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Success! Susan from Kenya raised $1,500 to fund mobility-restoring ankle surgery to repair a fracture.

Susan
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  • $1,500 raised, $0 to go
$1,500
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$0
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Fully funded
Susan's treatment was fully funded on December 22, 2020.

Photo of Susan post-operation

August 17, 2020

Susan underwent mobility-restoring ankle surgery to repair a fracture.

Following a review by the orthopedic team, Susan underwent Right Ankle ORIF (Bimalleolar) surgery on the 3rd of July to help her get back on her feet again. According to the team’s feedback, the operation was an astounding success, and hopefully, she will be able to walk and work soon. Susan is thankful for the support.

“Given my financial situation, I didn’t have hopes of getting any treatment anywhere. I am glad I got assistance and hope that soon I will be able to help my husband with farm work and feed my family,” Susan said.

Following a review by the orthopedic team, Susan underwent Right Ankle ORIF (Bimalleolar) surgery on the 3rd of July to help her get back on...

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July 3, 2020

Susan is married and blessed with five children, they all live together on their small-scale farm. She is entirely reliant on her farm produce for income. In her previous hospital admission, the family exhausted all of their savings and had to hold a funding drive to help pay for the bill.

Early in June, as Suzan was walking down a staircase she fell and injured her right ankle. She was rushed to a dispensary where first aid was administered and she was referred to their district hospital where an x-ray was done and a cast was placed. She was admitted for two weeks without any review by the doctor. So, she requested a discharge and came to our facility because she is not able to walk and is still in pain.

Fortunately, surgeons at our medical partner can help. On July 3rd, Susan will undergo a fracture repair procedure, called an open reduction and internal fixation. This is procedure will help her walk easily again and no longer be in pain. Now, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $1,500 to fund this procedure.

“I will be happy to be able to help my husband with farm work,” Susan shared.

Susan is married and blessed with five children, they all live together on their small-scale farm. She is entirely reliant on her farm produ...

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Susan's Timeline

  • July 3, 2020
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • July 03, 2020
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Susan received treatment at AIC Kijabe 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.

  • July 07, 2020
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Susan's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • August 17, 2020
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Susan's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • December 22, 2020
    FULLY FUNDED

    Susan's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 30 donors

Funded by 30 donors

Treatment
ORIF Non Hip - Complex
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $1,526 for Susan'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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Tun

Tun is a 73-year-old man who lives with his three daughters in Umpiem Mai Refugee Camp in Thailand. Each month, Tun's household receives a small cash card to purchase rations in the camp, and their monthly household income is just enough to cover daily expenses. In his free time, Tun loves to read books and loves telling stories to his neighbours’ children. He is always welcoming, giving the children snacks and telling them stories from his home. Tun also loves to grow different types of vegetables around his house, sharing the harvest with his neighbours who cannot afford to buy vegetables. Before he felt unwell, Tun used to volunteer, organising cleaning groups in the camp and helping with road repairs. Currently, Tun experiences on and off pain in his upper abdomen. He also has a slight fever and often feels nauseous. Over time, his appetite has gradually decreased, and he has lost weight. Tun has been advised to undergo a cholecystectomy, the surgical removal of the gallbladder. If his condition is left untreated, Tun's symptoms will continue to worsen and he will be at risk for further health complications in the future. After seeking treatment through our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund (BCMF), Tun is scheduled to undergo his cholecystectomy on February 16th. BCMF is requesting $1,500 to cover the total cost of Tun's procedure and care. Once recovered, he will able to resume gardening, volunteering, and socializing with others in the camp. Tun shared, “I love volunteering and I am happy to help the community with whatever I can. But since I got sick, I cannot participate, and I cannot go to the monastery to help clean nor can I meditate. If I ever feel better again, I will continue to help my community with whatever I can do and I will also continue to grow vegetables around my house for my family and for my neighbours.”

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$993raised
$507to go

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