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Success! Irine from Kenya raised $1,247 to fund fracture repair surgery to heal an injury she sustained while working.

Irine
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  • $1,247 raised, $0 to go
$1,247
raised
$0
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Fully funded
Irine's treatment was fully funded on December 29, 2022.

Photo of Irine post-operation

January 9, 2023

Irine underwent successful fracture repair surgery to heal a her injury.

Irine expressed her gratitude with a big smile after undergoing a successful procedure on her right hip. Irine is now able to walk on her own after her hip was repaired and feels full of life once again. It was indeed a great blessing to the family and especially her daughter-in-law who is her main caregiver.

Irine and her daughter in law both went home with new smiles and shared how grateful they were for the support for her surgery. “Thank you very much,” they said.

Irine expressed her gratitude with a big smile after undergoing a successful procedure on her right hip. Irine is now able to walk on her ow...

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August 1, 2022

Irine is a hardworking 76-year-old grandmother and widow from Kenya. She lives in a semi-permanent house and works as a small-scale farmer, growing food to feed herself. She receives other basic necessities from her children.

Irine’s home is located in an area with many hills, which become very slippery when it rains. One rainy day, Irine was doing her daily duties when she unfortunately slipped and fell. As she fell on the side of her hip, the load she was carrying also fell on top of her. She could not get up or move due to her right lower limb being in pain. Since she was home alone, she had to shout for help, and a neighbor eventually came to her rescue. A family member later took her to a hospital, where she was diagnosed with a fracture of her right femur. Irene currently experiences pain and is unable to use her leg.

Although she was previously among the beneficiaries who received health insurance paid for by the government, the government eventually stopped providing payment. This meant Irine had to pay for her own monthly bill, a cost she could not provide. Due to financial constraints and not having insurance, Irine cannot fund her needed treatment.

Fortunately, surgeons at our medical partner can help. On August 2nd, Irine will undergo a fracture repair procedure, called an open reduction and internal fixation. After the surgery, she will hopefully be able to walk and care for herself again. Now, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $1,247 to fund this procedure.

Irine says, “I know how my children struggle to earn a living. Kindly help me so that I may not be a burden to them.”

Irine is a hardworking 76-year-old grandmother and widow from Kenya. She lives in a semi-permanent house and works as a small-scale farmer, ...

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Irine's Timeline

  • August 1, 2022
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Irine was submitted by Beatrice Njoroge, Curative Medical Support Program Coordinator at African Mission Healthcare.

  • August 1, 2022
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Irine's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • August 2, 2022
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Irine 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.

  • December 29, 2022
    FULLY FUNDED

    Irine's treatment was fully funded.

  • January 9, 2023
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Irine's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 22 donors

Funded by 22 donors

Treatment
ORIF Hip
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $1,247 for Irine's treatment
Hospital Fees
$558
Medical Staff
$3
Medication
$68
Supplies
$398
Labs
$40
Radiology
$12
Other
$168

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