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Success! Margaret from Kenya raised $1,500 to fund bone fracture surgery following a vehicle accident.

Margaret
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  • $1,500 raised, $0 to go
$1,500
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$0
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Fully funded
Margaret's treatment was fully funded on December 1, 2020.

Photo of Margaret post-operation

June 17, 2020

Margaret underwent surgery for a bone fracture following a vehicle accident.

Our medical partner just shared that Margaret underwent a successful surgery! Her doctors were able to wash out her infected bone fracture thereby greatly reducing the chance of further infection and allowing her to start physiotherapy. She feels grateful for the support she has received and is hopeful that she will make a full recovery. The surgery enables her to ambulate with ease and less pain. She is also eager to continue her studies at university which she had to postpone since 2018 because of her injury. Margaret feels excited to start living life more comfortably and confidently.

She says, “Thank you for supporting my surgery. I am able to walk with ease and once school resumes, I will join”.

Our medical partner just shared that Margaret underwent a successful surgery! Her doctors were able to wash out her infected bone fracture t...

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April 7, 2020

Margaret is a university student in her second year of studies. However, since 2018, she has not been to school after suffering a road accident in the capital, Nairobi. She was hit by a vehicle while crossing the road, fracturing her right femur and suffering body lacerations. She spent a lengthy stay in a national hospital and received surgery. She required physiotherapy sessions which she could not start due to financial constraints.

Last July, she noted an open wound on her surgical site which was painful and septic. Since then, she had been cleaning it with salty water. Margaret was brought by her friend to Watsi’s partner Kijabe Hospital and diagnosed with chronic osteomyelitis, a bone infection. Doctors recommend she have a sequestrectomy and hardware removal surgery to treat her condition. Successful surgery will allow Margaret to be able to ambulate with ease and less pain.

Margaret is the firstborn child in her family. Her two siblings and parents live in a three-roomed rental house in the city’s outskirts. Her father is a construction site laborer while her mother relies on casual jobs such as laundry in the estate. The family is not able to pay the required hospital bill of $1,500.

Margaret says, “My hope is to go back to school once treated so that I can help my younger siblings.”

Margaret is a university student in her second year of studies. However, since 2018, she has not been to school after suffering a road accid...

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Margaret's Timeline

  • April 7, 2020
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • April 8, 2020
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Margaret 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.

  • April 8, 2020
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Margaret's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • June 17, 2020
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Margaret's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • December 1, 2020
    FULLY FUNDED

    Margaret's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 30 donors

Funded by 30 donors

Treatment
Sequestrectomy
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $1,537 for Margaret's treatment
Subsidies fund $37 and Watsi raises the remaining $1,500
Hospital Fees
$1,123
Medical Staff
$67
Medication
$61
Supplies
$233
Labs
$23
Radiology
$30

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100% of your donation funds life-changing surgery.

Chaw

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