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Success! John from Kenya raised $1,500 to fund spinal 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 July 9, 2019.

Photo of John post-operation

May 7, 2019

John underwent spinal surgery.

John successfully underwent spinal surgery and is recuperating well.

John says, “Thank you Watsi. I am so happy for the support and to the medical team here in the hospital for their care.”

John successfully underwent spinal surgery and is recuperating well. John says, “Thank you Watsi. I am so happy for the support and to t...

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March 14, 2019

John is a man from Kenya. He is a father of two children who are in primary school.

A little over a year ago, John sustained a spinal injury when he fell from a tree. He has not been able to afford the necessary care to treat his injury. Now, he has been diagnosed with cervical mylopathy, a degenerative disorder that causes gait imbalance and clumsiness due to a compressed spinal cord.

Fortunately, John is now scheduled fo spinal surgery on March 15 to treat this condition. He needs help raising $1,500 to fund this procedure.

John says, “My prayer is to be able to walk again and in upright gait. I am really suffering due to this condition.”

John is a man from Kenya. He is a father of two children who are in primary school. A little over a year ago, John sustained a spinal inj...

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John's Timeline

  • March 14, 2019
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    John was submitted by Robert Kariuki, Process Coordinator at African Mission Healthcare Foundation, our medical partner in Kenya.

  • March 15, 2019
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    John received treatment at AIC Kijabe 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.

  • March 22, 2019
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    John's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • May 07, 2019
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    John's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • July 09, 2019
    FULLY FUNDED

    John's treatment was fully funded.

Treatment
Spinal Fusion
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $3,090 for John's treatment
Subsidies fund $1,590 and Watsi raises the remaining $1,500
Hospital Fees
$2,476
Medical Staff
$0
Medication
$107
Supplies
$0
Labs
$112
Other
$395

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Soe

Soe is a 48-year-old man from Burma. Soe lives with his wife, a son and four daughters in Mon State. His wife used to work but now stays home to look after their youngest daughter, who is just six months old now, and their son, who is suffering from a severe type of congenital heart disease. Soe’s eldest daughter also stays home and helps her mother with household chores. Soe’s two other daughters are students. Soe Myint has another daughter and she works as a domestic worker in Yangon. Last two years ago, Soe experienced persistent twitches in his left lower eyelid. About 15 days later, he noticed that the vision in his left eye had deteriorated to the point that he could hardly see things. He then went to a clinic, but he just received oral medication and eye drops. However, the treatment he received at the clinic had no effect on his condition. He also had slight pain in his left eye. In 2018, when Soe was traveling on a motorcycle, he passed out and fell off from the motorcycle. People nearby saw him and took him to the local hospital. He regained consciousness when he arrived at the hospital. Not long after the incident, Soe noticed that the vision in his right eye has also started to become blurry. He then went to an eye clinic in Yangon where the doctor examined his eyes. There he was provided with oral medication and eye drops. However, Soe did not feel any better even with the medication. Doctors want Soe to undergo a CT scan, a procedure in which x-ray images taken from several angles are combined to produce cross-sectional images of the body. This scan will hopefully help doctors diagnose his condition and formulate an appropriate treatment plan. Our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund, is requesting $414 to cover the cost of Soe's CT scan and care, scheduled for October 08. Soe said, “I am worried for my son and I want to him get better soon. I am also worried for my daughters who are left behind at home because they don’t have any money to buy food.”

26% funded

26%funded
$111raised
$303to go

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