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Success! James from Kenya raised $1,500 to fund a spinal fusion surgery.

James
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  • $1,500 raised, $0 to go
$1,500
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$0
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Fully funded
James's treatment was fully funded on April 2, 2021.

Photo of James post-operation

April 2, 2021

James underwent a spinal fusion surgery.

James underwent a posterior spinal instrumentation and fusion surgery. This was recommended after he sustained a burst fracture of his spinal cord during a road traffic accident. Considering the intensity of the injury, there were slim chances that James would be able to use his legs again, but the surgery was trying to stabilize his condition and avoid any further complications. The orthopedic team that conducted the procedure deemed it a success, and James is now progressing as planned. He has stabilized and is ready for discharge home. James will continue to visit the clinic for a checkups and support.

James shared, “This is the beginning of a new life for me. Thank you for the support and I hope to get better soon.”

James underwent a posterior spinal instrumentation and fusion surgery. This was recommended after he sustained a burst fracture of his spina...

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February 10, 2021

James is a 52-year-old boda-boda driver from Kenya. He is a father to four children, all of whom are adults. His wife is a homemaker, and he is the sole breadwinner for the family.

On February 5th, 2021, James was in a road traffic accident and sustained a burst fracture of T12 spinal cord transection. Immediately after the accident, he was aware of the intensity of the injury because he could not use his lower limbs and had a sharp pain in the mid-back. He was assisted by well-wishers and was rushed to Watsi’s Medical Partner Care Center Kijabe Hospital, where the orthopaedic team ran x-rays and other tests.

Now, James needs to undergo a posterior spinal instrumentation and fusion, a procedure that is aimed at stabilizing his spine and avoiding future complications. However, James does not have medical coverage and is therefore required to raise the full deposit for his surgery. He has raised some financial contributions from friends and relatives, but needs additional support for his care.

Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is helping James receive treatment. He is scheduled to undergo a spinal fusion procedure on February 10th at our medical partner’s care center. This procedure will cost $1,500, and will hopefully allow James’ legs to heal and regain some mobility.

James shared, “I hope I will be able use my legs again. I need help both surgically and financially given that the cost of the surgery is high and I am unable to afford.”

James is a 52-year-old boda-boda driver from Kenya. He is a father to four children, all of whom are adults. His wife is a homemaker, and he...

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James's Timeline

  • February 10, 2021
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    James was submitted by Joan Kadagaya, Curative Medical Support Program-Partner Representative at African Mission Healthcare.

  • February 10, 2021
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    James 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.

  • February 11, 2021
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    James's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • April 2, 2021
    FULLY FUNDED

    James's treatment was fully funded.

  • April 2, 2021
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    James's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 28 donors

Treatment
Spinal Fusion
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $3,245 for James's treatment
Subsidies fund $1,745 and Watsi raises the remaining $1,500
Hospital Fees
$2,476
Medical Staff
$0
Medication
$107
Supplies
$0
Labs
$112
Other
$550

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