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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
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$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.

  • July 3, 2020
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Monica 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.

  • 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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Duncan

Duncan is a 28-year-old man from Kenya. He is currently unemployed. Both of his parents are elderly and are farmers. Because of his current condition, he lives with his relatives who help him visit the hospital regularly for checkups. Duncan currently has tinnitus in his right ear, which causes him to have reduced hearing. His symptoms began in early 2010 after a road traffic accident, which also caused him a spine injury. He is currently still waiting to receive spine surgery. A few weeks after the accident, Duncan started having ear drainage, and visited a local hospital in his hometown for treatment. His ear eventually recovered, but the pain and infection reappeared two years later in 2012. Gradually, Duncan became unable to hear voices well, and currently he is not able to hear using the right ear. Doctors have recommended that he get a hearing aid to restore his hearing to its normal levels and improve his quality of life. However, Duncan cannot afford the cost of the hearing aids. His National Health Insurance Fund coverage cannot cover the cost of both his spine surgery and this treatment for his hearing loss. He currently relies on well-wishers to pay for his medical bills. Duncan appeals for financial support. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare, is helping Duncan receive his hearing aids on March 31st. This will cost $748, and he needs help raising money. Duncan shared, “I am losing my hearing at a tender age, my mobility is also threatened and I am unable to afford the increasing cost of medical care. I need support to get this treatment so that I may hear well again. Thank you for your support.”

74% funded

74%funded
$557raised
$191to go

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