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Success! Eddys from Kenya raised $1,145 to fund leg fracture surgery so she can return to providing for her family.

Eddys
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  • $1,145 raised, $0 to go
$1,145
raised
$0
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Fully funded
Eddys's treatment was fully funded on July 4, 2022.

Photo of Eddys post-operation

August 17, 2022

Eddys underwent leg fracture surgery so she can return to providing for her family.

Eddys was relieved and thrilled after undergoing a successful fracture repair on her right tibia. After one week, she was discharged home, happy to be ambulating on crutches and bearings some weight.

Being a tailor and a single mother of two, she was very happy and looking forward to the total recovery of her right lower limb. Once it has restored its full functioning, she will be able to work and provide for her family again.

Eddys says, “At least my mother will get a helping hand after a long time of suffering single-handedly. I am really grateful for your consideration it was beyond my expectation.”

Eddys was relieved and thrilled after undergoing a successful fracture repair on her right tibia. After one week, she was discharged home, h...

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June 20, 2022

Eddys is a farmer and tailor who hails from the highlands of Elgeyo Marakwet County in a small village well known for potato farming. She is a calm and conversational woman. Eddys is a mother of two aged between 5 and 9 years. She separated from her husband due to domestic violence at home. She returned to her homeland after the separation and now lives with her parents and her children in a semi-permanent house in their village. Before the incident, Eddys used to earn her wages through tailoring, a skill she learned in a polytechnic program.

Eddys presented to our medical partner’s hospital with a five-month-old fracture following a road traffic accident, which left her with severe injuries and a broken leg. Before they came to our hospital, Eddys was managed in a local health facility near her home. She had a cast applied and was told that she will heal without surgery. However, two months later, she started having pain in her leg. One of her relatives referred her to our facility where an X-Ray revealed a closed fracture of the shaft of her tibia.

Fortunately, surgeons at our medical partner can help. On June 21st, Eddys will undergo a fracture repair procedure called an open reduction and internal fixation. Eddy will be able to walk, work and provide for her children once she heals. Now, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $1,145 to fund this procedure.

Eddys has been surviving on her friend’s contributions and relies on her mother because she has not been working since the accident. She appeals for financial assistance so that she can be well again.

Eddys says, “My children need my motherly support which I am unable to give them since I broke my leg, it has been a nightmare for us. My hope is to get my leg treated and be able to walk again.”

Eddys is a farmer and tailor who hails from the highlands of Elgeyo Marakwet County in a small village well known for potato farming. She is...

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Eddys's Timeline

  • June 20, 2022
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • June 21, 2022
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Eddys 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 22, 2022
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Eddys's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • July 4, 2022
    FULLY FUNDED

    Eddys's treatment was fully funded.

  • August 17, 2022
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Eddys's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 19 donors

Funded by 19 donors

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

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