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

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Fully funded
Costine's treatment was fully funded on June 3, 2018.
  • Costine's story
  • Costine's update
May 16, 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 fra...

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Costine's Timeline

  • May 16, 2018

    Costine was submitted by Joan Kadagaya, SAFE Senior Program Coordinator at African Mission Healthcare.

  • May 16, 2018

    Costine's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • May 17, 2018

    Costine received treatment at AIC Kapsowar 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.

  • June 3, 2018

    Costine's treatment was fully funded.

  • June 5, 2018

    We received an update on Costine. Read the update.

Funded by 17 donors

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Faith is a 24-year-old woman from the Rift valley in Kenya who has had epilepsy since 2018. On December 15th, 2023 she had a convulsive episode and fell on an open flame in her kitchen. She sustained third degree burns on her right arm and was rushed to the nearest hospital. She was admitted for three days and received IV fluids, pain medication, and wound care before going home. Since her injuries did not improve, she went to Kapsowar Hospital and was diagnosed with third degree burns from her right elbow to her hand. She had no sensation in her forearm and fingers, no range of motion of the wrist and elbow, and was experiencing discharge and swelling. She also had exposed tendons and blood clots. Faith was scheduled for a procedure to remove the dead tissue from her arm, then for amputation of her second, third, fourth and fifth fingers in order to salvage the hand. At this point, it was determined she needed a further procedure and skin graft of her arm, along with major reconstruction in order to promote healing. Faith is the youngest in a family of six children. She could not finish her schooling due her epilepsy. Her parents are farmers working on two acres of land growing maize, beans and potatoes to provide for the needs of their children. Faith is not insured since she is over age and not covered by parents’ insurance. Her parents are unable to afford Faith's surgery and they thought she would be covered by the insurance. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare, is requesting $1,089 to fund Faith's surgery. Faith said, “I have been in a lot of pain especially when having daily dressing changes, please help me so that I get well soon and be free from this pain.”

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