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Success! Monica from Kenya raised $809 to fund mobility-restoring ankle surgery to repair a fracture.

Monica
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  • $809 raised, $0 to go
$809
raised
$0
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Fully funded
Monica's treatment was fully funded on December 15, 2020.

Photo of Monica post-operation

August 17, 2020

Monica underwent mobility-restoring ankle surgery to repair a fracture.

After suffering an injury to her left leg, Monica finally underwent a successful ORIF surgery. Monica has had a calm recovery and was discharged a week after her surgery in stable condition. Monica is pleased with the outcome of her surgery. Without the help of Watsi, Monica could not afford to pay for her surgery, and she is grateful for this opportunity.

Monica explains that before the surgery, it was difficult to lift her feet. Now, she can see the results of the operation and the improvement of her condition. Monica will soon begin her physiotherapy to bring movement back to her leg.

Monica says, “I was unable to lift my leg due to pain, but now I can. Thank you, Watsi, for helping me to be back to my normal life.”

After suffering an injury to her left leg, Monica finally underwent a successful ORIF surgery. Monica has had a calm recovery and was discha...

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July 2, 2020

Monica is a greengrocer from Kenya. She is a mother of four aged between three and eight. She separated with his husband and now she lives with her four children in a single room rental house. Monica depends mostly on her daily work for food and saves a little to pay bills at the end of the month. Her low socioeconomic status and her family struggles have limited her options of getting treatment.

On June 26th 2020, Monica went to the hospital because she fell on wet ground while she was heading home carrying a bundle of firewood on her back. On arrival at the hospital, an X-Ray was done which confirmed a fracture in her left ankle. She cannot walk on her own and is in a lot of pain.

Fortunately, surgeons at our medical partner can help. On July 3rd, Monica will undergo a fracture repair procedure, called an open reduction and internal fixation. This procedure will help her heal well and be able to walk and work without pain. Now, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $809 to fund this procedure.

Monica shared, “I want to receive treatment, get healed and continue supporting my children. I am worried about my ability to help them now that I can’t perform any of my duties at home.”

Monica is a greengrocer from Kenya. She is a mother of four aged between three and eight. She separated with his husband and now she lives w...

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Monica's Timeline

  • July 2, 2020
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • July 3, 2020
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Monica 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.

  • July 7, 2020
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Monica's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • August 17, 2020
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Monica's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • December 15, 2020
    FULLY FUNDED

    Monica's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 29 donors

Funded by 29 donors

Treatment
ORIF Non Hip (Simple)
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $809 for Monica's treatment
Hospital Fees
$206
Medical Staff
$255
Medication
$52
Supplies
$231
Labs
$13
Radiology
$13
Other
$39

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