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Success! Edward from Kenya raised $1,451 to fund fracture repair surgery.

Edward
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  • $1,451 raised, $0 to go
$1,451
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Edward's treatment was fully funded on March 5, 2019.

Photo of Edward post-operation

February 12, 2019

Edward underwent fracture repair surgery.

Edward was successfully treated in our medical partner’s facility. He is able to walk with less pain.

Edward says, “Thank you for helping me. I will become a doctor when I grow up and help patients also.”

Edward was successfully treated in our medical partner's facility. He is able to walk with less pain. Edward says, “Thank you for helping...

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January 22, 2019

Edward is a student from Kenya. He is the youngest in a family of four. Edward is a primary school student who aspires to become a doctor. His parents are farmers.

This month, Edward was in a motorcycle accident, and he suffered a femur fracture. He needs intramedullary nailing to correct the fracture. He complains of mild pain. If not treated, Edward risks further complications, such as malunion.

Fortunately, surgeons at our medical partner can help. On January 24, Edward will undergo a fracture repair procedure, called an open reduction and internal fixation. This treatment will help him walk on his easily own again. Now, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $1,451 to fund this procedure.

Edward says, “I wish to be treated. I want to become a doctor.”

Edward is a student from Kenya. He is the youngest in a family of four. Edward is a primary school student who aspires to become a doctor. H...

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Edward's Timeline

  • January 22, 2019
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • January 24, 2019
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Edward received treatment at AIC Kijabe 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.

  • January 24, 2019
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Edward's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • February 12, 2019
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Edward's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • March 05, 2019
    FULLY FUNDED

    Edward's treatment was fully funded.

Treatment
ORIF Non Hip - Complex
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $1,451 for Edward's treatment
Hospital Fees
$1,287
Medical Staff
$0
Medication
$73
Supplies
$0
Labs
$64
Other
$27

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Chan

Chan is a 36-year-old woman who lives with her husband and father-in-law in Shwepyithar Town, Yangon Division. Chan’s husband works as a day labourer on a construction site, while Chan is a seamstress who works from home. In 2010, Chan started to feel tired, had a rapid heartbeat and developed joint pain. She went to the clinic in Thaton, where she lived at that time, and received an an echocardiogram (echo) and x-ray. The doctor also told her that, if her heart became too enlarged, she would not be able to control her condition with oral medication and she would not be able to have a baby. She then received oral medication for a week which made her feel better for a while. In September 2019, when she went back for her follow-up appointment, she received another echo. Following this, the doctor explained to her that her condition could no longer be stabilized with medication. As he knew that Chan could not afford to pay for her surgery, he referred her to Pinlon Hospital. On 17th September 2019, she met the staff at Pin Long Hospital and who then referred her to Burma Children Medical Fund (BCMF). Currently, Chan suffers from chest pain, has difficulty breathing, has a rapid heartbeat and has lost weight. In her free times Chan likes to sew, cook and do housework. “When I’m fully recovered, I will continue to work as a seamstress, save money and live happily with family,” said Chan. “Once I have enough money, my husband and I have decided to adopt one child. And I want to do charity work and help poor people as much as I can.”

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$1,064raised
$436to go

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