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Success! Samuel from Kenya raised $1,500 to fund fracture repair surgery so he can walk and work again.

Samuel
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Fully funded
Samuel's treatment was fully funded on October 6, 2021.

Photo of Samuel post-operation

July 29, 2021

Samuel underwent fracture repair surgery so he can walk and work again.

Samuel underwent a successful surgery for his left ankle fracture that was compromising his mobility after being involved in an accident. He successfully underwent an ankle ORIF surgery to help him with the recovery and enable him to walk again well. Currently, he is walking again using crutches, with hopes for a full recovery. He was discharged home after a physiotherapy review to show him exercises he can continue to do to help his healing.

Samuel says, โ€œThe pain has reduced and I have hopes of walking again. I know soon I will be able to use my legs again.โ€

Samuel underwent a successful surgery for his left ankle fracture that was compromising his mobility after being involved in an accident. He...

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June 7, 2021

Samuel is a 25-year-old motorbike taxi driver from Kenya. His father is a carpenter and his mother runs a greengrocery in their hometown.

On May 8th, Samuel was in a traffic accident that caused a serious fracture to his left ankle. Samuel is unable to walk on his own and is currently using crutches.

Fortunately, surgeons at our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare (AMH), can help. On June 8th, Samuel will undergo a fracture repair procedure called an open reduction and internal fixation. This procedure will help him walk easily again. Now, AMH is requesting $1,500 to fund this procedure.

Samuel shared, โ€œI am in pain and cannot walk without the help of the crutches. The doctor said if I donโ€™t get the surgery my leg will not be okay and canโ€™t work.โ€

Samuel is a 25-year-old motorbike taxi driver from Kenya. His father is a carpenter and his mother runs a greengrocery in their hometown. ...

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Samuel's Timeline

  • June 7, 2021
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Samuel was submitted by Joan Kadagaya, Curative Medical Support Program-Partner Representative at African Mission Healthcare.

  • June 10, 2021
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Samuel received treatment at AIC Kijabe 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 10, 2021
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Samuel's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • July 29, 2021
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Samuel's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • October 6, 2021
    FULLY FUNDED

    Samuel's treatment was fully funded.

Treatment
ORIF Non Hip - Complex
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $1,526 for Samuel's treatment
Subsidies fund $26 and Watsi raises the remaining $1,500
Hospital Fees
$1,289
Medical Staff
$0
Medication
$73
Supplies
$0
Labs
$64
Other
$100

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