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Success! Gladys from Kenya raised $1,500 to fund fracture repair surgery so she can return to supporting her five children.

Gladys
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  • $1,500 raised, $0 to go
$1,500
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Gladys's treatment was fully funded on November 29, 2022.

Photo of Gladys post-operation

December 13, 2022

Gladys underwent successful fracture repair surgery so she can return to supporting her five children.

Our medical partner shared that surgery on her left leg was successful and Gladys is now recovering well at home.

Gladys also had a facial fracture that will require repair, so she will be scheduled for the other surgery in the near future.

Gladys says, “I have hopes of using my legs again. I know that with time I will be able to fend for my family since all my five kids depend on me.”

Our medical partner shared that surgery on her left leg was successful and Gladys is now recovering well at home. Gladys also had a facia...

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August 7, 2022

Gladys is a strong, hardworking mother from Kenya who is raising her five children on her own. Her oldest child is 14 years old, while her youngest is only three. To support her family, she works as a casual laborer plucking tea. She currently lives in a single-room rental house, which costs Ksh.1200 (~10 USD) per month. Gladys shares that her income is inconsistent and not enough to cover her needed medical treatment. She also does not have active medical coverage and currently has a large accrued bill due to her recent hospital admission.

Recently, Gladys was involved in a road traffic accident that caused several fractures. One of the fractures she sustained in this accident was of her left tibia. As a result of this injury, she is currently unable to walk. In order to properly heal her fracture, she must undergo an open reduction and internal fixation (ORIF) procedure. She also has facial fractures, which will require another ORIF later the same week. However, undergoing an ORIF for her fractured tibia is the current priority.

Fortunately, surgeons at our medical partner can help. On August 8th, Gladys will undergo fracture repair surgery so she can walk easily again. Now, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $1,500 to fund this procedure.

Gladys says, “I cannot walk and my face is in pain. I am the only breadwinner of the family, and I cannot work if my leg is broken. All my five children depend on me for upkeep and survival. I need this treatment to get back on my feet.”

Gladys is a strong, hardworking mother from Kenya who is raising her five children on her own. Her oldest child is 14 years old, while her y...

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Gladys's Timeline

  • August 7, 2022
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • August 8, 2022
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Gladys 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.

  • August 8, 2022
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Gladys's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • November 29, 2022
    FULLY FUNDED

    Gladys's treatment was fully funded.

  • December 13, 2022
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Gladys's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 34 donors

Treatment
ORIF Non Hip - Complex
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $1,593 for Gladys'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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