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Success! Justine from Kenya raised $1,016 to fund fracture repair surgery.

Justine
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Fully funded
Justine's treatment was fully funded on September 7, 2021.

Photo of Justine post-operation

July 14, 2021

Justine underwent fracture repair surgery.

Eighteen-year-old Justine underwent a successful ORIF surgery after sustaining a severe fracture on his foot. His family is very pleased by the results of the surgery and Justine’s elder brother has been extremely helpful in his recovery. Justine explained that he was experiencing so much pain but now feels much better than before. Without the support from Watsi donors, Justine’s family wouldn’t have been able to afford to pay any hospital fees, so they are grateful for this opportunity. Now, Justine finally feels comfortable walking with the help of crutches and is looking forward to resuming his job as a motorbike taxi driver.

Justine had a good stay in the hospital ward and a calm recovery after the surgery. The cheerful teenager says, “I am very happy with the outcome of the surgery, I am hoping to heal soon and go back to work.”

Eighteen-year-old Justine underwent a successful ORIF surgery after sustaining a severe fracture on his foot. His family is very pleased by ...

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June 3, 2021

Justine is a talkative 18-year-old laborer from Kenya. He is the second-born child in a family of five children. He dropped out of school in grade eight after his parents were unable to pay his secondary school fees. Now, Justine drives a motorcycle taxi to help support his siblings.

One week ago, Justine was involved in a road accident and fractured the second, third and fourth metatarsals on his right foot. He experiences pain and he cannot walk. He was told that his fracture would require surgery, and in the meantime, he is in a cast. Fortunately, surgeons at our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare (AMH), can help. On June 3rd, Justine will undergo a fracture repair procedure called an open reduction and internal fixation. Justine will no longer be in pain, and he will be able to walk and work. Now, AMH is requesting $1,016 to fund his procedure.

Justine shared, “if I could be walking now, I could be out there looking for a job and supporting my family. I have faith that I will walk again.”

Justine is a talkative 18-year-old laborer from Kenya. He is the second-born child in a family of five children. He dropped out of school in...

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Justine's Timeline

  • June 3, 2021
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Justine was submitted by Beatrice Njoroge, Curative Medical Support Program Coordinator at African Mission Healthcare.

  • June 3, 2021
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Justine 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.

  • June 8, 2021
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Justine's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • July 14, 2021
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Justine's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • September 7, 2021
    FULLY FUNDED

    Justine's treatment was fully funded.

Treatment
ORIF Non Hip (Complex)
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $1,016 for Justine's treatment
Hospital Fees
$248
Medical Staff
$358
Medication
$52
Supplies
$283
Labs
$13
Radiology
$13
Other
$49

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Naw En

Naw En is a 31-year-old woman who lives with her husband, two sons and parents in a village in Karen State near the border of Burma and Thailand. Her husband and parents are subsistence farmers. Naw En is a village health worker, and her two sons are primary school students in the village. Although she earns around 100,000 kyat (approx. 100 USD) per month to support her family, she does whatever she can to only charge the villagers she treats for medications provided. Those who cannot afford to pay for the cost of medications are provided medication free of charge. Her family also raises chickens and pigs for their family to eat. The income Naw En earns is just enough to cover their daily expenses, but they have to borrow money to pay for anything else, like basic health care. Naw En learned she was pregnant last August 2021. She went to register her pregnancy at nearby Hlaingbwe Hospital, but the doctor told her to go to Hpa-An General Hospital when she told them that she had high blood pressure and previously needed a c-section delivery. When she went to Hpa-An General Hospital, a nurse told her to go to Taw Win Thu Ka Hospital because they were understaffed due to the coup and humanitarian crisis in their area. Finally, she then registered her pregnancy at Taw Win Thu Ka Hospital last November and received an ultrasound, blood test and urine test. The doctor gave her monthly follow-up appointments to check her high blood pressure and to check that her baby is in the right position. In January, Naw En learned that she will have a girl. “I was very happy to hear this as I already have two sons,” she said. Her doctor has now told her that she will need another c-section to ensure a safe delivery and unable to come up with the money needed, Naw En called her friend who works in Mae Sot to ask for help. Her friend told her about our medical partner Burma Children Medical Fund (BCMF) and that she may be able to find assistance in accessing her treatment. Currently, Naw En is taking medication for high blood pressure and feels tired when she walks. She can feel her baby kicking. When her blood pressure is high, she feels dizzy. She feels stressed each time she has to travel to the hospital, as it is located four hours from her home and cost 60,000 kyat (approx. 60 USD) just for the round-trip transportation. She is also worried about the cost of her c-section and that they would have to borrow money if they cannot find donors. In the future, she will continue to work as a village health worker. In her free times, she loves to spend time with her two sons and play with them. Naw En said, “I was happy when BCMF staff told me that donors will help pay for my c-section. Thank you so much to the donors for reliving me of my worries.” She also added, “I am very happy and excited to have a baby girl!”

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$801raised
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