and support his family. Now, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $1,145 to fund his treatment to help him heal. Clement says, “I want to be pain-free and healthy. I hope to be happy again and have a good life. My family needs me the most.”

73% funded

73%funded
$841raised
$304to go

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