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Hannah is a woman from Kenya who needs $1,049 to fund repair of her fractured right leg so she can stay independent.

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July 6, 2022

Hannah is an elderly woman from a small village in southwestern Kenya. She is a widow and is currently living with one of her daughters since her fall. Before then, she was able to stay on her own and do a bit of farming in her shamba to sustain herself.

Hannah recently had a fall and sustained a closed fracture of the femur of her right leg. The fracture was repaired three weeks ago, but the plate in her leg was dislodged after she tried to walk. Now it is difficult for her to walk and she is in severe pain. The surgeon recommended a repeat ORIF (open reduction and internal fixation) procedure to help her heal.

Hannah’s family is not in a position to raise money for this treatment, and the insurance coverage which paid for her first surgery will not pay for the care she now needs.

Fortunately, surgeons at our medical partner can help. On July 7th, Hannah will undergo an ORIF procedure. This procedure will help reduce her pain and she will be able to walk easily once she recovers. Now, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare, is requesting $1,049 to fund her procedure and medical care.

“I used to stay on my own but now I am depending on my children, who are also busy with their families. I kindly request for help so that I can eventually be independent again,” said Hannah.

Hannah is an elderly woman from a small village in southwestern Kenya. She is a widow and is currently living with one of her daughters sinc...

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Hannah's Timeline

  • July 6, 2022
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • July 7, 2022
    TREATMENT SCHEDULED

    Hannah was scheduled to receive treatment at Nazareth 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.

  • July 10, 2022
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Hannah's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • TODAY
    AWAITING FUNDING

    Hannah is currently raising funds for her treatment.

  • TBD
    AWAITING UPDATE

    Awaiting Hannah's treatment update from African Mission Healthcare.

Funded by 16 donors

Funded by 16 donors

Treatment
Nazareth - ORIF
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $1,049 for Hannah's treatment
Hospital Fees
$459
Medical Staff
$0
Medication
$26
Supplies
$379
Labs
$104
Radiology
$31
Other
$50

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Irine

Irine is a hardworking 76-year-old grandmother and widow from Kenya. She lives in a semi-permanent house and works as a small-scale farmer, growing food to feed herself. She receives other basic necessities from her children. Irine's home is located in an area with many hills, which become very slippery when it rains. One rainy day, Irine was doing her daily duties when she unfortunately slipped and fell. As she fell on the side of her hip, the load she was carrying also fell on top of her. She could not get up or move due to her right lower limb being in pain. Since she was home alone, she had to shout for help, and a neighbor eventually came to her rescue. A family member later took her to a hospital, where she was diagnosed with a fracture of her right femur. Irene currently experiences pain and is unable to use her leg. Although she was previously among the beneficiaries who received health insurance paid for by the government, the government eventually stopped providing payment. This meant Irine had to pay for her own monthly bill, a cost she could not provide. Due to financial constraints and not having insurance, Irine cannot fund her needed treatment. Fortunately, surgeons at our medical partner can help. On August 2nd, Irine will undergo a fracture repair procedure, called an open reduction and internal fixation. After the surgery, she will hopefully be able to walk and care for herself again. Now, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $1,247 to fund this procedure. Irine says, "I know how my children struggle to earn a living. Kindly help me so that I may not be a burden to them.”

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$621raised
$626to go

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