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Success! Jimmy from Kenya raised $1,165 to fund a right elbow repair.

Jimmy
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Fully funded
Jimmy's treatment was fully funded on July 15, 2020.

Photo of Jimmy post-operation

July 9, 2020

Jimmy underwent a right elbow repair.

Jimmy underwent a successful surgery. The treatment will be a life-changing experience for him as he will be able to stretch his hand and use it without pain. He will also be able to continue with his education uninterrupted.

“Thank you so much for helping me undergo surgery. I am looking forward to continuing with my education and pursuing my aspiration of becoming an engineer,” shared Jimmy.

Jimmy underwent a successful surgery. The treatment will be a life-changing experience for him as he will be able to stretch his hand and us...

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April 9, 2020

Jimmy is the first born of two children and lives in Makadara rehabilitation center. Jimmy was brought to Watsi’s Partner CURE Hospital by Elijah, a social worker at Makadara Rehab Center. The rehab center supports street children and their families. They rescue, rehabilitate, and cater for the basic needs and facilitate placement either in regular schools or special schools or rehabilitation homes.

Jimmy was a street child and was rescued in January 2018. He had fled home in Kayole, Soweto slum where his single mother lives in a difficult state. Fortunately, he was rescued and enrolled in school. He recently finished his class 8 final exam and scored good grades that will enable him to join a national high school.

Jimmy joined the street family in 2016. He fell in 2017 and injured his elbow so that to this day he cannot stretch out. He has lived like that since then and complains of pain and discomfort. Jimmy is afraid that his education might be affected and his aspiration of becoming an engineer might come to an end.

Jimmy is scheduled to undergo right elbow interposition arthroplasty to realign the bones so that he can be able to stretch his hand and use it fully.

On behalf of the Makadara Rehab Center, Elijah, a social worker requested for support because they have so many children who need different care and attention and they cannot meet the cost of this treatment.

“I request for support to undergo surgery so that I can play basketball and even do other things like washing and writing which I am currently not able to,” Jimmy told us.

Jimmy is the first born of two children and lives in Makadara rehabilitation center. Jimmy was brought to Watsi's Partner CURE Hospital by E...

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Jimmy's Timeline

  • April 9, 2020
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • April 9, 2020
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Jimmy's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • May 26, 2020
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Jimmy 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.

  • July 9, 2020
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Jimmy's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • July 15, 2020
    FULLY FUNDED

    Jimmy'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 Jimmy's treatment
Hospital Fees
$242
Medical Staff
$313
Medication
$179
Supplies
$347
Labs
$37
Radiology
$47

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Komugisha

Komugisha is a small business woman from Uganda. She is a 41-year-old mother of three children, and she lives with them in a single-room rental house. After separation from her husband, Komugisha assumed the role as the sole breadwinner of her family. To earn a living, she trades in dry cereals to pay for the fees and expenses for her children, but faces difficulty when farming harvests are not productive. Six years ago, Komugisha began to experience troubling symptoms, including anterior neck swelling, difficulty breathing, and persistent pain. She was diagnosed with nodular goitre, or an enlarged thyroid gland. Initially, she had visited a different facility which gave her an oral medication, but her condition did not improve. Komugisha was also advised to undergo surgery, but she opted to use local herbs as medicine due to the costs. In the end, Komugisha was referred by a friend to our medical partner's care center, Nyakibale Hospital, where she had a scan diagnosing the goitre, and doctors suggest surgery to prevent worsening symptoms. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation (AMHF), is helping Komugisha receive treatment. She is scheduled to undergo a thyroidectomy on June 22nd at our medical partner's care center, where surgeons will remove all or part of her thyroid gland. This procedure will cost $252. Komugisha shared, “I can no longer walk for longer distances yet my job requires much walking to look for the cereals. My children are still in need of daily upkeep. Please help me."

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$66raised
$186to go

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