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Success! Michael from Kenya raised $998 to fund fracture repair surgery.

Michael
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  • $998 raised, $0 to go
$998
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Michael's treatment was fully funded on December 8, 2017.

Photo of Michael post-operation

December 11, 2017

Michael underwent fracture repair surgery.

After recovery, he will be able to use his hand again. He will be able to resume work and earn a living.

“After three months of agony, I now have the hope of using my hand again. I can’t wait for that moment so that I can look for a job again and support myself and my mum,” he says.

After recovery, he will be able to use his hand again. He will be able to resume work and earn a living. “After three months of agony, I ...

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November 5, 2017

Michael is a casual laborer from Kenya. He is the second born in a family of three kids. Michael does odd jobs to earn a living.

Three months ago, Michael slipped and fell, sustaining a closed fracture of the radius bone. He was taken to a nearby clinic, and a Plaster of Paris was applied.

He visited our medical partner’s care center, and an x-ray showed that his bones have not united correctly. Michael is in pain and cannot use his right hand.

Fortunately, surgeons at our medical partner can help. On November 6, Michael will undergo a fracture repair procedure, called an open reduction and internal fixation. This treatment will enable Michael use his hand again and eventually resume his odd jobs. Now, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $998 to fund this procedure.

“My mum is the only one I have and she is not able to help, I hope to get help and have my hand working again,” says Michael.

Michael is a casual laborer from Kenya. He is the second born in a family of three kids. Michael does odd jobs to earn a living. Three mo...

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Michael's Timeline

  • November 5, 2017
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • November 6, 2017
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Michael's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • November 9, 2017
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Michael received treatment at Nazareth 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.

  • December 8, 2017
    FULLY FUNDED

    Michael's treatment was fully funded.

  • December 11, 2017
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Michael's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 13 donors

Funded by 13 donors

Treatment
Nazareth - ORIF
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $998 for Michael's treatment
Hospital Fees
$458
Medical Staff
$0
Medication
$26
Supplies
$379
Labs
$104
Radiology
$31

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