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

Benson
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  • $998 raised, $0 to go
$998
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Benson's treatment was fully funded on September 1, 2017.

Photo of Benson post-operation

August 22, 2017

Benson underwent fracture repair surgery.

Benson underwent successful surgery and will be able to walk again. Soon he will be able to resume his mechanic job to earn a living. Benson is also no longer at risk of mal-union or infection.

He says, “I don’t know what would have happened me if I didn’t get treatment. Now I have hope of having my own family which I can confidently support.”

Benson underwent successful surgery and will be able to walk again. Soon he will be able to resume his mechanic job to earn a living. Benson...

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June 16, 2017

Benson is a 25-year-old man from central Kenya. Benson is the first born in a family of three siblings. He and his father are mechanics, however their work is often quite irregular.

Benson was riding a motorbike when it was hit by a vehicle. The accident resulted in a fractured left tibia. He was brought to the hospital and advised to have surgery before his injury becomes infected or more difficult to heal.

Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is seeking $998 to fund an open reduction internal fixation surgery for Benson, which is scheduled to take place on June 19. This procedure will realign the fractured bone and stabilize it using hardware.

Benson hopes that the surgery will help his leg heal and that he will be able to go on working and living a normal life. Benson says, “I am so worried because I am still young. I really hope my leg will be healed and I will be able to walk again and hope to have my own family to care for one day.”

Benson is a 25-year-old man from central Kenya. Benson is the first born in a family of three siblings. He and his father are mechanics, how...

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Benson's Timeline

  • June 16, 2017
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • June 19, 2017
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Benson 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.

  • June 27, 2017
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Benson's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • August 22, 2017
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Benson's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • September 1, 2017
    FULLY FUNDED

    Benson's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 4 donors

Funded by 4 donors

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

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Meet another patient you can support

100% of your donation funds life-changing surgery.

Sreyna

Sreyna is a 27-year-old woman who has been married for seven years. Together they have a five-year-old daughter in primary school. Sreyna works at a government office, while her husband is an electrician for a construction company in the capital of Phnom Penh. When Sreyna was ten years old, she developed an ear infection that caused the tympanic membrane, or eardrum, in her right ear to perforate. As a result, she has been experiencing chronic pain in her right ear, as well as headaches and ringing noise for many years. She has difficulty hearing things clearly, which complicates her communication with others at work and home. She visited several hospitals for treatments over the years but has still been unable to find relief. Even if her symptoms stop for a while, her hearing is still impacted so she cannot communicate well. Consequently, Sreyna shared that she feels shy amongst her co-workers. Overall, the perforation causes Sreyna to feel ill often, which makes it hard for her to work and support her family. Fortunately, our medical partner, Children's Surgical Centre (CSC), can help Sreyna receive the treatment she needs to finally heal. On March 9th, she will undergo a myringoplasty procedure in her right ear, during which surgeons will close the perforation. CSC is requesting $464 to fund this procedure, including Sreyna's medications, supplies, and inpatient care. Sreyna shared, "I hope that my hearing will improve and I will stop having ear infections. I want to be a good mother and not miss so much work."

4% funded

4%funded
$20raised
$444to go