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Success! Dismas from Kenya raised $1,145 to fund fracture repair surgery so that he can walk and work again.

Dismas
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Fully funded
Dismas's treatment was fully funded on September 26, 2022.

Photo of Dismas post-operation

October 5, 2022

Dismas underwent fracture repair surgery so that he can walk and work again.

A very happy Dismas underwent a successful surgery to heal a fractured bone and was discharged home four days later walking with crutches.

Dismas was very weak during the initial physiotherapy sessions but he gained strength after repeatedly ambulating around the hospital ward. He had also lost a lot of weight as he could not eat due to the psychological pressure that he felt as the sole family breadwinner.

Dismas is now walking normally though with crutches, has gained weight, and has renewed peace of mind. Generally, he is stable psychologically, physically, and mentally. He is now looking forward to his full recovery so he can go back to doing his normal duties and be able to live well with his family.

Dismas says, ”My state really got me worried. I was not able to answer even calls of nature. I didn’t imagine doing things by myself again but God is faithful and I am very grateful.”

A very happy Dismas underwent a successful surgery to heal a fractured bone and was discharged home four days later walking with crutches. ...

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April 25, 2022

Dismas is a boda boda taxi driver from Kenya. He is a bright and hardworking young man from a highland region in Elgeyo Marakwet County. Dismas is the third born in a family of four. He studied up to the 7th grade in primary school, but then had to stop attending due to the school fees. Now he lives in a rental house with his wife and their son. His parents live in a place far from him in a semi-arid area, and he moved to look for work and to earn a living. Before his recent accident, Dismas was employed as a motorcycle driver and his limited wages enabled him to sustain his family and give his parents a little support.

After a severe road traffic accident about three weeks ago, Dismas was taken to the hospital on a stretcher and is still unable to walk. The bill for his care has been accumulating and he had no funds to pay due to his current state and inability to work. Well-wishers helped him pay the bill and he was discharged home with his fracture stabilized on a splint. One of his brothers reached out to a friend who knew of our medical partner’s care center, Kapsowar Hospital, and he was brought in to see if they could help him. An x-ray found that he sustained fractures of the distal tibia and fibula.

Fortunately, surgeons at our medical partner can help. On April 26th, Dismas will undergo a fracture repair procedure, called an open reduction and internal fixation. After he heals from this surgery, he will be able to walk easily again. Now, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare, is requesting $1145 to fund this procedure.

Dismas says, “It really hurts when I see my family suffering. I am worried about their future if my condition doesn’t change. Kindly help me get well so that they may not be impacted even more.”

Dismas is a boda boda taxi driver from Kenya. He is a bright and hardworking young man from a highland region in Elgeyo Marakwet County. Dis...

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Dismas's Timeline

  • April 25, 2022
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • April 29, 2022
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Dismas's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • May 4, 2022
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Dismas received treatment at AIC Kapsowar 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.

  • September 26, 2022
    FULLY FUNDED

    Dismas's treatment was fully funded.

  • October 5, 2022
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Dismas's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 26 donors

Funded by 26 donors

Treatment
ORIF Non Hip (Complex)
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $1,145 for Dismas's treatment
Hospital Fees
$521
Medical Staff
$3
Medication
$56
Supplies
$359
Labs
$40
Radiology
$12
Other
$154

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Safia is a bright student - she is an orphan who is still mourning the loss of her mother who passed on in February 2022. Her father died a few years ago, and she lives with her relatives in Moyale. She has not been able to attend her classes since she started feeling unwell. She is the last born in a family of five children. She does not have medical coverage and is unable to raise the required amount for the surgery. She first experienced a small itch on her leg at the beginning of April 2022. She later experienced swelling in that area, and she did not have any feeling on the infected leg. Over time, the situation worsened and developed pus. She now has a chronic wound on her left leg that requires debridement and skin grafting. Safia was referred to our medical partner's care center Kijabe Hospital by friends after her condition did not improve. She visited the facility and underwent a sequestrectomy on the 8th of September and now needs a debridement and skin graft procedure. Fortunately, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare, is helping Safia receive treatment. On September 14th, surgeons will perform a debridement and skin graft procedure so she can walk without straining and be able to attend school and continue with her studies. Now, Safia needs help to fund this $1,185 procedure. Safia's aunt says, “She has been away from school for almost five months now. Her condition keeps getting worse that she is unable to walk. We even have to carry her to the bathroom. She needs this surgery, or she will lose her leg.“

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$624raised
$561to go

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