Mary is an elderly woman and a farmer from the Rift Valley region in Kenya. She now lives alone after losing her husband a few years ago. Her 4 children have left the nest and live separately with their own families. She does small scale farming to meet her daily needs. Her social-economic status is low and therefore she is unable to meet the cost of surgery.
On August 26th, she was a passenger on a motorcycle when the motorcycle got into an accident. She was rushed to the hospital for first aid and debridement of the open wound on her right foot. She is in pain and unable to walk. At Kapsowar hospital, she had an x-ray done and was diagnosed with a fracture. She needs a surgery, but is unable to raise the funds needed.
Fortunately, surgeons at our medical partner can help. On August 30th, Mary will undergo a fracture repair procedure, called an open reduction and internal fixation. The surgery will help her walk again with ease. She will also be free from pain and the infections caused by the open wound will be cleared. Now, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $1016 to fund this procedure.
Mary said, “My hope is to get treated early for fast recovery so that I can walk and work again.”
Mary is an elderly woman and a farmer from the Rift Valley region in Kenya. She now lives alone after losing her husband a few years ago. He...
Mary underwent fracture repair surgery.
Mary underwent a successful fracture surgery after she sustained a severe injury to her right leg. She had a long stay in the hospital due to infected wounds on her toes which she sustained during the accident. Luckily, her wounds showed a sign of healing and her family requested to be discharged and continue doing dressings at home. After her daughter learned to do safe dressing changes, Mary was finally discharged home from the hospital.
Mary is very happy that she is out of hospital bed and hopeful to be feeling well again soon. She is grateful to the medical and surgical team who did everything to ensure that she recovered from the painful accident. Now after a long stay in the hospital, Mary expressed the freedom she finally feels from all other previous worries. Her family is thankful for Watsi because they would be unable to afford expensive surgical costs at other hospitals.
Mary is in good spirits. She is looking forward to recovering at home so that she can be independent and eat by herself.
She says, “I want to walk again, be independent, and return to my normal duties of farming.’’
Mary underwent a successful fracture surgery after she sustained a severe injury to her right leg. She had a long stay in the hospital due t...