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Success! Joseph from Kenya raised $840 to fund burn contracture surgery so he can use his hand as he grows up.

Joseph
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Joseph's treatment was fully funded on November 4, 2021.

Photo of Joseph post-operation

November 23, 2021

Joseph underwent burn contracture surgery so he can use his hand as he grows up.

Joseph underwent a successful left wrist burn contracture release surgery! He stayed in the hospital ward for wound cleaning and dressing and now is back home and healing well. He will come back for follow-up visits in the clinic to support his recovery and progress. With complete healing, Joseph will be able to stretch his hand easily and be able to do all his day-to-day things on his own, such as dressing himself and playing with other children in school.

“Thank you so much for offering to pay for the surgery for my son. God bless you”, Joseph’s mother said.

Joseph underwent a successful left wrist burn contracture release surgery! He stayed in the hospital ward for wound cleaning and dressing an...

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October 22, 2021

Joseph is a 9-year-old boy and bright student. His family hails from the Mathare neighborhood in Nairobi County in Kenya and he is the 1st born in a family of 2. Joseph’s family lives in a one-roomed rental house in a difficult area of the capital city. His mother is a cook at a nearby school and father is a casual laborer at construction sites within Nairobi. They don’t earn much and it is often hard to get by.

At the age of 1, when Joseph was learning to walk, he accidentally fell on a pot of boiling water and sustained severe burns on his left hand. He was rushed to Machakos General Hospital where he was given first aid to prevent the burn from extending and also relieve the pain. His left hand now has severe contractures and he cannot use it in his normal duties.

Fortunately, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare, is helping Joseph receive treatment. On October 27th, surgeons at their care center will perform a burn contracture release surgery. The surgery will restore the functioning of his hand and enable him to live a comfortable life. However, his family is not in a position to raise the required amount of money. Now, they need help to fund this $840 procedure.

Joseph’s mother says, “We are unable to raise the estimated cost of this surgery but we would like to see our son using his hand fully. Any help for my son to undergo surgery will be appreciated.”

Joseph is a 9-year-old boy and bright student. His family hails from the Mathare neighborhood in Nairobi County in Kenya and he is the 1st b...

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Joseph's Timeline

  • October 22, 2021
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Joseph was submitted by Edward Mugane, Impact Assessment Coordinator at African Mission Healthcare.

  • October 28, 2021
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Joseph received treatment at AIC Cure International 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.

  • October 29, 2021
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Joseph's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • November 4, 2021
    FULLY FUNDED

    Joseph's treatment was fully funded.

  • November 23, 2021
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Joseph's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 15 donors

Funded by 15 donors

Treatment
Single Contracture Release with or without Skin Graft
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $840 for Joseph's treatment
Hospital Fees
$209
Medical Staff
$157
Medication
$163
Supplies
$234
Labs
$37
Other
$40

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Kim

Kim is a 43-year-old married father of a 15-year-old son. While his family has a rice farm and tends farm animals to sell at the market, Kim also works in the city in construction, to add to the financial support for his family. When he is home, he enjoys meeting with his friends, and watching boxing on TV. In May, Kim was in a motor collision with another motorbike, badly injuring his left shoulder and forearm. He went to the local hospital, where he underwent surgery, and had hardware placed that would hold the fractured bones in his arm together. Despite the surgery, his forearm continues to be very painful, and he experiences tingling in his fingers, although he can't move them. In addition to these symptoms, his fingers are bent into a claw like position, because of damage to a major nerve that controls the muscles in his hand and arm. His arm is weak, and he cannot work with his left hand, so he is unable to pursue jobs in construction. The loss in pay from his construction work has made it difficult for his family financially, and Kim is worried about their future. Fortunately, our medical partner, Children's Surgical Centre, is here to help Kim access the care that he needs. Children's Surgical Centre is requesting your help to fund a $572 procedure, which is scheduled for September 12th. During this surgery, physicians at Kien Khleang National Rehabilitation Centre will perform a nerve exploration and a bone graft, to complete the repair of Kim's arm, enabling him to return to his construction work, and to a life without pain. Kim shared: "After surgery, I hope my arm will have no more pain, I will heal soon, and will be able to work with my hand for my family again."

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