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Christopher is a hardworking 30-year-old from Kenya who needs $1,049 to fund a surgery to fix a fractured right collarbone.

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October 11, 2022

Christopher is the first born in his family of three children. He works in different homes taking care of cows or farming work. Although Christopher would have liked to go to college after completing secondary school, his family couldn’t afford it. As a result, he earns limited income from casual labor jobs, which he shares with his mother who needs support.

On Wednesday 5th October, as Christopher went to feed the cows, one cow pushed him to a corner and he was squeezed against the wall until he sustained fracture of the right clavicle. He is unable to attend to his duties that give him income and he is also experiencing pain.

Christopher came to hospital accompanied by his employer. He is currently not in a position to fund his treatment and thus request for assistance.

Fortunately, surgeons at our medical partner can help. On October 13th, Christopher will undergo a fracture repair procedure, called an open reduction and internal fixation. Christopher will be able to use his hand without feeling pain. He will also be able to resume his daily duties and continue to support his mother. Now, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $1,049 to fund this procedure.

Christopher says, “I have a lot of pain and am afraid because I rely on my hands to make a life. I request for help so that I can get my hand treated. I hope to return to my regular workload soon so that I may work and help my needy mother.”

Christopher is the first born in his family of three children. He works in different homes taking care of cows or farming work. Although Ch...

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Christopher's Timeline

  • October 11, 2022
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Christopher was submitted by SAFE Program Admin, SAFE Program Admin at African Mission Healthcare.

  • October 13, 2022
    TREATMENT SCHEDULED

    Christopher was scheduled to receive 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.

  • October 16, 2022
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Christopher's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • TODAY
    AWAITING FUNDING

    Christopher is currently raising funds for his treatment.

  • TBD
    AWAITING UPDATE

    Awaiting Christopher's treatment update from African Mission Healthcare.

Funded by 27 donors

Funded by 27 donors

Treatment
Nazareth - ORIF
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $1,049 for Christopher's treatment
Hospital Fees
$459
Medical Staff
$0
Medication
$26
Supplies
$379
Labs
$104
Radiology
$31
Other
$50

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Stephen

Stephen is a young man from Kenya. He is the firstborn in a family of 3 children. Their family has relied on their mother to provide for them as his father passed away when he was young boy. His mother does deliveries for different shop owners around their town. Stephen had to drop out from college do to inability to pay his school fees, and he now helps around the house and helps his mother with the deliveries, which is the how the family makes ends meet. Stephen 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, Stephen has been experiencing severe headaches since this past July. He visited a hospital where a CT scan was done that revealed that he had a cyst that was obstructing the normal flow of fluid in and out of the head. An urgent surgery was recommended to remove the cyst, but he did not undergo it due to not having the funds for the procedure. A shunt insertion surgery has been recommended along with a craniotomy that will be performed later to remove the cyst. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $720 to cover the cost of surgery for Stephen that will treat his hydrocephalus. The procedure is scheduled to take place on November 23rd and will drain the excess fluid from Stephen's brain. This will reduce intracranial pressure and greatly improve his quality of life. With proper treatment, Stephen will hopefully continue to develop into a strong, healthy man. Stephen says, “I really want to be treated so that I can help my mom provide for us.”

49% funded

49%funded
$356raised
$364to go

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