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Success! Gerald from Kenya raised $968 to fund fracture repair surgery.

Gerald
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  • $968 raised, $0 to go
$968
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Gerald's treatment was fully funded on August 20, 2019.

Photo of Gerald post-operation

September 15, 2019

Gerald underwent fracture repair surgery.

Gerald underwent a successful ORIF surgery which the orthopedic surgeon termed it as a difficult surgery due to its complexity and its outcome might cause long term pain and might require ankle fusion after 15 years. Gerald who had lost hope is filled with joy. He says, “This is what I have been looking for, I just wanted to get treated but my family were unable to pay for my surgery. I was connected to the hospital by my friend and now my fracture has been fixed. Thank you.”

Gerald says, “I doubted if I could walk again but since I came to the hospital I received several words of hope and encouragement. I am optimistic that I will walk again. I am looking forward to starting a micro business and later get married.”

Gerald underwent a successful ORIF surgery which the orthopedic surgeon termed it as a difficult surgery due to its complexity and its outco...

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August 2, 2019

Gerald is a man from Kenya. Three months ago, Gerald fell into a construction ditch. He sustained a traumatic left tibia fibula fracture. He is not able to walk without support and is in pain.

Fortunately, surgeons at our medical partner can help. On August 3, Gerald will undergo a fracture repair procedure, called an open reduction and internal fixation. This procedure will help him walk easily again. Now, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $968 to fund this procedure.

Gerald says, “If I could be walking now I could be looking for work. I have faith that I will walk again.”

Gerald is a man from Kenya. Three months ago, Gerald fell into a construction ditch. He sustained a traumatic left tibia fibula fracture. He...

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Gerald's Timeline

  • August 2, 2019
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • August 03, 2019
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Gerald 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.

  • August 04, 2019
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Gerald's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • August 20, 2019
    FULLY FUNDED

    Gerald's treatment was fully funded.

  • September 15, 2019
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Gerald's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 19 donors

Funded by 19 donors

Treatment
ORIF Non Hip (Complex)
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $968 for Gerald's treatment
Hospital Fees
$248
Medical Staff
$359
Medication
$52
Supplies
$283
Labs
$13
Radiology
$13

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Mee

Mee is a 53-years-old woman who lives with her husband and two daughters who are studying in grade nine and six at a local high school. Mee’s husband is a carpenter and she is a homemaker. Their income is not enough to cover their expenses. About ten years ago, Mee had joint pain and swollen knees. She went to Mae Tao Clinic (MTC) where she received blood test and vital signs. The results showed Mee has hypertension as well as arthritis. She also found out that she has a goiter related problem. She received one month worth of medication for all three conditions. Since then, Mee went back to MTC every month for follow-up appointment and to received medication. After three years of taking medication, Mee was told that she does not need to take medication for goiter anymore. Up until now, Mee has been going back to the same clinic for regular medication for her goiter. Meanwhile, Mee feels like her goiter has grown bigger. One day, she happened to meet a health worker in her village who told her to go and seek treatment at MTC. So Mee, along with her friend, went to MTC. From there, she was told to go to Mae Sot Hospital (MSH) for further investigation. Mee then went to MSH the following day and she received blood tests and an ultrasound. With the results, the doctor confirmed Mee has a goiter. He said Mee needs to undergo surgery because oral medication or injection would not decrease the size of her goiter. Currently, Mee cannot sleep well but she can eat well. Sometimes, when she carries heavy things, she feels pain in her neck.

87% funded

87%funded
$1,317raised
$182to go

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