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Costine from Kenya raised $771 to fund fracture repair surgery.

Costine
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  • $771 raised, $0 to go
$771
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Costine's treatment was fully funded on June 3, 2018.

Photo of Costine post-operation

June 5, 2018

Costine underwent fracture repair surgery.

Costine will be able to use his right hand when he recovers.

Costine’s father says, “I was worried about my son. I never knew how the fracture was severe until I looked at the X-Ray. I always want him to study without difficulties.”

Costine will be able to use his right hand when he recovers. Costine's father says, “I was worried about my son. I never knew how the fra...

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May 16, 2018

Costine is a young student from Kenya. His mother is a housewife, and his father is a farmer.

In May, Costine was herding their cattle when he slid and sustained a severe hip fracture. He was rushed to the nearest hospital for first aid and later referred to our medical partner’s hospital. He cannot lift or touch anything with his right hand and has not been attending school.

Fortunately, surgeons at our medical partner can help. On May 17, Costine will undergo a fracture repair procedure, called an open reduction and internal fixation. Costine will be able to use his hand and help out his parents at home and he will be able to go back to school. Now, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $771 to fund this procedure.

Costine says, “I miss my friends at school, I want to get treated so that I can rejoin my friends at school.”

Costine is a young student from Kenya. His mother is a housewife, and his father is a farmer. In May, Costine was herding their cattle w...

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Costine's Timeline

  • May 16, 2018
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • May 16, 2018
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Costine's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • May 17, 2018
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Costine received treatment at AIC Kapsowar 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.

  • June 03, 2018
    FULLY FUNDED

    Costine's treatment was fully funded.

  • June 05, 2018
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    We received an update on Costine. Read the update.

Funded by 17 donors

Funded by 17 donors

Treatment
ORIF Non Hip (Simple)
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $771 for Costine's treatment
Hospital Fees
$206
Medical Staff
$256
Medication
$52
Supplies
$231
Labs
$13
Radiology
$13

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Naw Htee

Naw Htee is a 30-year-old woman from Thailand. In 2006, Naw Htee and her family fled from Karen State, Burma to Thailand because there were conflicts between the armed groups and the country's military in their village. She now lives in a refugee camp with her family. In 2010, Naw Htee felt a severe toothache while she and her parents were visiting her village in Burma. She went to the nearest local clinic, where she had her molar teeth extracted. After the procedure, Naw Htee was in extreme pain; she could not even open her mouth as she used to. She was told that pain after tooth extraction is normal and that the pain will be diminished if she takes painkillers. Naw Htee tolerated the pain and hoped for the pain to be gone. Since then, Naw Htee could barely open her mouth. Naw Htee was too afraid to tell about her condition to anyone. She carried this burden for almost 9 years, until she decided to seek help. She then visited the clinic in the refugee camp. After trying oral medication and since her condition remained the same, she was referred to Mae Sariang General Hospital (MSGH) in July 2019. There, she received an x-ray, and the doctor diagnosed her with Ankylosis of the Temporamandibular joint [TMJ], stiffness of a joint due to abnormal adhesion and rigidity of the bones of the joint of jaw. She was then referred on to Chiang Mai Hospital (CMH) as MSGH does not have capacity to treat her condition. Once at CMH, the doctor told Naw Htee that she needs to undergo a special x-ray prior to receiving treatment. Doctors want Naw Htee to undergo a CT scan, a procedure in which x-ray images taken from several angles are combined to produce cross-sectional images of the body. This scan will hopefully help doctors diagnose her condition and formulate an appropriate treatment plan. Our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund, is requesting $469 to cover the cost of Naw Htee's CT scan and care, scheduled for February 5th. Naw Htee mentioned, “I wanted to be a healthy, strong and supportive mother, even without the support of their father.”

48% funded

48%funded
$335raised
$358to go

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