Meet another patient

Watsi logo blueWatsi

Success! Lazarus from Kenya raised $1,500 to fund spinal surgery.

Lazarus
100%
  • $1,500 raised, $0 to go
$1,500
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Lazarus's treatment was fully funded on August 31, 2017.

Photo of Lazarus post-operation

August 22, 2017

Lazarus underwent spinal surgery.

Lazarus’s surgery was successful. He has recovered from the spine injury but has been confined to a wheelchair while he heals. He has since been discharged. The successful surgery helped reduce complications, such as total disability in his lower limbs. He will be returning for review to assess his recovery.

Lazarus says, “I hope that I will leave the wheelchair and be back on my feet to work on my own. I am grateful for the assistance. God bless you.”

Lazarus's surgery was successful. He has recovered from the spine injury but has been confined to a wheelchair while he heals. He has since ...

Read more
May 10, 2017

Lazarus is a 33-year-old father to two young children. For most of his life, Lazarus has worked as a daytime laborer, harvesting and moving sand for construction projects.

Sadly, Lazarus was involved in a car accident that caused him to sustain various injuries, including a severe injury to his spinal cord. Directly after this incident, Lazarus was brought to a hospital in Kijabe (a town in Kenya) and was administered preliminary first aid. Upon returning home, his condition worsened quickly, and he returned to Kijabe the following day.

Lazarus is scheduled to receive a spinal fusion surgery on May 10. This procedure uses bone to make a bridge between damaged vertebrae. This bone graft helps new bone grow and will hopefully help Lazarus recover from this debilitating injury. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation (AMHF), is requesting $1,500 to fund this operation.

With Lazarus’s uncertain financial situation and children in mind, Lazarus’s mother says, “I hope he gets well and can continue providing for his family.”

Lazarus is a 33-year-old father to two young children. For most of his life, Lazarus has worked as a daytime laborer, harvesting and moving ...

Read more

Lazarus's Timeline

  • May 10, 2017
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Lazarus was submitted by Maya Murao, Fellow at African Mission Healthcare.

  • May 10, 2017
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Lazarus 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 15, 2017
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Lazarus's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • August 22, 2017
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Lazarus's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • August 31, 2017
    FULLY FUNDED

    Lazarus's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 4 donors

Funded by 4 donors

Treatment
Spinal Fusion
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $3,090 for Lazarus's treatment
Subsidies fund $1,590 and Watsi raises the remaining $1,500
Hospital Fees
$2,476
Medical Staff
$0
Medication
$107
Supplies
$0
Labs
$112
Other
$395

Meet another patient you can support

100% of your donation funds life-changing surgery.

Sa

Sa is a 36-year-old woman who likes to sew clothes. She also enjoys doing household chores and making delicious curries. Her husband is a nightguard at a hospital. Since 2015, Sa started to experience pain in her back and her pelvic area. Since December, her pain has worsened which makes it hard for her to sleep. She shared that she is feeling increasingly worried and depressed since she first experienced the pain and realized that she was unwell. Watsi donors helped support a CT scan and doctors have now diagnosed her with bilateral ovarian cancer. To help treat her condition, her doctors advised Sa to undergo a total abdominal hysterectomy, the surgical removal of her uterus and cervix. If left untreated, Sa's symptoms will continue to worsen and put her at risk for further health complications in the future. Fortunately, Sa is scheduled to undergo her hysterectomy on February 25th. Our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund, is requesting $1,500 to cover the total cost of her procedure and care. Once recovered, she is hopeful that she'll no longer be in pain and will have a better shot at recovering from cancer. Sa said, "I was very worried when I heard that I needed surgery and that it would cost a lot of money. I was worried that if the donors stopped helping me, where would I come up with enough money to pay for my surgery. I could not sleep last night, constantly worrying about my treatment cost. When I called BCMF's staff and they told me that donors could pay for my surgery, I felt so much better. Thank you everyone for helping me."

70% funded

70%funded
$1,058raised
$442to go

Meet another patient you can support

100% of your donation funds life-changing surgery.