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Success! Fred from Kenya raised $1,016 to fund a nail implant surgery to correct his tibia fracture.

Fred
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Fully funded
Fred's treatment was fully funded on December 1, 2020.

Photo of Fred post-operation

December 10, 2020

Fred underwent a nail implant surgery to correct his tibia fracture.

After sustaining a severe fracture on his right lower limb, Fred finally underwent a successful ORIF surgery. He had a calm stay and fast recovery post-surgery. Fred had to go in for surgery twice after the operating surgeon noticed a fracture on his fibula bone after his surgery. Both surgeries went well and he was discharged a few days later when he was able to ambulate with crutches. Fred will be coming for follow-up surgical review to remove sutures and begin physiotherapy to bring movement back to his ankle.

He says, “I am excited that I am going home after getting treatment. Thank you Watsi for your kindness for giving me hope again.” Fred is looking forward to a fast recovery and so he able to walk again and can continue supporting his young family.

After sustaining a severe fracture on his right lower limb, Fred finally underwent a successful ORIF surgery. He had a calm stay and fast re...

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October 14, 2020

Fred is a 28-year-old man who hails from the Uasin Gishu area in Kenya. He works as a waiter in a local hotel in his village. Fred is a husband and a father of three children aged between 8 years and 4 months.

On October 10th, 2020, Fred was involved in a hit and run road traffic accident with a motorbike while heading home from work. He sustained a right tibia closed fracture and lacerations. Fred was brought by a good samaritan to Watsi’s Medical Partner Care Center Kapsowar Hospital. His wounds were cleaned, a cast was applied, and he was admitted to the male surgical ward because he was unable to use or move his leg. Fred requires a nail implant surgery to correct the fracture and reduce chances of further complications such as healing with a malunion. The procedure will relieve him of pain and help him to walk normally again.

Fred is worried about the struggles his family might face if he is not treated because he is the breadwinner of his family. Prior to his accident, he worked on farms until he was more recently employed at the hotel. His wife does not have a job and she mainly takes care of the children at home. Due to their limited income, they live in a single-room rental house. Fred is not able to meet the cost of surgery and thus appeals for financial assistance.

Fortunately, surgeons at our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare, can help. On October 15th, Fred will undergo a fracture repair procedure, called an open reduction and internal fixation. The surgery will help him walk easily again. Now, our medical partner is requesting $1,016 to fund this procedure.

Fred shared, “I want to receive treatment and walk again so that I can be well and continue supporting my family.”

Fred is a 28-year-old man who hails from the Uasin Gishu area in Kenya. He works as a waiter in a local hotel in his village. Fred is a husb...

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Fred's Timeline

  • October 14, 2020
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Fred was submitted by Robert Kariuki, Process Coordinator at African Mission Healthcare.

  • October 15, 2020
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Fred's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • October 19, 2020
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Fred received treatment at AIC Kapsowar 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.

  • December 1, 2020
    FULLY FUNDED

    Fred's treatment was fully funded.

  • December 10, 2020
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Fred's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 5 donors

Funded by 5 donors

Treatment
ORIF Non Hip (Complex)
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $1,016 for Fred's treatment
Hospital Fees
$248
Medical Staff
$358
Medication
$52
Supplies
$283
Labs
$13
Radiology
$13
Other
$49

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Byereta

Byereta is a 58-year-old farmer and policeman, and a married father to seven children. Two of his daughters are married, while the other five are still studying in school. His wife is a small scale farmer. He shared that because of having many children in school, he had to acquire loans to pay their school fees and support their family. In February of 2020, Byereta visited the hospital with a swelling that caused him unbearable pain. He was diagnosed with a right inguinal hernia and it was recommended that he have surgery, but he was called for training and never underwent the procedure. After his training, he was re-examined and surgery was again recommended to ensure a complete recovery. Because of the hernia, Byereta has difficulty bending down or carrying out any strenuous activity. If not treated, the hernia may become strangulated. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare (AMH), is helping Byereta to receive treatment. Fortunately, on May 22nd, he will undergo hernia repair surgery at AMH's care center. Now, AMH is requesting $230 to fund Byereta's surgery. Once complete, this procedure will hopefully allow him to live more comfortably and confidently. Byereta shared, “I have suffered a lot with this condition because my finances can't enable me pay for my bill on my own due to overwhelming bank loans and the little balance I receive. I use it to buy soap, salt, and paraffin to light the lamp at home. My situation is getting worse yet my entire family looks up to me. I kindly ask for your support so that I can regain my health and continue working effectively for the betterment for my health and my family.”

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$46raised
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