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Success! Muiruri from Kenya raised $1,500 to fund a femur fracture repair so he can remain independent.

Muiruri
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  • $1,500 raised, $0 to go
$1,500
raised
$0
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Fully funded
Muiruri's treatment was fully funded on July 5, 2020.

Photo of Muiruri post-operation

August 11, 2020

Muiruri underwent a femur fracture repair.

Muiruri Munini underwent an ORIF femur revision which was successful. The surgery team is optimistic Muiruri will be able to heal soon and walk again. He is grateful for the support to enable him to be independent again and settle his treatment cost, which had proved very difficult to raise for his family.

“Thank you for the generous support. I am so happy I am going back to my family. I know soon I will be able to walk and get back to my normal life again,” Muiruri said.

Muiruri Munini underwent an ORIF femur revision which was successful. The surgery team is optimistic Muiruri will be able to heal soon and w...

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June 23, 2020

Muiruri is an elderly man from rural Kenya. He has 7 children and one who has passed away. He lives on his farm in Muranga with his family. His children do farming for subsistence, and none make earnings enough to help raise funds for their father’s medical bill. Muiruri was able to raise funds for his previous surgery and also used his National Health Insurance Fund (NHIF). Unfortunately, he has exhausted his NHIF limit due to his previous treatment.

In 2019 he was involved a motorcycle accident and had a femur fracture on his left leg. He underwent an ORIF surgery and he was healing well. Early this year, as he was walking home, he slid and fell. The same leg that had an earlier femur fracture was fractured again and now doctors need to carry out an ORIF surgery so he can walk again. Currently, he is not able to walk on his own and he is in a lot of pain.

Fortunately, surgeons at our medical partner can help. On June 29th, Muiruri will undergo a fracture repair procedure, called an open reduction and internal fixation. This procedure will help him walk easily again Now, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $1,500 to fund this procedure.

“I will be happy to be able to walk without struggle and also assist my wife with farm work,” Muiruri told us.

Muiruri is an elderly man from rural Kenya. He has 7 children and one who has passed away. He lives on his farm in Muranga with his family. ...

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Muiruri's Timeline

  • June 23, 2020
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Muiruri was submitted by Joan Kadagaya, Curative Medical Support Program-Partner Representative at African Mission Healthcare, our medical partner in Kenya.

  • June 29, 2020
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Muiruri's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • July 01, 2020
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Muiruri received treatment at AIC Kijabe 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.

  • July 05, 2020
    FULLY FUNDED

    Muiruri's treatment was fully funded.

  • August 11, 2020
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Muiruri's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 29 donors

Treatment
ORIF Non Hip - Complex
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $1,598 for Muiruri's treatment
Subsidies fund $98 and Watsi raises the remaining $1,500
Hospital Fees
$1,434
Medical Staff
$0
Medication
$73
Supplies
$0
Labs
$64
Other
$27

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Rombadi

Rombadi is a 34-year-old man from Uganda. He came to Nyakibale Hospital with inguinal area swelling that has been persistent for over five years. He feels pain and discomfort whenever he walks for a long distance, or does anything strenuous. This has strained his daily work as a bodaboda operator in western Uganda. Rombadi had never been to the hospital before due to financial constraints. Fortunately, he was referred to our partner facility where he was diagnosed with a right inguinal hernia. He requires herniorrhaphy to improve his lifestyle and productivity, and reduce the chances of further complications such as strangulation and intestinal obstruction. Rombadi's work provides him and his family with limited income, making life's requirement hard to meet. His wife works on the farm to provide additional income for their family. He is a father of three and sometimes works on the farm as well especially when business is down. Rombadi is not able to meet the cost of surgery and he appeals for critical support. Fortunately, on May 5th, he will undergo a hernia repair surgery at our medical partner's care center. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $219 to fund Rombadi's surgery. Once completed, this procedure will hopefully allow him to live more comfortably and confidently. Rombadi says: “I hope that if all goes on well with my surgery, I will be able to continue with working to provide more to my family.”

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$26raised
$193to go

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