Meet Purity! She’s a five-year playful girl who hails from Kachibora in western Kenya. Four days ago Purity sustained a severe injury to her left arm after she fell on the ground while playing with friends in school. She was brought to the hospital by her mother.
Doctors did an x-ray and found a fracture to her left supracondylar. She was in severe pain and just wanted to be with in her mother’s arms. With a fear of large hospital bills, her family left but the social workers from the hospital followed up with them and requested they come back so that Purity can receive treatment.
Purity is the last born child in a family of three. She’s in Kindergarten and already enjoying school a lot. Her mother earns wages from laundry and farm labour in their village while her father works as an electrician. Purity and her family live in a rented two-roomed iron sheet built house.
Purity’s mother shared with us, “She is in pain and crying a lot. It’s really hard as a parent. My prayer and hope are to see her well again. I need to get back to my normal duties in order to support my family.”
Meet Purity! She's a five-year playful girl who hails from Kachibora in western Kenya. Four days ago Purity sustained a severe injury to her...
Purity underwent a fracture repair to heal her arm.
Purity underwent a fracture repair on her left arm. Her surgery went well and she was discharged home after two days. While in the hospital, Purity was able to play with other children - something that she could never do before because of the pain that she was feeling. Our medical partner shared that she was relating with other children so happily.
The surgery will help her use her upper limb during playtime and especially when she goes back to school. It will also enable her parents to go to work and enable them to get basic needs since she will be able to stay in the company of the other children.
Purity’s mother said, “I am grateful for helping my daughter. At least I can now have peace knowing that she is well and can be able to carry on with her education well. May God bless WATSI.”
Purity underwent a fracture repair on her left arm. Her surgery went well and she was discharged home after two days. While in the hospital,...