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Success! Gilbert from Kenya raised $1,165 to fund orthopedic surgery.

Gilbert
100%
  • $1,165 raised, $0 to go
$1,165
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Gilbert's treatment was fully funded on January 8, 2018.

Photo of Gilbert post-operation

September 22, 2017

Gilbert underwent orthopedic surgery.

He will be able to do things independently without asking for support.The treatment has reduced the chance of deformity.

Gilbert says, “I promise to work hard and become a doctor in future.”

He will be able to do things independently without asking for support.The treatment has reduced the chance of deformity. Gilbert says, “...

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August 11, 2017

Gilbert is the third-born in a family of five children. The family hails from the Rift Valley of Kenya. Gilbert’s mother is a stay-at-home mother, while his father is a subsistence farmer and casual laborer on neighboring farms.

In January, Gilbert injured his left elbow while playing with friends at school. Due to lack of money, he was not taken to the hospital. His hand has worsened since the accident. He cannot fold his hand up or lift anything, and thus he needs to undergo surgery.

He will receive treatment on August 14. Now, his family needs help raising $1,165 for surgery.

“I am appealing to people of good will to help me for I cannot afford to pay the bill,” says Gilbert’s mother. “My son has been living in pain since he fell in January and I am troubled by his condition as he grows. I kindly appeal for your help.”

Gilbert is the third-born in a family of five children. The family hails from the Rift Valley of Kenya. Gilbert's mother is a stay-at-home m...

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Gilbert's Timeline

  • August 11, 2017
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • August 14, 2017
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Gilbert 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.

  • August 29, 2017
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Gilbert's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • September 22, 2017
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Gilbert's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • January 08, 2018
    FULLY FUNDED

    Gilbert's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 16 donors

Funded by 16 donors

Treatment
Angular Deformity Correction
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $1,165 for Gilbert's treatment
Hospital Fees
$242
Medical Staff
$313
Medication
$179
Supplies
$347
Labs
$37
Radiology
$47

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