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Laurencia from Kenya raised $941 to fund surgery to repair broken bones in her arm.

Laurencia
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  • $941 raised, $0 to go
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Fully funded
Laurencia's treatment was fully funded on December 25, 2022.

Photo of Laurencia post-operation

January 4, 2023

Laurencia underwent surgery to repair broken bones in her arm.

Laurencia who was supposed to undergo a simple fracture fixing surgery underwent an advanced surgery using pins in her arm to secure the fractured bones for proper healing.

Laurencia was discharged as a happy young lady who was ready to go back to school. In two weeks, she will be back for review and possible pin removal.

Laurencias’ father says, “Seeing my daughters smile back is one thing that I had longed for. I am so grateful for the help that she has received and more so happy that we are going home with aligned bones. May God bless you abundantly.”

Laurencia who was supposed to undergo a simple fracture fixing surgery underwent an advanced surgery using pins in her arm to secure the fra...

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October 31, 2022

Laurencia is a 9-year-old girl and the seventh born in a family of nine siblings. She is a student at the nearby primary school. Her parents are small-scale farmers who plant vegetables for sale and for the family’s needs. Some of her siblings are in high school, so her father uses his small income to pay for their school fees and to provide for other family needs. They are from a semi-arid area which faces drought and most of their crops are sorghum and millet. There is a food and water shortage in the area, and they shared that bandits often attack them. Life has been quite challenging, but they have persevered.

Laurencia came to AIC Kapsowar Hospital with a bandaged right arm. She had an x-ray from another facility, which showed that she had broken both the ulna and the radius after falling from a mango tree while harvesting mangoes. She is in pain and unable to use her hand.

Fortunately, surgeons at our medical partner can help. On November 1st, Laurencia will undergo an open reduction and internal fixation surgical procedure to put the broken bones back in place. Her hand will be able to heal well and she will be able to use it again. Now, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $941 to fund this procedure.

Laurencias’ father says, “This incident happened just when I was paying my other children’s school fees. I am worried now that I cannot help my daughter when she is in need. Please help her so that she can be able to grow in a normal way.”

Laurencia is a 9-year-old girl and the seventh born in a family of nine siblings. She is a student at the nearby primary school. Her parents...

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Laurencia's Timeline

  • October 31, 2022
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Laurencia was submitted by Joan Kadagaya, Curative Medical Support Program-Partner Representative at African Mission Healthcare.

  • November 1, 2022
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Laurencia 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.

  • November 4, 2022
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Laurencia's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • December 25, 2022
    FULLY FUNDED

    Laurencia's treatment was fully funded.

  • January 4, 2023
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    We received an update on Laurencia. Read the update.

Funded by 11 donors

Funded by 11 donors

Treatment
ORIF Non Hip (Simple)
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $941 for Laurencia's treatment
Hospital Fees
$423
Medical Staff
$3
Medication
$56
Supplies
$280
Labs
$40
Radiology
$12
Other
$127

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Agnes

Agnes is a college student and is in her final year pursuing an architectural course. She lives with her parents and is the second born in a family of three children, all of whom are in school and rely on their parents for school fees and upkeep. Her father is a carpenter in their hometown, Kimende, and his income is inconsistent and not enough to cover the cost of the required surgery. Her mother is a small-scale farmer. Agnes was heading home in the evening last night when she remembers hearing screams and was hit by an unknown motorist from behind. She has no recollection of what happened after that. She lost consciousness and could not recognize her surroundings. She was brought to our medical partner's care center Kijabe Hospital and had an x-ray that revealed a left distal femur fracture. Doctors have recommended an urgent fracture repair surgery since the wound is open and she is in extreme pain. Today, she has regained her consciousness but cannot sit or walk due to the fracture. Fortunately, surgeons at our medical partner are here to help. On October 14th, Agnes will undergo a fracture repair procedure, called an open reduction and internal fixation. This procedure will help get rid of the pain and she will eventually be able to sit and walk easily again. Now, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare, is requesting $1,500 to fund this procedure. Agnes says, “I am in so much pain and I cannot walk. I don’t remember what happened, I just found myself bedridden with lights all over. I am unable to go back home because of the fracture.”

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$436to go