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

Jimmy
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  • $1,165 raised, $0 to go
$1,165
raised
$0
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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, our medical partner in Kenya.

  • April 09, 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. 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 09, 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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Ko Myo

Ko Myo Zaw is a 41-year-old man who lives with his wife in Burma. He and his wife used to work as a seamster and sew children’s clothing. However, Ko Myo stopped working more than a year ago because of his poor health and he now relies on his wife’s income. On the 18th of June 2018, Ko Myo developed pain in his left waist after sitting for a long time. He then had to stand up every two hours to reduce the pain. This continued for a few more months, until he was no longer able to work. A year after he first experienced these symptoms, he went to Myawaddy Hospital to see a doctor. He received an x-ray and ultrasound which revealed he has a kidney stone in his left kidney. The doctor gave him medication to breakup the stone and Ko Myo took the medication for one year. The medication reduced the pain during the first month, but returned a month after that. By the 29th of May 2019, he could no longer take the pain and went to see the doctor at Myawaddy Hospital. The doctor then gave him stronger medications to reduce the pain and break up the stone. At the suggestion of a neighbor, he decided to seek treatment at Mae Tao Clinic (MTC) across the border in Thailand, which he was told provides charitable health care. On 5th of October 2019, he arrived at MTC. The next day, he was brought to the local hospital where he received an ultrasound and an appointment to undergo laser treatment to breakup the kidney stone. He took out a loan to pay for the first round of treatment on November 24th, 2019. When he returned to the clinic in January to undergo a follow-up ultrasound, he was told they also found stones in his right kidney. Unable to pay for further treatment, Ko Myo was referred to Watsi Medical Partner Burma Children Medical Fund for assistance in accessing further treatment. Ko Myo's next appointment to undergo a second round of laser treatment will be on Jaunary 28th. He will complete treatment for the kidney stone in his left kidney, before he receives treatment for the stones in his other kidney. Currently, Ko Myo still has pain in his waist. Sometimes he feels tired and the area around his left waist feels hot. "Once I recover I would like to go back to work and pay back my loan," said Ko Myo.

84% funded

84%funded
$1,270raised
$230to go
Thean

Thean is a 12-year-old sixth grade student from Cambodia. She is only child in her family and her mom and dad are rice farmers. She enjoys reading books and mathematics, social science, and English are all her favorite subjects in school. When she grows up she wants to be a teacher. She likes to eat sausages and fried fish, and drink kulen juice. Since she was two, Thean has experienced hearing loss making it hard for her to communicate with friends, family, and neighbors. When she was six her family took her to a local health center for treatment but they could not improve her condition. Her family brought her in to see what the problem was and how she could be treated. Thean had an early ear infection and this infection caused the tympanic membrane, or the ear drum, in her right ear to perforate. For this reason, Thean experiences ear discharge, foul smell, and decreased hearing over time. Thean traveled to our medical partner's care center to receive treatment. On May 20th, she will undergo a myringoplasty procedure in her right ear. During this procedure, surgeons will close the perforation. Our medical partner, Children's Surgical Centre, is requesting $464 to fund this procedure. This covers medications, supplies, and inpatient care. Her mother said, "I have been worried about her ear problem for a long time and how it might negatively affect her future. I hope that after surgery her hearing will be improved and change her life. I want her to continue her studies so she may become a teacher in the future."

37% funded

37%funded
$174raised
$290to go

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