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Peter is a 75-year-old man from Kenya who needs $1,049 to fund fracture repair surgery so he can walk again.

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August 13, 2022

Peter is a 75-year-old man from central Kenya who has never been married and has no children. He is the thirdborn in a family of 10 siblings, all of whom are now adults. Peter previously worked on his small farm to support his basic needs, but he had to begin depending on his family members once he grew older and became unable to continue farming.

On July 12th, Peter was hit by a sports motorcycle, causing him to sustain an injury to his left leg. An X-ray was taken at a nearby hospital, which showed that Peter fractured his left tibia and fibula. If left untreated, he risks developing a bone infection, since it is an open fracture. His injury can also result in a malunion, meaning the bones may not heal in their proper position, potentially impairing functioning of the bones and limb.

Fortunately, his brother brought him to our medical partner’s care center. On August 15th, Peter will undergo a fracture repair procedure, called an open reduction and internal fixation. This procedure will help ensure he heals properly, and it will allow him to walk again. Now, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $1,049 to fund this procedure.

Peter says, “My brothers have been feeding me, but this is too much for them. They have no money to pay for my treatment. Please help so that at least I can be able to move around and also become less of a burden.”

Peter is a 75-year-old man from central Kenya who has never been married and has no children. He is the thirdborn in a family of 10 siblings...

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Peter's Timeline

  • August 13, 2022
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • August 15, 2022
    TREATMENT SCHEDULED

    Peter 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.

  • August 15, 2022
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Peter's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • TODAY
    AWAITING FUNDING

    Peter is currently raising funds for his treatment.

  • TBD
    AWAITING UPDATE

    Awaiting Peter's treatment update from African Mission Healthcare.

Funded by 19 donors

Funded by 19 donors

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

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