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Josephine is a young girl from Kenya who needs $1,165 to fund knee surgery.

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December 1, 2019

Meet Josephine, a 15-year-old girl from Mbembani Village in Kenya. Josephine likes socializing and playing with her friends both at home and at school. Josephine is the 3rd born in a family of 6 children, 2 of her siblings (Musau Muasya & Maureen Mwikali) have physical impairments and have been previously supported by Watsi.

Josephine was born partially blind and with additional congenital abnormalities. She is a class four student at Joy Town Special School in Thika. Besides being partially blind, Josephine walks by herself, she seems not to like people who pity her but those who play with her and encourage her.

Her mother does household and farm work at their neighbor’s home. This job entails fetching water, washing clothes, as well as going to the shamba. Her husband fled home 3 years ago and has never returned leaving his family in a very difficult state.

Treatment will be of great benefit to her as she will walk without straining. Her mother cannot afford to pay for surgery and hence requested for support. Her mother shared, “First, I wish to thank Watsi for the help they have rendered to my two children Musau and Maureen, God bless you so much for the support and I hope you will not get tired in helping my daughter Josephine as well. God bless you so much.”

Meet Josephine, a 15-year-old girl from Mbembani Village in Kenya. Josephine likes socializing and playing with her friends both at home and...

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Josephine's Timeline

  • December 1, 2019
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Josephine was submitted by Joan Kadagaya, Curative Medical Support Program-Partner Representative at African Mission Healthcare, our medical partner in Kenya.

  • December 02, 2019
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Josephine's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • December 03, 2019
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Josephine received treatment at AIC Cure International 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.

  • February 21, 2020
    AWAITING UPDATE

    Awaiting Josephine's treatment update from African Mission Healthcare.

  • TODAY
    AWAITING FUNDING

    Josephine is currently raising funds for her treatment.

Funded by 23 donors

Funded by 23 donors

Treatment
Angular Deformity Correction
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $1,165 for Josephine's treatment
Hospital Fees
$242
Medical Staff
$313
Medication
$179
Supplies
$347
Labs
$37
Radiology
$47

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