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.”