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Success! Brian from Kenya raised $1,176 to fund hand surgery.

Brian
100%
  • $1,176 raised, $0 to go
$1,176
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Brian's treatment was fully funded on December 31, 2017.

Photo of Brian post-operation

August 25, 2017

Brian underwent hand surgery.

Brian had successful surgery in our medical partner’s facility. He had the contracture released and has been recovering quite well.

Brian’s mother says, “Thank you for the support. Brian will be able to lead a normal life and use his hand with ease.”

Brian had successful surgery in our medical partner's facility. He had the contracture released and has been recovering quite well. Bria...

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June 29, 2017

Meet Brian, a playful boy from Kenya. At four years old, he is his parents’ only child.

When he was two years old, Brian was playing at home and badly burned his left hand in hot water. Although he was admitted to the hospital for two weeks, his hand did not heal properly. The wound site now bears contractures, or shortened, rigid muscles and skin. As a result, Brian is not able to fully extend or use his left hand.

Without further treatment, Brian will likely live the rest of his life with an impaired hand. The wound could even get worse once he begins playing more with other children, as his risk of re-injuring the vulnerable tissue will be increased.

Seeking treatment through our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, Brian is scheduled to undergo surgery on his hand to increase mobility on July 3. Although his family is able to contribute $208 towards his medical bills, Brian is still in need of $1,176 to cover the rest of his expenses.

“I want my son to have a fully functional hand,” shares Brian’s father. “I will thank God when this happens.”

Meet Brian, a playful boy from Kenya. At four years old, he is his parents’ only child. When he was two years old, Brian was playing at ...

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Brian's Timeline

  • June 29, 2017
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Brian was submitted by Robert Kariuki, Process Coordinator at African Mission Healthcare, our medical partner in Kenya.

  • July 04, 2017
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Brian received treatment at AIC Kijabe Hospital. 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, 2017
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Brian's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • August 25, 2017
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Brian's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • December 31, 2017
    FULLY FUNDED

    Brian's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 27 donors

Funded by 27 donors

Treatment
Single Contracture Release
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $1,176 for Brian's treatment
Hospital Fees
$1,144
Medical Staff
$0
Medication
$9
Supplies
$0
Labs
$23

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