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Success! Mark from Kenya raised $1,500 to fund fracture repair surgery.

Mark
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  • $1,500 raised, $0 to go
$1,500
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$0
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Fully funded
Mark's treatment was fully funded on February 20, 2023.

Photo of Mark post-operation

March 9, 2023

Mark underwent fracture repair surgery.

Mark had a successful surgery! The surgery helped to reduce the pain he was going through, and it is expected that he will be able to use his hand once he fully recovers.

Mark’s mother says, “Mark is jovial and always smiling. I can tell he is happy and hope he can use his hand soon.”

Mark had a successful surgery! The surgery helped to reduce the pain he was going through, and it is expected that he will be able to use hi...

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September 30, 2022

Mark is a primary school student in a special need school in Nairobi. Mark wears a broad smile and is feeling proud to take his photo and share his story. Mark is the firstborn in a family of two children. Mark’s parents are both hawkers at a local market in Githurai. His father sells second-hand shoes famously known as Mitumba and his mother sells t-shirts at the same market. This work results in inconsistent income for their family.

Mark has a fracture and dislocation of the shoulder joint and the upper part of the bone of the arm (humerus). As a result of his disability, Mark is unable to communicate the cause of the injury, but his mother suspects he fell a couple weeks ago and injured himself. Mark is unable to use his arm and hand as a result of the fracture.

Fortunately, surgeons at our medical partner can help. On October 5th, Mark will undergo a fracture repair procedure, called an open reduction and internal fixation. This procedure will help him heal well and he will be able to use his arm and hand again. Now, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is helping Mark’s family raise $1,500 to fund this procedure.

Mark’s mother shared, “Mark is struggling to use his hand. He is in constant pain and it is written all over his face. Normally, he is a jovial kid but the pain is making him frown constantly.”

Mark is a primary school student in a special need school in Nairobi. Mark wears a broad smile and is feeling proud to take his photo and sh...

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Mark's Timeline

  • September 30, 2022
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Mark was submitted by Joan Kadagaya, Curative Medical Support Program-Partner Representative at African Mission Healthcare.

  • October 6, 2022
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Mark received 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.

  • October 10, 2022
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Mark's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • February 20, 2023
    FULLY FUNDED

    Mark's treatment was fully funded.

  • March 9, 2023
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Mark's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Treatment
ORIF Non Hip - Complex
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $1,593 for Mark's treatment
Subsidies fund $93 and Watsi raises the remaining $1,500
Hospital Fees
$1,043
Medical Staff
$77
Medication
$105
Supplies
$239
Labs
$13
Radiology
$40
Other
$76

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Ferdinand

Ferdinand is a father of two from the Philippines. He has one son and one daughter. Both he and his wife both work as public school teachers. Their income is still insufficient for their needs, however and, in addition to supporting their children, part of their salary goes to their medication for diabetes and hypertension. In September, Ferdinand began to experience several troubling symptoms, including severe abdominal pain. He was rushed to an emergency room to be treated. The ultrasound test showed that he has gallstones. Ferdinand has been advised to undergo a cholecystectomy which is the surgical removal of the gallbladder. If left untreated, his symptoms will continue to worsen and will put him at risk of further health complications in the future. After seeking treatment through our medical partner, World Surgical Foundation Philippines (WSFP), Ferdinand is scheduled to undergo a cholecystectomy on December 3rd. A portion of the cost of the procedure is being supported by the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation, and WSFP is raising the remaining $826 to cover the cost of Ferdinand's surgery and care. "Because of my condition, I'm in constant pain which hinders me from doing my usual activities. I've tried to reach out for help to our local government but was unsuccessful," Ferdinand shared. "I am glad there are foundations like Watsi and World Surgical Foundation Philippines that exist. I'm forever grateful for the help that you've given me," he added.

55% funded

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$459raised
$367to go

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