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Success! Davis from Kenya raised $1,145 to fund a fracture repair procedure.

Davis
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Fully funded
Davis's treatment was fully funded on November 9, 2021.

Photo of Davis post-operation

November 15, 2021

Davis underwent a fracture repair procedure.

Davis, who suffered a right femur fracture after falling from a farm machine, underwent a successful fracture repair surgery! After surgery, Davis remained at the hospital for observation and to learn how to use his crutches. As a result of the procedure, Davis will no longer experience pain and will be able to walk well upon recovery.

His family expressed their gratitude, with his mother sharing, “I can now see a smile on his face. He had so much pain before the surgery. I am happy to see him well again. We are very grateful for Watsi.”

Davis, who suffered a right femur fracture after falling from a farm machine, underwent a successful fracture repair surgery! After surgery,...

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September 29, 2021

Davis is a bright young student from a village in Kenya. He’s a six-year-old playful boy and the fourth-born in a family of six. His family lives in a two-roomed iron-built house on their inherited small farm. His father is a farmer who plants maize and his mother is a housewife. Davis’ parents do not have any other source of income and only depend on farming. Due to this, they are having a difficult time financially, especially amid the pandemic.

Unfortunately, on September 27th, Davis sustained a severe injury to his right lower limb after falling from a Sheller machine (a machine for shelling maize cobs) after trying to climb it. After hearing his cries, his father brought him to our medical partner’s care center. The doctors reviewed him and an X-Ray revealed a fracture to his right femur. Davis was admitted to the hospital for skin traction to stabilize his fracture and realign the normal position of the bone. Due to the severity of the injury, Davis is in a lot of pain and couldn’t walk nor sit properly.

Fortunately, surgeons at our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare, can help. On October 1st, Davis will undergo a fracture repair procedure called an open reduction and internal fixation. AMH is requesting $1,145 to help fund this procedure. After successful treatment, Davis will be able to walk and resume his normal life and playful activities.

Davis’ father says, “He has so much pain, I feel sorry for him. I hope he gets treated and feels better and will be well again.”

Davis is a bright young student from a village in Kenya. He's a six-year-old playful boy and the fourth-born in a family of six. His family ...

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Davis's Timeline

  • September 29, 2021
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Davis was submitted by Beatrice Njoroge, Curative Medical Support Program Coordinator at African Mission Healthcare.

  • September 30, 2021
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Davis's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • October 5, 2021
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Davis received treatment at AIC Kapsowar 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.

  • November 9, 2021
    FULLY FUNDED

    Davis's treatment was fully funded.

  • November 15, 2021
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Davis's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Treatment
ORIF Non Hip (Complex)
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $1,145 for Davis's treatment
Hospital Fees
$521
Medical Staff
$3
Medication
$56
Supplies
$359
Labs
$40
Radiology
$12
Other
$154

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Mo is a 72-year-old woman who lives with her friend and friend’s grandson in Burma. During her free time, she enjoys selling vegetables that she foraged. She and her friend are both domestic workers, but Mo had to stop working two months ago due to her worsening condition. Once she stopped working, they began having difficulty purchasing food for themselves. However, Mo shares that her neighbors kindly started providing them with donated food, helping them get by. One day while washing clothes, Mo noticed that her lower left leg and foot were swollen and in pain. Over time, she developed multiple ulcers on the swollen area. She eventually stopped working and sought medical treatment at a nearby village clinic. However, the medication she received unfortunately did not help her condition, and she could not seek treatment elsewhere due to financial constraints. Over time, the ulcers became larger and more painful, preventing her from putting any weight on her left foot and walking. Her condition is also causing her to experience weakness, difficulty sleeping, a decreased appetite, and emotional distress. After a worried neighbor took a picture of Mo and posted it on Facebook explaining her situation and requesting the assistance of donors, a charity group saw the post and traveled to Mo’s house. One of the group's members is a doctor and recommended that she visit a hospital due to her leg being badly infected. The charity group members brought her to our medical partner's care center Mawlamyine Christian Leprosy Hospital (MCLH). There, Mo underwent a physical examination and was diagnosed with chronic ulcers due to Buerger’s disease, a condition that affects blood vessels in the body, causing them to swell. This can prevent blood flow and lead to clots forming. Her doctor recommends that her left leg, which has began turning black from the knee down, be amputated as soon as possible due to it being severely infected. Mo shared that neither she nor the charity group have enough money to fund her needed surgery. Fortunately, a doctor recommended Mo to our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund, who is helping her receive treatment. On August 4th, surgeons will perform a leg amputation, which will hopefully alleviate Mo from her pain and discomfort. Now, she needs help to fund this $1,500 procedure. Mo shares, “At first, I felt hopeless, and I would cry every day and night. I had no one that I could ask for help. I am no longer able to bear this pain. I want to say thank you to everyone who has helped me.”

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