Success! Hannah from Kenya raised $1,049 to fund repair of her fractured right leg so she can stay independent.

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Hannah's treatment was fully funded on November 30, 2022.
  • Hannah's story
  • Hannah's update
July 6, 2022

Photo of Hannah post-operation

December 13, 2022

Hannah underwent surgery of her fractured right leg so that she can stay independent.

Hannah's surgery was successful. She has recovered well post-operatively. She is currently in the hospital ward and looking forward to use a...

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Hannah's Timeline

  • July 6, 2022

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

  • July 7, 2022

    Hannah received 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

    Hannah's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • November 30, 2022

    Hannah's treatment was fully funded.

  • December 13, 2022

    Hannah's treatment was successful. Read the update.

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Mark is a 2-year-old boy, His mother works as a teacher, while the father owns a small business of selling thrift shoes around town. However, ever since the lock down period during the COVID-19 pandemic, their business has been slow, thus, reducing their household income. The past year has been the most difficult for them, and they are unable to raise funds to seek medical treatment for their son. Last year, while playing with his friends, Mark accidentally pulled on a flask of hot water resulting in the water spilling and burning most parts of his arms and stomach. Following the accident, his mother applied honey and a raw egg on the wound as first aid and then rushed him to the hospital. Mark was given ointments to help the wound heal, but his mother was led to believe that applying mashed cassava mixed with honey would help Mark’s wound heal faster and better compared to the medicine he was given at the hospital. Two months after the incident, Mark no longer had an open wound, but the skin around the fingers of his right hand was badly damaged. Burn scar contractures have developed, tightening the skin around the burn. Now it is difficult for him to use his right hand. Fortunately, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is helping Mark receive treatment. On March 3rd, surgeons at their care center will perform a burn contracture release surgery to increase the functionality of his fingers. Now, he needs help to fund this $874 procedure. Mark’s mother says, “Sometimes I wonder if not following the doctor’s advice is the reason my son’s hand is the way it is, and I’m the one responsible for that.”

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