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Success! Alex from Kenya raised $1,049 to fund fracture repair surgery to use his hand again.

Alex
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Fully funded
Alex's treatment was fully funded on September 1, 2022.

Photo of Alex post-operation

September 17, 2022

Alex underwent fracture repair surgery to use his hand again.

Alex had successful treatment and is recovering well. Within three days, he was fit to go home as the healing process goes on. He was very happy that he could go to school once they opened.

Upon healing completely, Alex will be able to continue with his education and will be able to participate in his favorite sports: football and running.

Alex’s mother was excited about the successful treatment and was very hopeful as she said, “I can only say thanks and God bless all those that have assisted my son. We can now look forward to the opening of the schools, and am sure soon he will be back to his own ambitions.”

Alex had successful treatment and is recovering well. Within three days, he was fit to go home as the healing process goes on. He was very h...

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April 8, 2022

Alex is a student and is a very ambitious and active teenager from Kiambu, Kenya. He is the only child of a single mother, who is a hawker of different items. He is in high school and his mother shared that he has a passion for football and running.

After schools were closed in March, Alex decided to go and visit his aunt who lives near Nazareth Hospital. Being playful as he is, he took a bicycle from his aunts’ house and decided to have a ride on last Saturday. Unfortunately, while riding, he tried to avoid a collision and he fell. He sustained an injury to his left hand. Now Alex is in pain, unable to use his hand.

Fortunately, surgeons at our medical partner can help. On April 12th, Alex will undergo a fracture repair procedure, called an open reduction and internal fixation. Alex’s fracture will heal, he will be able to use his hand and also resume school. Now, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $1,049 to fund this procedure.

“I am feeling for my son, and hope he could receive the sponsorship so that he can be well before the school opens,” said Alex’s mother.

Alex is a student and is a very ambitious and active teenager from Kiambu, Kenya. He is the only child of a single mother, who is a hawker o...

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Alex's Timeline

  • April 8, 2022
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Alex was submitted by Beatrice Njoroge, Curative Medical Support Program Coordinator at African Mission Healthcare.

  • April 12, 2022
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Alex received treatment at Nazareth 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.

  • April 13, 2022
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Alex's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • September 1, 2022
    FULLY FUNDED

    Alex's treatment was fully funded.

  • September 17, 2022
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Alex's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 29 donors

Treatment
Nazareth - ORIF
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $1,049 for Alex's treatment
Hospital Fees
$459
Medical Staff
$0
Medication
$26
Supplies
$379
Labs
$104
Radiology
$31
Other
$50

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Sonita

Sonita is from the Koh Kong province and lives with her parents and younger brother. Her parents are rainy-day rice farmers, and her brother is in grade one. She is in grade four and excels in Khmer literature and math. She shared that she would like to be a lawyer some day. When not studying, Sonita likes writing stories, reading books, doing homework, watching TV, and going to the market with her mother. At home, she eats a soft meal and drinks juice due to her inability to open her mouth. Sonita was born with temporal mandibular joint ankylosis. This is a bony or fibrous adhesion of the mandible joint components. Trauma is the most frequent cause, followed by infection, but Sonita's parents do not know how she developed it. She is unable to open her mouth, causing difficulties with chewing, speaking, and oral hygiene as well as limiting the growth of her mandible (micrognathia). She is shy, and shared that she is often embarrassed that she cannot speak well enough to be heard. Her parents took her to a local hospital when she was three, but did not receive any treatment. A villager suggested her parents should visit our medical partner, Children's Surgical Centre, for a diagnosis and treatment. Doctors have determined that she needs a bilateral condylectomy with the addition of a bone graft from her femur. Now, her family needs help to pay for the $469 procedure. Your donation will cover Sonita's surgery, medicines, and hospital stay. Sonita's mother said: "We are hopeful that the doctors can fix my daughter's jaw so she can open her mouth. We worry that she will not grow well because she cannot eat well."

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