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Success! Mercy from Kenya raised $1,049 to fund leg surgery so she can walk and work again.

Mercy
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  • $1,049 raised, $0 to go
$1,049
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Mercy's treatment was fully funded on November 10, 2022.

Photo of Mercy post-operation

November 21, 2022

Mercy underwent leg surgery so she can walk and work again.

Mercy had successful treatment! She was strong as she came out of surgery and continues recovering well. Once healed, Mercy will be able to use her leg to start doing her work again, and she is now free from a permanent disability and other complications.

With a bold smile, Mercy said, “I have seen the hand of God because I was desperate and didn’t know what to do. I am now hopeful that as soon as my leg is healed, I can start working again and helping my children. God bless those who have assisted me.”

Mercy had successful treatment! She was strong as she came out of surgery and continues recovering well. Once healed, Mercy will be able to ...

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May 25, 2022

Mercy is a hard working 46-year-old mom who lives with her two grown children. Because she is long separated from her husband, Mercy has taken care of their children by herself, doing whatever work she can find to support her family. Currently, her daughter is unemployed, while her son works doing jobs for a small hotel in their village.

In May, Mercy was injured by a neighbor after a disagreement. She sustained an open fracture of her tibia/fibula, resulting in pain and difficulty walking. Mercy requires surgery to heal the fracture, to prevent an infection of the bone in her leg, and to avert other complications which might cause her to lose the use of her leg. Fortunately Mercy went to Nazareth Hospital, where a surgeon reviewed her case, and advised her to have surgery. However, Mercy and her children cannot raise the required fee for her medical care.

Surgeons at our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare, can help. On May 26th, Mercy will undergo a fracture repair procedure, called an open reduction and internal fixation, at Nazareth Hospital. After treatment, Mercy will be able to walk and to work again. Now, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare is requesting $1,049 to fund this procedure.

Mercy said: “I use my legs and my strength to work and make ends meet. My leg is very important for me. I am pleading for assistance so that I may have surgery and be well again so that I can resume my work to support my family.”

Mercy is a hard working 46-year-old mom who lives with her two grown children. Because she is long separated from her husband, Mercy has tak...

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Mercy's Timeline

  • May 25, 2022
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • May 26, 2022
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Mercy received treatment at Nazareth 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.

  • May 26, 2022
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Mercy's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • November 10, 2022
    FULLY FUNDED

    Mercy's treatment was fully funded.

  • November 21, 2022
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Mercy's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 27 donors

Funded by 27 donors

Treatment
Nazareth - ORIF
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $1,049 for Mercy's treatment
Hospital Fees
$459
Medical Staff
$0
Medication
$26
Supplies
$379
Labs
$104
Radiology
$31
Other
$50

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