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Samwel is a cheerful 58-year-old farmer and father from Kenya who needs $1,145 to fund a surgery to repair a fracture of his left leg.

Samwel
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September 2, 2022

Samwel, a very social and hardworking Kenyan father of eight children, is an active maize farmer who likes spending most of his time on his farm. He works hard to meet the needs of his family. His wife takes care of their home and helps him in his daily farming activities. Samwel lives with his family in a semi-permanent house in their farm. His elder children are married, and they also work hard to meet their own families’ basic needs.

Samwel presented to the emergency department with cuts on his left wrist joint and on his knees after an assault with a machete by a person known to him. This was brought up by family conflicts due to land disputes. Doctors diagnosed that he had multiple tendon injuries with nerve injuries in his wrist and an open fracture of his left distal femur in his leg. He is in pain and cannot walk with ease.

Fortunately, surgeons at our medical partner can help him heal and get active again. On September 5th, Samwel will undergo a fracture repair procedure, called an open reduction and internal fixation. Samwel will no longer experience pain. He will go back to his family and continue with his farm activities. Now, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $1,145 to fund this procedure.

Samwel says, “I have so much pain, but I am happy to be alive. I hope to get treated, go back home and be with my family.”

Samwel, a very social and hardworking Kenyan father of eight children, is an active maize farmer who likes spending most of his time on his ...

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Samwel's Timeline

  • September 2, 2022
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Samwel was submitted by SAFE Program Admin, SAFE Program Admin at African Mission Healthcare.

  • September 5, 2022
    TREATMENT SCHEDULED

    Samwel 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.

  • September 6, 2022
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Samwel's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • TODAY
    AWAITING FUNDING

    Samwel is currently raising funds for his treatment.

  • TBD
    AWAITING UPDATE

    Awaiting Samwel's treatment update from African Mission Healthcare.

Funded by 26 donors

Funded by 26 donors

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

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