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Success! Joseph from Kenya raised $1,016 to fund a fracture repair on his right leg.

Joseph
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  • $1,016 raised, $0 to go
$1,016
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$0
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Fully funded
Joseph's treatment was fully funded on June 9, 2021.

Photo of Joseph post-operation

June 21, 2021

Joseph underwent a fracture repair on his right leg.

Joseph, a man of few words, underwent a successful ORIF surgery after sustaining multiple severe injuries after falling from a tree. Joseph, who couldn’t even get out of bed before, is now able to stand and walk with the help of crutches. With Watsi donors’ support, Joseph received free surgery and will also receive post-operative care, medicines, dressings, and physiotherapy.

Joseph is grateful for everyone who made his surgery a success. He says, “I will never be able to return the favor.”

Joseph, a man of few words, underwent a successful ORIF surgery after sustaining multiple severe injuries after falling from a tree. Joseph,...

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April 26, 2021

Joseph is a 59-year-old who relocated from his homeland to Kenya, where he has been for over 20 years. Joseph is a father to one child. His wife left their family many years ago. Currently, Joseph works as a day laborer and is especially well known for his tree cutting skills. He and his son stay with a family on their farm, where he often works.

Several days ago, Joseph experienced an extremely painful accident. He fell from a tree when he was cutting tree branches. As a result, Joseph sustained multiple severe injuries, including multiple left rib fractures with a pneumothorax, and a closed intertrochanteric femur fracture on his right leg. He was rushed to our medical partner’s care center Kapsowar Hospital, where he received emergency care and a chest tube was inserted to drain fluids surrounding his lungs caused by the impact of the incident. Since his admission, his condition has improved. Joseph was also put on traction to restore and maintain straight alignment and length of the fractured bone. Joseph is still bedridden and in pain, and is not able to walk and work. Despite this, he is optimistic that he will recover soon with proper treatment.

Joseph requires funding for the fixation of his fracture to facilitate a full recovery. He is unable to raise any amount for his surgery, and appeals for financial support.

Fortunately, surgeons at our medical partner can help. On April 27th, Joseph will undergo a fracture repair procedure, called an open reduction and internal fixation. This procedure will help Joseph recover from his pain and restore his mobility, allowing him to return to walking and working. Now, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare, is requesting $1,016 to fund his procedure.

Joseph shared, “My hope is to be healed and be on my feet again so that I can continue with my daily duties.”

Joseph is a 59-year-old who relocated from his homeland to Kenya, where he has been for over 20 years. Joseph is a father to one child. His ...

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Joseph's Timeline

  • April 26, 2021
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • April 27, 2021
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Joseph 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.

  • April 27, 2021
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Joseph's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • June 9, 2021
    FULLY FUNDED

    Joseph's treatment was fully funded.

  • June 21, 2021
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Joseph's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 24 donors

Funded by 24 donors

Treatment
ORIF Non Hip (Complex)
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $1,016 for Joseph's treatment
Hospital Fees
$248
Medical Staff
$358
Medication
$52
Supplies
$283
Labs
$13
Radiology
$13
Other
$49

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