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Success! Benard from Kenya raised $1,049 to fund a fracture repair procedure on his right leg.

Benard
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  • $1,049 raised, $0 to go
$1,049
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Benard's treatment was fully funded on February 27, 2021.

Photo of Benard post-operation

March 1, 2021

Benard underwent a fracture repair procedure on his right leg.

Benard had successful surgery and was excited to be able to move around well after his procedure. By the time he went home, he could walk well using crutches. By just looking at Benard after his treatment, everyone could see how excited and hopeful he was. Benard is very happy that soon he would be able to resume his job and take care of his young family.

With a bold smile Benard said, “At least my worry is reduced after this surgery. Very soon once my leg is healed I will go back and continue with my work so that I can put bread on the table for my family. Please pass my appreciation to my sponsors and share I will continue to pray for them.”

Benard had successful surgery and was excited to be able to move around well after his procedure. By the time he went home, he could walk we...

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January 4, 2021

Benard is a 35-year-old man from Kiambu County in Kenya. He works as a laborer, off-loading trucks carrying construction materials. His wife is a housemaker and together they have three children aged 10 years, 9 years and 3 months old.

In December 2020, Benard slipped and fell from a raised water tank he was inspecting, fracturing his right tibia and fibula. He was taken to a clinic in the neighbourhood, where first aid was administered. Afterwards, Benard went to Watsi’s Medical Partner Care Center Nazareth Hospital for an x-ray, which confirmed a fracture of his right tibia and fibula close to his ankle joint. Surgeons recommend he undergoes a fracture repair surgery. If not treated, Benard’s fracture could heal while misaligned or be malunited, resulting in limited use of his right limb, deformity, and infection.

However, this procedure is costly for Benard and his family. He is the sole breadwinner of the family, and does not have savings to pay for his care. He appeals for financial support.

Fortunately, surgeons at our medical partner can help. On January 5th, Benard will undergo a fracture repair procedure, called an open reduction and internal fixation. The surgery will ease his pain, allow him to recover, and help him to be able to walk with ease again. Now, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $1,049 to fund this procedure.

Benard shared, “My head is spinning because I do not know what would happen to my family if I was unable to go to work due to my injury. I would really appreciate help with the surgery so that I can continue providing for my family.”

Benard is a 35-year-old man from Kiambu County in Kenya. He works as a laborer, off-loading trucks carrying construction materials. His wife...

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Benard's Timeline

  • January 4, 2021
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • January 5, 2021
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Benard received treatment at Nazareth 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.

  • January 5, 2021
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Benard's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • February 27, 2021
    FULLY FUNDED

    Benard's treatment was fully funded.

  • March 1, 2021
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Benard's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 19 donors

Funded by 19 donors

Treatment
Nazareth - ORIF
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $1,049 for Benard's treatment
Hospital Fees
$459
Medical Staff
$0
Medication
$26
Supplies
$379
Labs
$104
Radiology
$31
Other
$50

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