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Success! Lydiah from Kenya raised $1,500 to fund leg surgery so she can walk again.

Lydiah
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  • $1,500 raised, $0 to go
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Fully funded
Lydiah's treatment was fully funded on November 9, 2022.

Photo of Lydiah post-operation

November 21, 2022

Lydiah underwent leg surgery so she can walk again.

Lydiah had an infected fracture in her leg that required urgent attention. She was scheduled for surgery to help with the wound and risked losing her leg if she could not get the surgery. She was financially constrained and requested help from Watsi. Lydiah has now been able to undergo several surgeries to address her condition and her treatment was successful. Her care went on as planned and she is currently in physiotherapy.

Lydiah says, “I haven’t been able to go to work at the market because of the fracture and infections. Now after this surgery, I have all hopes of walking again. My pain has reduced and I am feeling much better.”

Lydiah had an infected fracture in her leg that required urgent attention. She was scheduled for surgery to help with the wound and risked l...

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May 23, 2022

Lydiah is a 39-year-old woman, living with her husband and teenaged child in Kenya. While Lydiah works as a vegetable vendor - traditionally known as a mama mboga - her husband is employed as a clothing vendor.

On her way to work in March 2021, Lydiah was hit by a motorcycle. She sustained a fracture of the right femur, necessitating three surgeries and multiple trips to the hospital. Despite the care that she has already received, an infection of the fracture has set in, and if Lydiah doesn’t receive treatment soon, she risks losing her leg and becoming permanently disabled. Currently, Lydiah cannot walk, and is confined to a wheelchair.

Lydiah is scheduled to undergo surgery for the infected fracture on May 24th, at the AIC Kijabe Hospital. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare, is requesting $1,500 to cover the cost of Lydiah’s surgery, which will enable her to walk again.

Lydiah says, “I haven’t been able to go to the market to sell my vegetables because of the fracture and multiple infections. I am afraid of losing my leg and being unable to walk. I am in constant pain and need support to get this treatment.”

Lydiah is a 39-year-old woman, living with her husband and teenaged child in Kenya. While Lydiah works as a vegetable vendor - traditionall...

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Lydiah's Timeline

  • May 23, 2022
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • May 24, 2022
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Lydiah 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.

  • May 25, 2022
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Lydiah's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • November 9, 2022
    FULLY FUNDED

    Lydiah's treatment was fully funded.

  • November 21, 2022
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Lydiah's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Treatment
Sequestrectomy
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $1,614 for Lydiah's treatment
Subsidies fund $114 and Watsi raises the remaining $1,500
Hospital Fees
$1,123
Medical Staff
$67
Medication
$61
Supplies
$233
Labs
$23
Radiology
$30
Other
$77

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