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Success! David from Kenya raised $1,049 to fund a fracture repair for his broken leg.

David
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Fully funded
David's treatment was fully funded on August 24, 2021.

Photo of David post-operation

July 29, 2021

David underwent a fracture repair for his broken leg.

Despite David having setbacks, this surgery on his leg was successful! After taking the time to heal, David will be able to walk again, something that makes him very happy. After his surgery he was already able to walk home using crutches.

“My neighbor may not realize what she has done to help me. Having this successful treatment has made me very glad and I am very grateful to God, those who have assisted me and especially my neighbor. May God bless you all!” said David.

Despite David having setbacks, this surgery on his leg was successful! After taking the time to heal, David will be able to walk again, some...

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June 15, 2021

David is a small scale farmer from Nazareth, Kenya. He is married, with six children. David does not work as much as he used to but does farming on his small piece of land. However he hasn’t been able to do this since his fall.

David was referred to our medical partner’s care center, Nazareth Hospital, by his neighbor, who is one of the support staff there. The staff reported that David had fallen and broken his leg, to which the doctor advised an ORIF repair surgery to heal his leg.

David says that bad luck is following him. In 2018, he had also fallen and sustained a closed fracture on his femur. On May 21st of this year, he fell again and sustained a closed fracture tibia on the same leg. David is experiencing pain and is unable to use his right leg. If not treated, he may develop malunion or healing with deformity. Fortunately, surgeons at our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare (AMH), can help. On June 17th, David will undergo a fracture repair procedure (ORIF), so that David can be relieved of the pain, walk with ease, and farm. Now, AMH is requesting $1,049 to fund this procedure.

“If my neighbor did not help me come to Nazareth and access this help, I don’t know what would have happened to my leg. My family still depends on me so I humbly request for help, to see myself walking again. I will appreciate,” said David.

David is a small scale farmer from Nazareth, Kenya. He is married, with six children. David does not work as much as he used to but does far...

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David's Timeline

  • June 15, 2021
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • June 16, 2021
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    David's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • June 17, 2021
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    David received treatment at Nazareth 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 29, 2021
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    David's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • August 24, 2021
    FULLY FUNDED

    David's treatment was fully funded.

Treatment
Nazareth - ORIF
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $1,049 for David's treatment
Hospital Fees
$459
Medical Staff
$0
Medication
$26
Supplies
$379
Labs
$104
Radiology
$31
Other
$50

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Nchambi

Nchambi is a bright and creative 8-year-old student. She is the fifth born in a family of seven children from her mother. She is currently in class six, but she unfortunately had to stop her studies to seek treatment for her condition. Some of her favorite subjects in school are arts and crafts, social studies, and mathematics. Nchambi was diagnosed with left genu varus, meaning her left leg is bent at the knee, making it difficult to walk. This condition is typically caused by an excessive accumulation of fluoride in the bones, which often stems from contaminated drinking water. As a result, she struggles with walking to school and carrying out her daily life activities, such as helping her mother with small home chores like cleaning cloths, washing plates, and sweeping. They shared that fetching water is now something she cannot do at all due to her leg condition. Recently, every morning before school, Nchambi has had to wake up extra early to prepare because it takes her a long time to make the one-kilometer walk to her school. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare, is requesting $880 to fund corrective surgery for Nchambi. The procedure is scheduled to take place on July 5th. Treatment will hopefully restore Nchambi's mobility, allowing her to participate in a variety of activities and greatly decrease her risk of future complications. Nchambi shares, “I can’t catch up with my friends when walking to school because I am slow. I can’t walk as fast as them because of my leg.”

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$300raised
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