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Success! Pauline from Kenya raised $1,049 to fund a fracture repair so she can get back to her day-to-day life.

Pauline
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  • $1,049 raised, $0 to go
$1,049
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$0
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Fully funded
Pauline's treatment was fully funded on January 27, 2022.

Photo of Pauline post-operation

March 11, 2022

Pauline underwent a fracture repair so she can get back to her day-to-day life.

Pauline underwent surgery for a fractured femur and clavicle. Her treatment went well and she has recovered and headed home with a smile! With the healing of these surgeries, Pauline will be able to use her leg and her arm & hand again.

“As I prayed God has been with me as I went and came out of the operation. I am still trusting in Him so that I can get a full recovery, to be able to use my leg and my hand. God bless you all!” shared Pauline.

Pauline underwent surgery for a fractured femur and clavicle. Her treatment went well and she has recovered and headed home with a smile! Wi...

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January 11, 2022

Pauline is a vegetable vendor from Kiambu County in Kenya. She is married and has four children who are all grown and have their own families. Her husband has been working for a company for about 40 years as an office assistant.

Last week Pauline was hit by a motorcycle while she waited to cross the road en route to her small vegetable business. First aid was done on site then she was rushed to Nazareth Hospital. X-rays confirmed she had sustained fractures of the right femur, tibia, and left clavicle. The surgeon has recommended two surgeries so she can heal, one for the right femur and the other for the left clavicle. She is in pain and can neither use her hand nor walk easily due to the fractures.

She has applied for health insurance coverage, but so far this has been rejected. Her family is unable to raise the money required for the surgery as the income from her husband’s job is just enough to sustain their basic needs.

Fortunately, surgeons at our medical partner can help. On January 13th, Pauline will undergo a fracture repair procedure, called an open reduction and internal fixation. This procedure will relieve her of her pain and restore the use of her hand and leg. Now, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $1,049 to fund this procedure.

Grace says, “I thank God I survived the accident. I know I will get better and go back to my normal activities by God’s grace.”

Pauline is a vegetable vendor from Kiambu County in Kenya. She is married and has four children who are all grown and have their own famili...

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Pauline's Timeline

  • January 11, 2022
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Pauline was submitted by Edward Mugane, Impact Assessment Coordinator at African Mission Healthcare.

  • January 13, 2022
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Pauline 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.

  • January 18, 2022
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Pauline's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • January 27, 2022
    FULLY FUNDED

    Pauline's treatment was fully funded.

  • March 11, 2022
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Pauline's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 15 donors

Funded by 15 donors

Treatment
Nazareth - ORIF
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $1,049 for Pauline's treatment
Hospital Fees
$459
Medical Staff
$0
Medication
$26
Supplies
$379
Labs
$104
Radiology
$31
Other
$50

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Ann

Ann is a 45-year-old woman from a remote area in Kiambu County of Kenya. She is married and they have four children. Ann takes care of their house and children without a source of income and her husband works as a driver. What he earns is just enough to cater to their family needs and children's education. Transportation is a great challenge where they live. To come to the hospital today, Ann left her house at 4 a.m. to make it to Nazareth Hospital by the morning time. Since the age of four, Ann started having on-and-off bouts of tonsillitis. Two of her children, as well as other family members, have already undergone tonsillectomy, but she has not yet managed to be healed. Over the past year, she has been repeatedly needing to go to the hospital and has had many injections. She has been experiencing neck pain, swollen and infected tonsils, headaches, and earaches. The ENT surgeon has advised her to have her tonsils removed. Ann’s husband has coverage under a national health insurance plan, but her surgery was not approved for support. Our Medical Partner African Mission Healthcare is now helping to raise $565 to cover her treatment. "Our insurance is currently having issues, but I can’t wait to have the tonsils removed. They have disrupted my normal life and the injections are too many and even more painful than the tonsils. I am pleading for support so that I can get over this problem, to regain my normal life, and take care of my family," said Ann.

26% funded

26%funded
$148raised
$417to go

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