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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.

  • May 1, 2020
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Charles's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • May 4, 2020
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Charles received treatment at Nazareth 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.

  • 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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Naw Eh

Naw Eh is a 11-year-old girl who lives with her mother, five brother and two sisters in a refugee camp. She and her siblings study in the refugee camp while her mother weaves traditional indigenous Karen shirts to earn extra income for their household. In her free time, Naw Eh loves to play with her younger brother at home. Sometimes, she will play with her friends close to her house. She wants to be an English teacher at a primary school in the future. In late July 2021, Naw Eh went out to buy some snacks from a shop. On the way to the shop, she slipped and fell on the muddy road. When she fell she hurt her left leg. Since she was able to walk slowly, the medic in the camp did not think her leg was broken and only gave her pain medication. On 19 August 2021, Naw Eh lost her grip when she was sitting down in a chair and fell down. This time she could not stand up or walk. After a doctor at Mae Sariang Hospital diagnosed her with a fractured femur, she was referred to Chiang Mai Hospital for further treatment. At that hospital, the doctor told Naw Eh's brother that they want to do an MRI of her leg to check if she has any underlying conditions that caused her to break her femur so easily. With support from Watsi, the MRI was possible and now the surgeon has determined that surgery is required to help her leg heal properly. Currently, Naw Eh suffers from pain in her left leg and she cannot move or put weight on that leg. If she moves her leg, the pain increases. Her brother needs to help her use the bedpan as she cannot walk to the toilet. He also needs to help her get dressed. She is taking pain medication to help her sleep at night. She is worried that if her condition is not treated properly, she will never be able to walk again. She misses going to school and wants to continue her studies in grade four once her school reopens. With the help of our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund, Naw Eh will undergo surgery to reset her fractured bones and ensure proper healing. The procedure is scheduled for September 2nd and will cost $1,500. After surgery, Naw Eh will no longer experience pain in her leg and she will be able to get herself dress and be able to walk to the toilet. Naw Eh said, "I am worried that if I do not receive surgery and receive proper treatment, I will not be able to walk again."

85% funded

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$1,288raised
$212to go

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