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Success! Rose from Kenya raised $941 to fund a fracture repair after a fall.

Rose
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  • $941 raised, $0 to go
$941
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$0
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Fully funded
Rose's treatment was fully funded on February 5, 2022.

Photo of Rose post-operation

March 11, 2022

Rose underwent a fracture repair after a fall.

Rose underwent a successful surgery on her left upper limb after sustaining an open fracture. She was filled with great joy after receiving the treatment since it was really hard for her to raise the amount of money required to do her surgery.

Being a single mother, she is grateful since she will be able to carry out her day-to-day duties in the future and be able to work so as to sustain her living and her family.

Rose says, “Thank you so much for your consideration. I know my life will be back to normal am very happy for WATSI!”

Rose underwent a successful surgery on her left upper limb after sustaining an open fracture. She was filled with great joy after receiving ...

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January 10, 2022

Rose is a farmer and a single mother of two. She does small-scale farming, which mostly gives her and her family food to eat, leaving a little for them to sell. They live in a village where most work on farms and depend on seasonal farm products like mangoes to earn a living. Her family lives in a grass-thatched house.

Rose came to the hospital after having fallen while walking. She sustained an injury to her left upper arm with an open wound, pain, bleeding, and inability to use the arm. After the doctor’s assessment with help of an X-Ray, Rose was diagnosed with an open left distal humerus fracture and surgery was recommended. She is in pain and cannot use her left hand to perform any activities. Rose is currently totally dependent on her elderly mother. Their family is unable to pay for her surgery due to their socio-economic status as they depend on seasonal farm products to raise a basic level of income.

Fortunately, surgeons at our medical partner can help. On January 11th, Rose will undergo a fracture repair procedure, called an open reduction and internal fixation. This procedure will relieve her of the pain and restore the functionality of the hand. Now, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $941 to fund this procedure.

Rose says, “I am in pain, I have nothing to pay for the surgery. My hope is to receive treatment and be able to use my hand again.”

Rose is a farmer and a single mother of two. She does small-scale farming, which mostly gives her and her family food to eat, leaving a litt...

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Rose's Timeline

  • January 10, 2022
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Rose was submitted by Edward Mugane, Impact Assessment Coordinator at African Mission Healthcare.

  • January 11, 2022
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Rose received treatment at AIC Kapsowar 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.

  • January 14, 2022
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Rose's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • February 5, 2022
    FULLY FUNDED

    Rose's treatment was fully funded.

  • March 11, 2022
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Rose's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 15 donors

Funded by 15 donors

Treatment
ORIF Non Hip (Simple)
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $941 for Rose's treatment
Hospital Fees
$423
Medical Staff
$3
Medication
$56
Supplies
$280
Labs
$40
Radiology
$12
Other
$127

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Stephen

Stephen is a young man from Kenya. He is the firstborn in a family of 3 children. Their family has relied on their mother to provide for them as his father passed away when he was young boy. His mother does deliveries for different shop owners around their town. Stephen had to drop out from college do to inability to pay his school fees, and he now helps around the house and helps his mother with the deliveries, which is the how the family makes ends meet. Stephen has been diagnosed with hydrocephalus, a condition in which excess cerebrospinal fluid accumulates in the brain and increases intracranial pressure. As a result of his condition, Stephen has been experiencing severe headaches since this past July. He visited a hospital where a CT scan was done that revealed that he had a cyst that was obstructing the normal flow of fluid in and out of the head. An urgent surgery was recommended to remove the cyst, but he did not undergo it due to not having the funds for the procedure. A shunt insertion surgery has been recommended along with a craniotomy that will be performed later to remove the cyst. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $720 to cover the cost of surgery for Stephen that will treat his hydrocephalus. The procedure is scheduled to take place on November 23rd and will drain the excess fluid from Stephen's brain. This will reduce intracranial pressure and greatly improve his quality of life. With proper treatment, Stephen will hopefully continue to develop into a strong, healthy man. Stephen says, “I really want to be treated so that I can help my mom provide for us.”

49% funded

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$356raised
$364to go

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