Success! Safia from Kenya raised $1,185 to fund surgery on an infection so she can walk with ease and continue her education.

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Fully funded
Safia's treatment was fully funded on November 29, 2022.
  • Safia's story
  • Safia's update
September 13, 2022

Photo of Safia post-operation

December 14, 2022

Safia underwent surgery for her infection so she can walk with ease and continue her education.

Safia had to undergo two sequestrectomy surgeries -- a debridement and a skin graft from the plastic surgery team. Her case was successful a...

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Safia's Timeline

  • September 13, 2022

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

  • September 17, 2022

    Safia's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • September 21, 2022

    Safia 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.

  • November 29, 2022

    Safia's treatment was fully funded.

  • December 14, 2022

    Safia's treatment was successful. Read the update.

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Chelangat is the youngest of 6 children in her family and is currently in 1st grade. Her mother is a local roadside vendor selling vegetables and other seasonal groceries in her small village to meet her children’s basic needs. Her father is a young farmer growing maize and beans which are seasonal crops. Her siblings are all currently in primary school. Chelangat was brought into Kapsowar Hospital by her mother and her cousin with complaints of pain in her right elbow, and progressive swelling. Chelangat's mother reports that on January 31st, 2024, Chelangat fell at school, injuring her elbow. She was then taken to a nearby health center twice where she was given painkillers and both times was discharged back home, although the pain kept persisting. Her family decided to come to Kapsowar Hospital for further treatment. An X-ray was done which revealed that she had a displaced upper arm fracture and developed compartment syndrome, which causes pain and could cause nerve damage. She was then put in a skin traction and the arm was elevated to help decrease the swelling as she awaits surgery. Chelangat needs to undergo surgery on her elbow so that she can be able to go back to school and continue with her studies. The surgery costs $679 and our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare, is requesting funds to support this surgery. Chelangat's mother says, “My daughter is in a lot of pain, please help her so that she gets better and joins her classmates to continue with her studies.”

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