Success! Esther from Kenya raised $1,224 to fund a corrective surgery for her knee condition.

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Esther's treatment was fully funded on April 16, 2021.
  • Esther's story
  • Esther's update
February 10, 2021

Photo of Esther post-operation

April 8, 2021

Esther underwent a corrective surgery for her knee condition.

Esther's surgery was a success! This surgery is of great impact to Esther so that she will be able to walk, continue with her education, and...

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Esther's Timeline

  • February 10, 2021

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

  • February 16, 2021

    Esther's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • March 2, 2021

    Esther 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.

  • April 8, 2021

    Esther's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • April 16, 2021

    Esther's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 30 donors

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Pi is a 14-year-old boy who lives with his aunt, uncle, grandmother, and nine-year-old cousin in a village in Karen State, Burma. His uncle and aunt are subsistence hillside farmers, and their family has barely enough food. Pi usually helps his aunt with farming and household chores. They receive free basic healthcare at the clinic close to their village. On April 20th, 2024, Pi had climbed a Marian Plum tree to pick some fruits. Unfortunately, he fell from the tree, sustaining an injury to his lower back. Pi's aunt immediately brought him to the local clinic, where he was examined and referred to a hospital for treatment. Following the advice, Pi's aunt promptly took him to the local hospital where the doctor conducted a physical examination, x-ray and ultrasound. He was treated with intravenous infusion and pain medication. After reviewing the assessment results, the doctor diagnosed him with a fracture of two or three spine vertebrae in his lower back. Pi's aunt was informed that Pi might need surgery and was advised to go to our medical partner's care center, Mae Sot Hospital (MSH) in Thailand, for further treatment. On April 21, 2024, Pi and his aunt arrived at MSH, where the doctor conducted a physical examination and scheduled Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) on April 22, 2024. Pi's family is unable to fund the cost and needs your help to raise the $681 required for the procedure. Currently, Pi cannot stand or walk; he has to lie on the bed, and a urinary catheter has also been inserted. He also experiences pain in his lower back. Pi's aunt expressed her gratitude, saying, "I did not know how to manage his injury. I am glad to receive help from the Burma Children's Medical Fund and donors." "Thank you for your assistance." Pi added, "Thank you for helping me with my treatment costs."

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