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Success! Bonface from Kenya raised $1,500 to fund leg surgery to help him return to work.

Bonface
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  • $1,500 raised, $0 to go
$1,500
raised
$0
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Fully funded
Bonface's treatment was fully funded on November 29, 2021.

Photo of Bonface post-operation

December 8, 2021

Bonface underwent leg surgery to help him return to work.

Bonface successfully underwent surgery with your financial support. His doctors termed the surgery successful and all went as planned. He’s now on his way to a full recovery! Bonface will continue to come to the clinic to ensure he is healing well.

Bonface shared, “I’m happy about the treatment. I hope to get back on my feet soon and work and take care of my family.”

Bonface successfully underwent surgery with your financial support. His doctors termed the surgery successful and all went as planned. He's ...

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October 26, 2021

Bonface is a 27-year-old who works as a stone-mason to earn a living and raise his family. The income from this venture is inconsistent and therefore negligible to pay for major healthcare costs, including surgery. Bonface has been unable to work since he was in an accident earlier this year when he was coming home from work. He has a wife and a two-year-old son who both depend on him. Bonface’s wife recently took a job as a shopkeeper in their hometown in Kirinyaga since he was unable to work. They live in a one-room house provided by a relative.

Bonface walks with a severe limp and has a cast on his right leg. He was involved in a road traffic accident las January that resulted in a right open midshaft tibial fracture and has since visited different health facilities to help him walk and use his legs well. This fracture necessitated several surgeries including ex-fix, sequestrectomy, and 1st stage bone transport. He is currently scheduled for second bone transport and his family needs help to pay for the surgery.

Bonface shared, “Accidents are terrible; they throw you off balance in life. I am now unable to walk and have not been able to work since the incident. My family relies on me and hopefully, after this treatment, I will be able to take care of them.”

Bonface is a 27-year-old who works as a stone-mason to earn a living and raise his family. The income from this venture is inconsistent and ...

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Bonface's Timeline

  • October 26, 2021
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • October 28, 2021
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Bonface received treatment at AIC Kijabe 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.

  • November 1, 2021
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Bonface's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • November 29, 2021
    FULLY FUNDED

    Bonface's treatment was fully funded.

  • December 8, 2021
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Bonface's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 26 donors

Funded by 26 donors

Treatment
Bone Transport
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $2,215 for Bonface's treatment
Subsidies fund $715 and Watsi raises the remaining $1,500
Hospital Fees
$1,993
Medical Staff
$0
Medication
$46
Supplies
$0
Labs
$53
Other
$123

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Phyu

Phyu is a 17-year-old who lives with her parents, husband, and two brothers on the Thai-Burma border. Her father and husband work as day labourers, while her mother looks after her two younger brothers. Phyu used to help on small jobs too, but stopped six months ago when she first felt unwell. Beginning last October, Phyu felt tired, experienced chest tightness, and oedema in both her legs. A few days later, she went to a clinic and was told that she has a problem with her heart. She received medication and a follow-up appointment for the following week. Although she took the medication regularly, she did not feel any better. When she went back to the clinic, it was closed due to an outbreak of COVID-19 in their area. While she waited for the clinic to reopen, the swelling in her legs worsened and she also had difficulty breathing. Eventually, her employer drove her to Phop Phra Hospital, where she was admitted and given oxygen. The doctor at the hospital referred her to Mae Sot Hospital (MSH) the next day where she received a number of diagnostic tests. The doctor told her that she has a heart condition and diagnosed her with aortic valve regurgitation. The medical team shared that she needed to undergo surgery and told her to travel to Chiang Mai where they can provide the care she needs. Worried about how her family would afford the surgery, once Phyu arrived at the clinic, a medic referred her to our medical partner Burma Children Medical Fund for assistance accessing the treatment she needs. Currently, Phyu feels tired if she walks far or when she has to do anything strenuous such as carrying water or cleaning her house. If she sleeps on her back, she has difficulty breathing. Although she still has oedema in her legs, the swelling has gone down since she started taking medication from MSH. “When I recover from surgery, I want to work to help increase my family’s income so that we can pay back our debt. I also want to support my brother who is attending a teacher training college in Burma. He is a second-year student now," said Phyu with new hope for her future.

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$1,226raised
$274to go

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