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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, our medical partner in Kenya.

  • 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. 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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Florian

Florian is a 20-year-old farmer from Tanzania. He is sixth born in a family of nine children. He is a very hard working young man and helps his mother working in the family farms. He also helps his mother to look after his young brothers and sisters and assist with putting them through school. Florian was not fortunate to proceed with the school after graduating from his primary school education since his father passed away shortly after and he was forced to join his two brothers in helping their mother. Florian’s father passed away five years ago and his mother is a subsistence farmer. Florian has been diagnosed with hydrocephalus, a condition in which excess cerebrospinal fluid accumulates in the brain and increases intracranial pressure. As a result of his condition, Florian has been experiencing severe headaches and dizziness. Without treatment, Florian will experience severe physical and developmental delays. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $1,300 to cover the cost of surgery for Florian that will treat his hydrocephalus. The procedure is scheduled to take place on September 9th and will drain the excess fluid from Florian's brain. This will reduce intracranial pressure and greatly improve his quality of life. With proper treatment, Florian will hopefully continue to develop into a strong, healthy young man. Florian says, “Please help me get this treatment, my family is not able to pay for my needed surgery. Please help me so that I may get well.”

88% funded

88%funded
$1,146raised
$154to go

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