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Success! Jackson from Kenya raised $1,500 to fund orthopedic surgery.

Jackson
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  • $1,500 raised, $0 to go
$1,500
raised
$0
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Fully funded
Jackson's treatment was fully funded on January 1, 2017.

Photo of Jackson post-operation

February 1, 2017

Jackson underwent successful orthopedic surgery.

Doctors performed the second stage of bone transport. He is scheduled for several clinical visits to assess his improvement. Soon, Jackson will be able to walk easily.

Jackson says, “I am grateful for the treatment received. I hope to be well and educate my sister.”

Doctors performed the second stage of bone transport. He is scheduled for several clinical visits to assess his improvement. Soon, Jackson w...

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December 6, 2016

Jackson is a 30-year-old man from Kenya. He used to work on a construction site, and he used his savings to pay his sister’s school fees. Unfortunately, a road accident in 2014 left Jackson with fractures in his right tibia.

After the accident, Jackson underwent two surgeries. Unfortunately, he could not afford the additional surgery required to complete his treatment. Since then, he has been walking on crutches.

Fortunately, Jackson was referred to our medical partner’s hospital, AIC Kijabe Hospital. On December 7, he underwent a bone transport procedure. This surgery will allow him to use his leg and will prevent severe infection. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, has requested $1,500 to fund his healthcare.

“I want to be able to walk again and provide for my sister,” says Jackson.

Jackson is a 30-year-old man from Kenya. He used to work on a construction site, and he used his savings to pay his sister's school fees. Un...

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Jackson's Timeline

  • December 6, 2016
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • December 7, 2016
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Jackson 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.

  • December 9, 2016
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Jackson's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • January 1, 2017
    FULLY FUNDED

    Jackson's treatment was fully funded.

  • February 1, 2017
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Jackson's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 8 donors

Funded by 8 donors

Treatment
Bone Transport
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $2,109 for Jackson's treatment
Subsidies fund $609 and Watsi raises the remaining $1,500
Hospital Fees
$1,993
Medical Staff
$0
Medication
$46
Supplies
$0
Labs
$53
Other
$17

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Ma Win

Ma Win is an 18-year-old girl who lives with her parents, sister and brother-in-law in Yangon, Burma. Ma Win’s sister works at a clothing factory, while her brother-in-law works as a day laborer. Her parents are homemakers. Before Ma Win's current illness, she also worked at a factory. When Ma Win was four years old, she experienced a bout of high fever, and was brought to the local clinic. She received an injection, and the doctor informed her parents that she was born with a heart problem. However, she was too young at the time for corrective surgery. Instead, she was sent home with medication, and appeared to be doing well until this past year. In April, Ma Win began experiencing chest pains, high fever and difficulty breathing. She went to a clinic, and received an x-ray and an echocardiogram. After the doctor checked her results, she was diagnosed with an opening between two major blood vessels leading from the heart. The doctor told her and her family that she would need to have surgery. When Ma Win explained to the doctor that her family could not afford to pay for the surgery, she was referred to the abbot of a local monastery, who provided the family with information about our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund. Now Ma Win is scheduled for cardiac surgery on October 23rd at Pun Hlaing Hospital. After she has recovered, she should no longer experience chest pains or difficulty breathing, and she won't have to worry any longer about her condition. She will also be able to return to work, which will help ease her family's financial burdens. Now she needs your help to raise $1,500 to cover the cost of her procedure. Ma Win said: “I am scared to receive surgery, but my mother tries to encourage me. However, I am very happy that I will be able to receive treatment with your help. I would like to say thank you so much to all the donors.”

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$1,015raised
$484to go

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