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Charles is a subsistence farmer from Kenya who needs $998 to fund fractured elbow surgery.

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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
    AWAITING UPDATE

    Awaiting Charles's treatment update from African Mission Healthcare.

  • TODAY
    AWAITING FUNDING

    Charles is currently raising funds for his treatment.

Funded by 19 donors

Funded by 19 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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