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

Joseph
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  • $998 raised, $0 to go
$998
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Joseph's treatment was fully funded on August 31, 2017.

Photo of Joseph post-operation

August 22, 2017

Joseph underwent fracture repair surgery.

As the healing takes place, Joseph will be able to use his right hand and will be able to resume his work at construction sites.

He says, “I am very grateful to Watsi for supporting me and I can’t wait to see my hand well again so that I can start earning my living again and supporting my parents.”

As the healing takes place, Joseph will be able to use his right hand and will be able to resume his work at construction sites. He says,...

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April 11, 2017

Joseph is a 43-year-old single man from Kenya. The fifth of nine children in his family, he lives with his parents and helps to support them. He works as a construction worker and has skills in masonry as well.

On January 29, Joseph fell at a construction site, fracturing his elbow. Unable to receive proper treatment at the time of the accident, Joseph is now at risk of losing function in his elbow due to malunion of his broken bones.

On April 18, Joseph will undergo surgery at Nazareth Hospital, our medical partner’s care center, to properly realign his elbow. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is asking for $998 to cover the cost of his surgery.

After treatment, Joseph is expected to make a full recovery!

Joseph is a 43-year-old single man from Kenya. The fifth of nine children in his family, he lives with his parents and helps to support them...

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Joseph's Timeline

  • April 11, 2017
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Joseph was submitted by Robert Kariuki, Process Coordinator at African Mission Healthcare.

  • April 14, 2017
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Joseph's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • April 18, 2017
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Joseph 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.

  • August 22, 2017
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Joseph's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • August 31, 2017
    FULLY FUNDED

    Joseph's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 4 donors

Funded by 4 donors

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

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Josephina

Josephina is a young woman from Tanzania. She is the last-born child in a family of seven children, and lives with most of her siblings and both parents. Her parents are small-scale farmers who depend on agriculture to meet their basic needs. Though times have been hard, they are trying to manage. Josephina is hard-working and enjoys helping her mother with home chores like cooking, cleaning dishes, and washing clothes. She completed her primary school education, but unfortunately, she has not been able to continue with further studies because of financial challenges. In 2011, as she was helping her mother in the kitchen, her dress caught fire, burning her around the thighs. She was taken to the hospital where she received treatment for the open wounds. All the wounds healed, leaving her pain free for some time. She has now developed contractures and has pain and discomfort. Josephina came to our health center seeking treatment, but her parents cannot afford to pay for it. They appeal for support. Fortunately, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is helping Josephina receive treatment. On October 19th, surgeons at their care center will perform a burn contracture release surgery to help her be pain free and live a comfortable life. Now, her family needs help to fund this $874 procedure. Josephina’s mother says, “My child has had to endure pain for a while because we did not know that her condition can be treated. We hope that she won’t have any pain after this.”

46% funded

46%funded
$406raised
$468to go

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