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Lydiah is a 39-year-old vegetable vendor from Kenya who needs $1,500 to fund leg surgery so she can walk again.

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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 SCHEDULED

    Lydiah was scheduled to receive 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.

  • TODAY
    AWAITING FUNDING

    Lydiah is currently raising funds for her treatment.

  • TBD
    AWAITING UPDATE

    Awaiting Lydiah's treatment update from African Mission Healthcare.

Funded by 32 donors

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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