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Success! Charity from Kenya raised $1,049 to fund a fracture repair procedure.

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Fully funded
Charity's treatment was fully funded on January 27, 2022.

Photo of Charity post-operation

March 14, 2022

Charity underwent a fracture repair procedure.

Charity had a successful fracture treatment and recovered well postoperatively. She finally went home feeling stronger and able to walk using crutches. The medical team advised her on good nutritional habits to regain healthy blood levels.

As she heals, Charity will be able to use her leg again and also be able to resume her small business to support her family.

“Though I felt weak I am very grateful for the support on my surgery. It could have been very painful if I was to wait a long time for health insurance. I am now confident as soon as my leg heals, I will be up and about doing my job and caring for my family,” said Charity.

Charity had a successful fracture treatment and recovered well postoperatively. She finally went home feeling stronger and able to walk usin...

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January 16, 2022

Charity is a vegetable vendor from Kenya. She is married and a mother of three children who are all in school. Charity sells vegetables while her husband is a hawker. The income they get is only sufficient to meet their basic family needs.

On the evening of January 11th 2022, Charity accidentally slipped and fell in her house. She sustained a fracture of the left femur which was then confirmed by an X-ray. She is in pain and unable to walk, and therefore not able to carry on with her normal activities.

Fortunately, surgeons at our medical partner’s care center can help. On January 18th, Charity will undergo a fracture repair procedure, called an open reduction and internal fixation. The procedure will help her walk, work, and take care of her family again. Now, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $998 to fund this procedure.

“I am used to doing my own work and this accident has really affected my life. Our NHIF (National Health Insurance Fund) card has an issue and they can only help me after 28days, which I cannot bear to wait before being treated. I kindly request for help so that I can be well again to continue with my responsibilities” said Charity.

Charity is a vegetable vendor from Kenya. She is married and a mother of three children who are all in school. Charity sells vegetables whil...

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Charity's Timeline

  • January 16, 2022
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Charity was submitted by Beatrice Njoroge, Curative Medical Support Program Coordinator at African Mission Healthcare.

  • January 18, 2022
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Charity 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.

  • January 19, 2022
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Charity's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • January 27, 2022
    FULLY FUNDED

    Charity's treatment was fully funded.

  • March 14, 2022
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Charity's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 7 donors

Funded by 7 donors

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

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Phyo Ko

Phyo Ko is a 33-year-old man. He lives with his wife, son and daughter in Mae Tao Village in Thailand. Originally from across the border in Burma, he moved to Thailand in search of better job opportunities in 2009. Phyo Ko’s wife is a homemaker and their children are too young to attend school. Phyo Ko works as a construction day labourer and he earns 350 baht (approx. 11.67 USD) per day. However, recently he has not been able to work frequently because of pain in his left thigh. In the beginning of 2021, Phyo Ko and his friend were working at a construction site in Mae Sot. While working, the scaffolding fell onto his left hand and his left thigh. After the accident, his hand and his thigh started to hurt. Once he applied oil made from traditional medicine to his hand and thigh, the pain stopped. One month after the accident, his lower left thigh became swollen and a mass appeared above his knee on the front of his thigh. A doctor at Mae Sot Hospital (MSH) performed a physical examination and told him that there was nothing wrong with his thigh and did not give him any medication. Once he went home, Phyo Ko continued to apply the oil made from traditional medicine on his thigh. However, the mass did not disappear. When his mass started to increase in size a few months later, his wife told him to go back to the hospital. When Phyo Ko went back to the hospital, there were no doctors available to see him in the outpatient department because of an increase of COVID-19 cases in the Mae Sot. He went home and continued to apply oil even though he felt it was not helping him. Over the last few weeks the pain in his thigh worsened and now he can no longer work. Doctors want Phyo Ko to undergo a CT scan, a procedure in which x-ray images taken from several angles are combined to produce cross-sectional images of the body. This scan will hopefully help doctors diagnose his condition and formulate an appropriate treatment plan. Our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund, is requesting $414 to cover the cost of Phyo Ko's CT scan and care, scheduled for April 29th. Phyo Ko said, “I would like to recover quickly because I cannot work since I suffer from this disease. Now, my family has no income and I am worried that I will not be able to support my family anymore.” In his free time, Phyo Ko likes to play with his children. “When I recover, I will work hard to pay back my debt to the neighbours we borrowed the money from. I want to live with my family for a long time and I want to support my family,” he said.

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