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Success! Monica from Kenya raised $771 to fund hand fracture repair.

Monica
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  • $771 raised, $0 to go
$771
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Monica's treatment was fully funded on May 7, 2020.

Photo of Monica post-operation

March 9, 2020

Monica underwent hand fracture repair.

Monica underwent successful surgery. Her surgery was a difficult case which needed an additional surgery of bone grafting to replace missing bone and repair the bone fracture. A cast was placed on her hand after surgery and she was discharged to go home. Monica will be able to use her dominant hand after full recovery, hence she can be able to do attend to her daily house duties and feed her children.

Monica says, “It always feels good to be treated, walk out of the hospital knowing that my life has changed after sustaining a severe injury. Thank you supporters.”

Monica underwent successful surgery. Her surgery was a difficult case which needed an additional surgery of bone grafting to replace missing...

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January 27, 2020

Monica is a farmer from Kenya. She is a widow and a mother of four ranging between 11 and 2 years of age. Sadly, she lost her husband in February 2018 after he was attacked by bandits and his cattle raided. Monica didn’t go to school when she was young, so she can’t write, read or talk the national language of Swahili. Since her cattle were taken, Monica embarked on farming millet and sorghum in the farm left by her late husband.

Monica arrived at the hospital after she was assaulted by someone she knows two weeks ago and sustained injuries to her right hand. She is not able to work and is in persistent pain.

Fortunately, surgeons at our medical partner can help. On January 28th, Monica will undergo a fracture repair procedure, called an open reduction and internal fixation. This procedure will help her heal and use her hand again. Now, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $771 to fund this procedure.

Monica’s brother says, “Or hope is for her to get treated, she is the sole breadwinner to her family.”

Monica is a farmer from Kenya. She is a widow and a mother of four ranging between 11 and 2 years of age. Sadly, she lost her husband in Feb...

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Monica's Timeline

  • January 27, 2020
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • January 29, 2020
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Monica's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • January 30, 2020
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Monica received treatment at AIC Kapsowar 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.

  • March 09, 2020
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Monica's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • May 07, 2020
    FULLY FUNDED

    Monica's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 21 donors

Funded by 21 donors

Treatment
ORIF Non Hip (Simple)
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $771 for Monica's treatment
Hospital Fees
$206
Medical Staff
$256
Medication
$52
Supplies
$231
Labs
$13
Radiology
$13

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Gideon

Gideon is 6-year-old playful boy. Five days ago, Gideon came to the hospital with a complaint of pain in his right hand, which looked like an obvious fracture due to the deformed and swollen appearance of his arm. He was unable to lift his hand. Gideon sustained the fracture while he was playing with his friends in school. Accompanied by his mother, they walked over 16 miles to get to our hospital to see a doctor and get treated. After the doctor's assessment, Gideon was admitted for skin traction to limit movement and reduce his pain and swelling. Now he has been scheduled for Open Reduction and External Fixation (OREF) surgery on Friday, March 20th. Gideon is the second born in a family of three children. He was born and raised in a small village called Kipkaner where most of the inhabitants work on farms or perform other low-income jobs. His parents did not attend school, so they don’t speak Swahili nor English. The family lives in a small mud hut with grass as a roof. His family gets sustenance from their small farm and consists mostly of millet, sorghum and seasonal fruits like mangos. Gideon likes to spend his days looking after her grandmother's goats. He feels that his grandmother will find it hard to take care of her goats when he is sick. Gideon is in severe pain. He has a hard time sleeping. The family is requesting for financial support for their child to undergo surgery. Gideon’s father says, “I want my son to get back to his normal life. It is paining to see him lay in bed without help.”

78% funded

78%funded
$602raised
$161to go

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