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Zephania is a 34 year old maize and potato farmer from Kenya who needs $1,145 to fund leg surgery so he can walk and work again.

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January 9, 2023

Meet Zephania, a jovial, 34 year old farmer, living in the highlands of Kenya with his wife and three children.

Zephania has a small piece of land, on which he plants maize and potatoes, mainly for his family’s consumption. He dropped out of high school early because his family could not afford to cover the necessary fees. He has been a casual laborer working on people’s farms, clearing bushes and carrying loads, in order to earn a living. His wife is not working currently, as she is expecting a child.

Zephania was involved in an accident while riding his motorbike. When he arrived at the hospital, he was unable to stand or to walk, and he complained of a lot of pain in his left leg. Upon examination, it was revealed that his leg had been shortened, and there was also some swelling of the limb.

Fortunately, surgeons at our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, can help. On January 10th, Zephania will undergo a fracture repair procedure at AIC Kapsowar Hospital. As a result of this surgery, called an open reduction and internal fixation, Zephania will no longer be in pain; his leg will heal, and he will be able to return to work and to provide for his family. Now, African Mission Healthcare Foundation is requesting $1,145 to fund this procedure.

Zephania says: “My family depends on me for their daily needs, so it is really difficult for them. I don’t want to see them struggle when I am living.”

Meet Zephania, a jovial, 34 year old farmer, living in the highlands of Kenya with his wife and three children. Zephania has a small pie...

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Zephania's Timeline

  • January 9, 2023

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

  • January 13, 2023

    Zephania's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • January 17, 2023

    Zephania was scheduled to receive 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.


    Zephania is currently raising funds for his treatment.

  • TBD

    Awaiting Zephania's treatment update from African Mission Healthcare.

Funded by 18 donors

Funded by 18 donors

ORIF Non Hip (Complex)
  • Cost Breakdown
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Chit Htun is a 21-year-old man from Burma who lives with his mother, two sisters and a brother. His mother is a homemaker, while Chit Htun and his siblings are students. They are supported financially by two aunties and Chit Htun's former teacher. Chit Htun was born with spina bifida as well as hydrocephalus. When Chit Htun was just over a month old, he had a shunt inserted in his brain to control hydrocephalus. In October 202, Chit Htun fell down the stairs in his home and hit his head during the fall. Since that time, he has been experiencing headaches and dizziness with occasional loss of consciousness. Chit Htun's mother brought him to a hospital in Yangon, where he received a CT scans showing that the original shunt was in place. A second shunt was inserted to help with the loss of consciousness, but the headaches and dizziness continued to be a problem. In October 2022, Chit Htun had a seizure, accompanied by nausea and vomiting. Chit Htun's mother brought him to Mae Sot Hospital, where he received a CT scan on November 28th, 2022 with the help of Burma Children Medical Fund (BCMF). The doctor diagnosed Chit Htun with severe chronic hydrocephalus and suspected shunt malfunction. BCMF is now fundraising $1,500 to help cover the cost of surgery to replace Chit Htun's current shunt. Chit Htun's mother shared, "My son and I have been in Mae Sot for the past two months and we are homesick already. I hope that he will receive surgery soon and recover from his symptoms."

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