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Success! Kennedy from Kenya raised $1,500 to fund fracture repair surgery to help him walk.

Kennedy
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  • $1,500 raised, $0 to go
$1,500
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$0
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Fully funded
Kennedy's treatment was fully funded on July 4, 2021.

Photo of Kennedy post-operation

July 12, 2021

Kennedy underwent fracture repair surgery to help him walk.

Kennedy was involved in a motorbike accident and sustained a fracture that made him unable to use his leg. He needed a surgery to repair his fracture so he could walk and use his leg again. The surgery went as planned and was successful!

After review from the physiotherapy team, Kennedy was cleared to go home. The team is hopeful that he will be able to use his leg without the aid of crutches soon. Kennedy also has an appointment with the dentist to address the teeth he lost during the accident.

He is thankful for the incredible support from Watsi. Full of smiles, Kennedy says, “My hopes of walking are back and I am happy. With this surgery, I will be able to walk and lead a normal life.”

Kennedy was involved in a motorbike accident and sustained a fracture that made him unable to use his leg. He needed a surgery to repair his...

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May 31, 2021

Kennedy is a 23-year-old high school graduate and the second born of four children in his family. Kennedy shared that his father sadly passed away in 2006, and his mother works as a house helper in Nairobi. His older brother works as a watchman in the city and his younger siblings are still in school. He is not working currently, and he lives alone in his family home on a quarter-acre of land.

On May 22nd, while training to drive a motorbike so that he may be able to do this for an income, he was hit by a speeding vehicle and lost control. He fell along the roadside and fractured his right leg. It is difficult for him to walk and he is in chronic pain.

Fortunately, surgeons at our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare (AMH), can help. On June 2nd, Kennedy will undergo a fracture repair procedure called an open reduction and internal fixation. This procedure will help him walk easily again. Now, AMH is requesting $1,500 to fund this procedure.

Kennedy shared, “I recently finished my form four and I have my future to think of. I need to be able to walk well but first I need the surgery to help me.”

Kennedy is a 23-year-old high school graduate and the second born of four children in his family. Kennedy shared that his father sadly passe...

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Kennedy's Timeline

  • May 31, 2021
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Kennedy was submitted by Joan Kadagaya, Curative Medical Support Program-Partner Representative at African Mission Healthcare.

  • June 2, 2021
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Kennedy 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.

  • June 3, 2021
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Kennedy's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • July 4, 2021
    FULLY FUNDED

    Kennedy's treatment was fully funded.

  • July 12, 2021
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Kennedy's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Treatment
ORIF Non Hip - Complex
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $1,526 for Kennedy's treatment
Subsidies fund $26 and Watsi raises the remaining $1,500
Hospital Fees
$1,289
Medical Staff
$0
Medication
$73
Supplies
$0
Labs
$64
Other
$100

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Kyarituha

Kyarituha is a tailor from Uganda. Kyarituha attended school until reaching secondary school class three, but did not finish her education due to financial constraints at home. After leaving, she enrolled at a tailoring practice. Two years ago, Kyarituha stopped working as a tailor and became a homemaker when business stopped being profitable. Kyarituha's husband is a small scale farmer. Together with their 3 children, the family lives in a three-roomed house. Their two older children are in primary school, which requires school fees that the parents find difficult to supply. During her free time, Kyarituha still enjoys being able to repair clothes for her family and friends. Kyarituha is currently expecting her fourth child. She received full antenatal care at our medical partner's care center, Rushoroza Hospital. When she came to the hospital on July 19th with minor pain, she was reviewed and a caesarean section was recommended by her doctors due to a previous c-section and unfavorable fetus position. The procedure could save her from uterine rupture which puts her and her baby at risk. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation (AMH), is helping Kyarituha undergo a C-Section on July 20th. AMH is requesting support for this $207 procedure that will ensure the safety of both the mother and child. Kyarituha shares her future plans, “I pray for a successful surgery. I will resume tailoring as soon as I gather enough business capital but meanwhile, I plan to start farming to assist my husband in taking care of our family.”

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$45raised
$162to go

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