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Success! Philemon from Kenya raised $968 to fix a bone fracture.

Philemon
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  • $968 raised, $0 to go
$968
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Philemon's treatment was fully funded on April 13, 2020.

Photo of Philemon post-operation

November 10, 2019

Philemon received treatment to fix his bone fracture.

Philemon underwent successful surgery. He is doing well and he has been discharged to recover at home. Philemon will be able to use his left leg after full recovery hence he can return to his normal duties. Being the firstborn child and most depended on by his siblings, Philemon is hoping that he can walk soon because he is afraid that his siblings might suffer in his absence.

“I am so glad to undergo this surgery after being unable to raise for my medical bills. Thank you for giving me hope again. Despite the fact that I don’t have a steady job, I have been working hard to make ends meet,” says Philemon.

Philemon underwent successful surgery. He is doing well and he has been discharged to recover at home. Philemon will be able to use his left...

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August 14, 2019

Philemon is a farmer from Kenya. Philemon is a 22 year old father of one and himself is the first born child of a family of four. Being the first born child in a less fortunate family, Philemon’s roles were defined so fast that he dropped out of school so that his younger siblings could get a chance to proceed with their studies. He opted to do farming with his dad so that they can improve their humble background. Philemon is hardworking and energetic man who is depended by the family for its daily needs.

Philemon was well until 9th August when he fell from a tree and sustained injury to his left leg and was diagnosed with an open proximal tibia fracture. Philemon was brought to our hospital and was received by our doctors. He underwent his first surgery to clean and close his wounds. He was then admitted to wait for ORIF surgery. He is unable to stand with his left leg. He can only walk with the able of a walker or being wheeled on a wheel chair.

Fortunately, surgeons at our medical partner can help. On August 15th, Philemon underwent a fracture repair procedure, called an open reduction and internal fixation. He will be able to walk normally after treatment. Now, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $968 to fund this procedure.

Philemon says, “I need to walk again, I don’t have a sustainable job to feed my parents and siblings. I also want to make sure that they finish school and get proper education.”

Philemon is a farmer from Kenya. Philemon is a 22 year old father of one and himself is the first born child of a family of four. Being the ...

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Philemon's Timeline

  • August 14, 2019
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Philemon was submitted by Robert Kariuki, Process Coordinator at African Mission Healthcare, our medical partner in Kenya.

  • August 15, 2019
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Philemon 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.

  • November 10, 2019
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Philemon's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • November 10, 2019
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Philemon's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • April 13, 2020
    FULLY FUNDED

    Philemon's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 26 donors

Funded by 26 donors

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

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