Melvin from Kenya raised $1,224 to fund corrective surgery so that she can walk and play.

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Fully funded
Melvin's treatment was fully funded on December 21, 2021.
  • Melvin's story
  • Melvin's update
November 9, 2021
June 6, 2022

Melvin has not yet undergone corrective surgery.

Our medical partner shared an update with us that we wanted to share with you. Melvin's family has not returned to the hospital for her sche...

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Melvin's Timeline

  • November 9, 2021

    Melvin was submitted by Edward Mugane, Impact Assessment Coordinator at African Mission Healthcare.

  • November 19, 2021

    Melvin's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • November 22, 2021

    Melvin was scheduled to receive treatment at AIC Cure International 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.

  • June 6, 2022

    Melvin is no longer raising funds.

  • June 6, 2022

    Melvin's treatment did not happen. Read the update.

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Tony is a 23-year-old student from Kenya. He was raised by a single mom and shared that she passed away a few years ago. He now lives with his elderly grandparents in rural Kenya. Tony has six siblings, who are all in school. Tony is in his third year at the university, where he is studying industrial chemistry. Unfortunately, he had to miss his end-of-semester exams because of his injuries and the need to use his school fees to cover his treatment costs. Tony also works part-time as a writer, but the income is insufficient to cover his school and medical bills. At the end of March, Tony was attacked by a group of people who took his valuables and hit him with a blunt object, causing serious injuries on the left side of his face. Tony was rushed to a nearby health facility for first aid and referred to a government hospital in the city the next day. The CT scan images revealed fractures in his face. Tony urgently needs to undergo surgery for his bones to heal properly. It is also difficult for him to open his mouth or eat due to his injuries. Fortunately, surgeons at our medical partner can help. On April 18th, Tony will undergo a fracture repair procedure called an open reduction and internal fixation. The procedure will help him eat and chew comfortably, and he will be able to resume his studies. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare (AMH), is requesting $979 to fund this procedure. Tony said: “I missed my exams because of the injury. I cannot eat or chew anything. I need this surgery to be able to eat and use my mouth well again.”

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