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Success! Samuel from Kenya raised $1,500 to fund fracture surgery to heal in his face and right hand.

Samuel
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  • $1,500 raised, $0 to go
$1,500
raised
$0
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Fully funded
Samuel's treatment was fully funded on December 31, 2022.

Photo of Samuel post-operation

January 11, 2023

Samuel underwent fracture surgery and hopes for a better road ahead now.

Samuel’s surgery was successful. The fracture on the maxilla was repaired and the pain has greatly reduced. It is expected that with time, he will be able to chew and eat food without any difficulty. After assessment by the surgeon, he was advised that his arm injury did not require surgery so non-surgical care was continued.

Samuel says, “I could not eat or chew. I feel much better now that I have received the surgery. I hope to chew and be able to eat again soon. “

Samuel's surgery was successful. The fracture on the maxilla was repaired and the pain has greatly reduced. It is expected that with time, h...

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September 28, 2022

Samuel is a hard working man from Kenya who gets jobs at a construction site in Narok town. He lives in his ancestral home with his siblings - his parents passed on several years ago.

Six days ago, Samuel was attacked by unknown people on his way home in the evening. He has a swollen face, is unable to chew, and is also unable to use his right hand.

He was taken to a nearby health center by well-wishers for emergency care from where he was referred to a government facility, and thence to Kijabe Hospital. Kijabe doctors have recommended two surgeries to heal his fractures.

Fortunately, surgeons at our medical partner can help him to get the care he needs. On September 30th, Samuel will undergo a fracture repair procedure, called an open reduction and internal fixation, to fix the fractures in his jaw and hand.

Samuel’s income is inconsistent, and is not enough to pay for the surgery. He does not have medical coverage and has been depending on well-wishers to pay for his medical bill. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $1,500 to fund this procedure.

Samuel shared with us, “I can only take liquid meals. My mouth is painful and swollen. I am also unable to use my right hand. I cannot work to buy food, and I cannot even eat the food I struggle to get because of the injuries.”

Samuel is a hard working man from Kenya who gets jobs at a construction site in Narok town. He lives in his ancestral home with his siblings...

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Samuel's Timeline

  • September 28, 2022
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Samuel was submitted by Ruth Kanyeria, SAFE Program Coordinator at African Mission Healthcare.

  • September 30, 2022
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Samuel received treatment at AIC Kijabe 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.

  • September 30, 2022
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Samuel's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • December 31, 2022
    FULLY FUNDED

    Samuel's treatment was fully funded.

  • January 11, 2023
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Samuel's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 30 donors

Treatment
ORIF Non Hip - Complex
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $1,593 for Samuel's treatment
Subsidies fund $93 and Watsi raises the remaining $1,500
Hospital Fees
$1,043
Medical Staff
$77
Medication
$105
Supplies
$239
Labs
$13
Radiology
$40
Other
$76

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