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Success! Kelvin from Kenya raised $1,145 to fund fracture repair surgery.

Kelvin
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  • $1,145 raised, $0 to go
$1,145
raised
$0
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Fully funded
Kelvin's treatment was fully funded on August 10, 2022.

Photo of Kelvin post-operation

August 19, 2022

Kelvin underwent fracture repair surgery.

Kelvinโ€™s surgery was a success! Five days after surgery, Kelvin was sent home walking well on his crutches. Kelvin and his family are overjoyed that he is back on his feet again. He will now be able to help around the home with chores and work, walk without difficulty, and return to school.

With the brightest smile, Kelvin shared, โ€œIt was really hard being assisted to do things that I did alone before. Thank you for helping me so that I can be able to continue with my education and help my guardians, too.โ€

Kelvin's surgery was a success! Five days after surgery, Kelvin was sent home walking well on his crutches. Kelvin and his family are overjo...

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April 1, 2022

Kelvin is a shy, 14-year-old sixth grader. Kelvin was born to Ugandan parents who later abandoned him in Kenya. Kelvin was adopted by a potato farmer who gave him work on his farm and helped him enroll in school. Kelvin and his guardians live in a semi-permanent house in the West Pokot region of Kenya.

Two weeks ago, Kelvin was struck by a motorbike in a hit and run accident. Kelvin was rushed to a nearby health facility for immediate care. Kelvin was then brought to Kapsowar Hospital for x-rays and further treatment. At this time, Kelvin is unable to walk and is in a great deal of pain. On April 1st, Kelvin will undergo a fracture repair procedure that will allow him to walk again and return to school. Our medical partners, African Mission Healthcare, is helping Kelvin raise $1,145 to fund this life altering procedure.

Kelvin shared, โ€œI miss home, I want to get treated and be well again.โ€

Kelvin is a shy, 14-year-old sixth grader. Kelvin was born to Ugandan parents who later abandoned him in Kenya. Kelvin was adopted by a pota...

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Kelvin's Timeline

  • April 1, 2022
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • April 1, 2022
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Kelvin 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.

  • April 4, 2022
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Kelvin's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • August 10, 2022
    FULLY FUNDED

    Kelvin's treatment was fully funded.

  • August 19, 2022
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Kelvin's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 24 donors

Funded by 24 donors

Treatment
ORIF Non Hip (Complex)
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $1,145 for Kelvin's treatment
Hospital Fees
$521
Medical Staff
$3
Medication
$56
Supplies
$359
Labs
$40
Radiology
$12
Other
$154

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Shedrack

Shedrack is a 17-year-old teenager and the fourth born child in a family of seven. He had to drop out of school last year, but hopes to learn masonry at a local technical school so that he can work and make a living for himself. He is currently helping in looking after his family's cattle. His parents are small scale farmers, and his father also works as a night guard. His father shared that he can't yet afford to send Shedrack to the technical school. Shedrack was diagnosed with bilateral genu valgus. His legs bow inward at the knees. This condition is typically caused by an excessive accumulation of fluoride in the bones, which often stems from contaminated drinking water. As a result, he has had difficulty walking for four years now. His father says the problem started with a slight curve but over the years the curve has increased in size. Shedrack's aunt learned about Plaster House - a special site that provides a home to patients undergoing treatment at our medical partner's care center in Arusha, Tanzania. She informed Shedrack's father who brought him there seeking treatment. Unable to raise the funds needed for surgery, their family is asking for support. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare, is requesting $880 to fund corrective surgery for Shedrack. The procedure is scheduled to take place on May 6th. Treatment will hopefully restore Shedrack's mobility, allow him to participate in a variety of activities, and greatly decrease his risk of future complications. Shedrack says, โ€œMy legs hurt at the knees and carrying out daily life activities is now a big challenge.โ€

49% funded

49%funded
$437raised
$443to go

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