Success! Mary from Kenya raised $979 to treat a fractured elbow.

Mary
$979
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$0
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Fully funded
Mary's treatment was fully funded on June 3, 2023.

Mary's story

March 14, 2023

Mary's Timeline

  • March 14, 2023
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • March 15, 2023
    TREATMENT SCHEDULED

    Mary was scheduled to receive treatment at AIC Kijabe 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.

  • March 21, 2023
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Mary's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • June 3, 2023
    FULLY FUNDED

    Mary's treatment was fully funded.

  • TODAY
    AWAITING UPDATE

    Awaiting Mary's treatment update from African Mission Healthcare.

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Nicholas is a 40-year-old from Kenya and a dad to two daughters. Nicholas works a variety of labor jobs, and his wife is a homemaker. They also have a small piece of land where they plant maize. Their oldest daughter is in high school, while their youngest is in primary school. Nicolas was recently injured while working with a team preparing animal feeds. He was carrying a hay machine when one of the screws broke, causing Nicolas to receive a deep cut on his left hand and a broken radius (wrist). He was rushed to a nearby hospital, where the wound was sutured and dressed, and Nicolas returned home with an arm sling and medication to help with the pain. When he returned a few days later, the doctors confirmed that he needs an implant to stabilize the fracture. As this facility does not have a surgeon, Nicolas visited our medical partner’s care center for further treatment. The medical team stabilized the fracture with a splint and arm sling. Nicholas also spoke with the orthopedic surgeon, who told him that he must undergo surgery to align the broken bone. Fortunately, surgeons at our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare (AMH), can help. After the swelling subsides, Nicholas will undergo a fracture repair procedure, called an open reduction and internal fixation, on February 27th. This procedure will relieve his pain and allow his fracture to heal properly so he can return to work and care for his family. AMH is requesting $1,145 to fund this procedure. Nicholas said: “I have always worked hard in order to ensure that my family doesn’t lack. My hand is now injured, and I cannot work to earn a living. It is sad, but I am grateful to God for the gift of life. Kindly help me so that I may continue providing for my family.”

$984raised
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