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Success! Charles from Kenya raised $998 to fund fractured elbow surgery.

Charles
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  • $998 raised, $0 to go
$998
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Charles's treatment was fully funded on December 17, 2020.

Photo of Charles post-operation

June 30, 2020

Charles underwent surgery to repair his fractured elbow.

Charles’ surgery was successful! He was very excited to return home and he will soon be able to go back to his farming to sustain himself and his family. His quality of life will significantly improve now that his elbow mobility has been restored.

“I am very happy to go back home. At least I can get back to my farming soon. Thank you for supporting me,” shared Charles.

Charles' surgery was successful! He was very excited to return home and he will soon be able to go back to his farming to sustain himself an...

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April 29, 2020

Charles is 65-year-old farmer from Kapsaret Village in rural Kenya. He is a widower with ten children, all adults with their own rural families. Charles was brought to our hospital by his brother.

He had sustained motorbike accident in early March when going home and fracture his right elbow. He was taken to hospital and given pain medications. The brother decided to bring him here for better treatment. An x-ray showed he had a closed fracture on the right elbow. If not operated Charles will continue to experience pain and the fracture may complicate further leading to malunion.

Fortunately, surgeons at our medical partner can help. On May 5th, Charles will undergo a fracture repair procedure, called an open reduction and internal fixation. The procedure will help him to regain normal function of his arm. Now, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $998 to fund this procedure.

“My family is not able to meet this cost and so I kindly request for support, so that my hand can be well and I can continue with my farming to sustain myself and support my children,” shared Charles.

Charles is 65-year-old farmer from Kapsaret Village in rural Kenya. He is a widower with ten children, all adults with their own rural famil...

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Charles's Timeline

  • April 29, 2020
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Charles was submitted by Robert Kariuki, Process Coordinator at African Mission Healthcare, our medical partner in Kenya.

  • May 01, 2020
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Charles's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • May 04, 2020
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Charles received treatment at Nazareth 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.

  • June 30, 2020
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Charles's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • December 17, 2020
    FULLY FUNDED

    Charles's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 21 donors

Funded by 21 donors

Treatment
Nazareth - ORIF
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $998 for Charles's treatment
Hospital Fees
$458
Medical Staff
$0
Medication
$26
Supplies
$379
Labs
$104
Radiology
$31

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