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Success! Kobilo from Kenya raised $968 to fund fracture repair surgery.

Kobilo
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  • $968 raised, $0 to go
$968
raised
$0
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Fully funded
Kobilo's treatment was fully funded on March 15, 2019.

Photo of Kobilo post-operation

February 12, 2019

Kobilo underwent fracture repair surgery.

Kobilo is on track for a full recovery and she is excited to admire the final results of the surgery. She has no more pain and she can walk with the help of crutches.

Peter, a family member, says, “We are thankful for the free surgery because we would be unable to afford expensive surgical cost at other hospitals.”

Kobilo is on track for a full recovery and she is excited to admire the final results of the surgery. She has no more pain and she can walk ...

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January 22, 2019

Kobilo is a farmer from Kenya. She has five children. As a farmer, she plants millet and sorghum for her family’s consumption.

This month, Kobilo was involved in a road traffic accident while she was crossing the road. She lost consciousness for hours, and she was rushed to a nearby hospital for treatment. Kobilo sustained a severe tibia fibula fracture. She is now unable to walk or stand using her right leg.

Fortunately, surgeons at our medical partner can help. On January 23, Kobilo will undergo a fracture repair procedure, called an open reduction and internal fixation. This procedure will help her walk easily again. Now, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $968 to fund this procedure.

Kobilo says, “I want to be able to walk, sit, and even feed by myself like any other person.”

Kobilo is a farmer from Kenya. She has five children. As a farmer, she plants millet and sorghum for her family’s consumption. This mont...

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Kobilo's Timeline

  • January 22, 2019
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Kobilo was submitted by Joan Kadagaya, Curative Medical Support Program-Partner Representative at African Mission Healthcare, our medical partner in Kenya.

  • January 24, 2019
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Kobilo received treatment at AIC Kapsowar 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.

  • January 24, 2019
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Kobilo's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • February 12, 2019
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Kobilo's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • March 15, 2019
    FULLY FUNDED

    Kobilo's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 24 donors

Funded by 24 donors

Treatment
ORIF Non Hip (Complex)
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $968 for Kobilo's treatment
Hospital Fees
$248
Medical Staff
$359
Medication
$52
Supplies
$283
Labs
$13
Radiology
$13

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Wai

Wai is a 14-year-old student from Thailand. He temporarily lives with his grandparents and great grandmother in Huay Ka Lote Village in Thailand, but Wai usually lives with his parents across the border in Burma. He came to visit his grandparents during his school break in mid-March 2020 after completing seventh grade, however, he was unable to return to his parents and home when Thailand closed it borders due to COVID-19. His parents are subsistence farmers and they also raise a few chickens, pigs, and goats to sustain their livelihood. When they need money to buy clothes or pay for healthcare, they sell some of their livestock. Meanwhile, his grandparents look after a landowner’s garden and land for 2,000 baht (approx. 67 USD) per month. The income that Wai’s grandparents earn from the landowner is just enough for their daily expenses. Wai is diagnosed with cataract and currently he has lost most of the vision in his right eye and is only able to see light. His right eye also looks red. Aside from that, he has no other symptoms and his eye does not hurt. Our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund, is requesting $1,500 to fund lens replacement surgery for Wai. On June 16th, doctors will perform a lens replacement, during which they will remove Wai's natural lens and replace it with an intraocular lens implant. After recovery, he will be able to see clearly. Now, he needs help to fund this $1,500 procedure. “I want to become a farmer when I grow up and follow in my parent’s footsteps, but I also want to become a nurse if I receive a chance to do so. I overheard my parents say that they don’t have enough money to continue supporting my studies once I graduate from grade eight, so I’m not so sure whether I’ll be able to continue my studies after next year,” said Wai.

79% funded

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$1,190raised
$310to go

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