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Success! Josephine from Kenya raised $1,165 to fund knee surgery.

Josephine
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  • $1,165 raised, $0 to go
$1,165
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$0
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Fully funded
Josephine's treatment was fully funded on June 10, 2020.

Photo of Josephine post-operation

February 21, 2020

Josephine underwent knee surgery.

Josephine underwent successful surgery. She is doing well under close monitoring of the nurses and the physiotherapists from the hospital. This treatment is of great help to Josephine as she will be able to walk without straining. She will also be able to help her mother in doing household chores and be independent in her walking.

“I am happy to have undergone surgery and am now hoping that I will be able to walk well once I heal. I would like to thank those who have facilitated my treatment. May the almighty God bless you,” Josephine expressed with a jolly heart.

Josephine underwent successful surgery. She is doing well under close monitoring of the nurses and the physiotherapists from the hospital. T...

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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
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Josephine's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • June 10, 2020
    FULLY FUNDED

    Josephine's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 29 donors

Funded by 29 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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Char

Char is a 28-year-old man who lives with his grandmother, wife, and daughter in a town in Tak Province, Thailand. Char moved to Thailand with this grandparents when he was eight years old, after his mother passed away. Char’s grandfather passed away eight years ago and now his grandmother is retired. Char used to sell fruits in the market but stopped working last year because of his condition. Char’s wife works as domestic worker and earns 4,500 baht (approx. $150) per month. His daughter is a student. Their monthly income is just enough to cover their daily expenses but they cannot save money or pay for basic health care. In April of 2019 Char was driving his motorcycle to work when suddenly a car driving on the wrong side of the road hit his motorcycle head on. He was flung from his motorcycle and knocked unconscious. The crowed who witnessed his accident called an ambulance, that brought him to Mae Sot Hospital (MSH). Soon after Char was brought to MSH, he received surgery to insert a metal rod into his right lower leg, as the doctor found that both his bones in that leg were fractured. During his follow-up appointment, he received an x-ray and was told that he would need to receive a bone graft. However, since Char has been unable to work since his accident, he had used up his savings to pay for his initial treatment and hospitalization. Unable to afford the surgery, Char refused treatment and returned home. Unfortunately, he recently fell through the wooden stairs in his home, causing the rod in his leg to bend. His doctors have shared that he needs surgery to replace the rod in his leg. Fortunately, our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund (BCMF), can help. The surgery costs $1,500 and now, they are asking for your help to fund this life-changing surgery. Char shared, "I feel too uncomfortable to sleep [at night] and sometimes, I cry because of the pain. I want to get better soon so that I can help my family [financially].”

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