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Success! Samson from Kenya raised $1,500 to fund fracture repair surgery.

Samson
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  • $1,500 raised, $0 to go
$1,500
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Samson's treatment was fully funded on October 9, 2021.

Photo of Samson post-operation

September 27, 2021

Samson underwent fracture repair surgery.

Samson underwent a left tibia fracture repair to heal his leg. The surgery was successful and Samson is now able to get around on crutches. He’s relieved to be back on the move and hopeful for his full recovery.

Samson says, “I was afraid of not being able to walk well again. But with this surgery, I am happy because doctors have assured me that I will not be like this forever.”

Samson underwent a left tibia fracture repair to heal his leg. The surgery was successful and Samson is now able to get around on crutches. ...

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August 10, 2021

Samson is a 26-year-old minibus conductor. He shared with us that he was orphaned in 2008 and currently lives with a relative in a rented two room house. He has relied on his older sister to help with his medical bills, but unfortunately, his sister lost her job due to the pandemic.

Two months ago, Samson was struck by a motorcycle on his way home. He fractured his left tibia and was seen at a hospital in Nairobi where his leg was casted. However, after removing the cast, re-examining his leg and doing an x-ray, surgery was recommended as he had not healed. Samson currently moves around with crutches due to difficulty walking and he continues to experience leg pain.

Fortunately, surgeons at our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare (AMH), can help. On August 10th, Samson will undergo a fracture repair procedure called an open reduction and internal fixation. The surgery will help his fractures fully heal and allow him to walk comfortably again. Now, AMH is requesting $1,500 to fund this procedure.

Samson shared, “I am struggling to walk and my leg is so painful. I cannot work in this condition and unless I get the treatment I’m worried I might end up crippled.”

Samson is a 26-year-old minibus conductor. He shared with us that he was orphaned in 2008 and currently lives with a relative in a rented tw...

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Samson's Timeline

  • August 10, 2021
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Samson was submitted by Edward Mugane, Impact Assessment Coordinator at African Mission Healthcare.

  • August 10, 2021
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Samson 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.

  • August 10, 2021
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Samson's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • September 27, 2021
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Samson's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • October 9, 2021
    FULLY FUNDED

    Samson's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 29 donors

Treatment
ORIF Non Hip - Complex
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $1,593 for Samson's treatment
Subsidies fund $93 and Watsi raises the remaining $1,500
Hospital Fees
$1,043
Medical Staff
$77
Medication
$105
Supplies
$239
Labs
$13
Radiology
$40
Other
$76

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