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James from Kenya raised $1,125 so he can walk again.

James
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James's treatment was fully funded on March 2, 2015.

Photo of James post-operation

April 14, 2015

James received surgery allowing him to walk again.

“I am very thankful to Watsi,” shares James. “This is a time in my life when I hope to start my family and it would have been difficult with a broken leg and no job. God bless Watsi!”

“James successfully underwent an ORIF surgery and is recovering well,” his doctor at African Mission Healthcare Foundation reports. “He will be able to use his legs again. James will be able to work so that he can support himself and also achieve his dream of raising a family.”

"I am very thankful to Watsi," shares James. "This is a time in my life when I hope to start my family and it would have been difficult with...

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February 18, 2015

“I am still young and I hope to be able to work and have my own family,” says James, filled with hope.

Meet James, a 33-year-old young man from Kenya. James used to work as a bus conductor, a job that took care of his basic needs. In 2014, James was involved in a hit and run road traffic accident, which resulted in a fractured tibia. He is in pain and is unable to use his right leg.

James was taken to a hospital where the surgeon advised he undergo an open reduction and internal fixation (ORIF) surgery. The surgery has not been done because James cannot afford it as he is no longer working due to his broken leg. If not treated, the bones will fail to unite completely and James will be unable to walk and earn a living.

For $1,125, James will receive the ORIF surgery. “We expect after an ORIF, the bones will unite and James will be able to use his legs again,” our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, begins to explain. “James will be able to work so that he can support himself and also achieve his dream of raising a family.” Let’s give James the treatment he needs to continue living his life!

“I am still young and I hope to be able to work and have my own family,” says James, filled with hope. Meet James, a 33-year-old young ma...

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James's Timeline

  • February 18, 2015
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    James was submitted by Beatrice Njoroge at African Mission Healthcare.

  • February 19, 2015
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    James received treatment. 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.

  • March 1, 2015
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    James's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • March 2, 2015
    FULLY FUNDED

    James's treatment was fully funded.

  • April 14, 2015
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    We received an update on James. Read the update.

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Funded by 25 donors

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Meet another patient you can support

100% of your donation funds life-changing surgery.

Douby

Douby is a 17 year old student, living with his Godmother and her family in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Douby enjoys going to school, and aspires to attain a PhD in agronomy, and to become a professor. As a result of rheumatic fever that he suffered as a child, Douby has a cardiac condition called rheumatic mitral and tricuspid regurgitation. Two of his four heart valves were severely damaged by the rheumatic fever, and his heart cannot adequately pump blood through his body, leaving him sick and short of breath. The care Douby needs is not available in Haiti so he urgently will fly to the United States to receive treatment on February 28th at Baylor Scott & White Heart Hospital. He will undergo emergency cardiac surgery, during which surgeons will attempt to repair both damaged valves; if the valves cannot be repaired, they will be removed, and artificial valves will be implanted in their place. While another organization, Baylor Scott and White Heart Hospital, is contributing $20,000.00 to help pay for Douby's surgery, our medical partner, Haiti Cardiac Alliance, is seeking $1,500 to cover the costs for the surgery prep and transport support, including lab tests; medicines, and follow up appointments. The money will alsosupport the passport and travel expenses for the social workers that will accompany Douby and his family to the U.S. Douby was able to share: "I am looking forward to being stronger and healthier once my heart can be repaired!"

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35%funded
$529raised
$971to go