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Success! Isaack from Kenya raised $1,049 for fracture repair surgery.

Isaack
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$1,049
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Fully funded
Isaack's treatment was fully funded on November 23, 2021.

Photo of Isaack post-operation

November 30, 2021

Isaack underwent fracture repair surgery.

Isaack had successful surgery, and as an active young man, he recovered very well from the operating theater. By the time Isaack was being discharged home, he could walk well using crutches. Having had this treatment Isaack now has a chance of healing well and even being able to continue with his favorite hobby of football. Isaack will also be able to become independent through working to provide for himself.

“I can’t wait to see my leg healed so that I can go back to the field, I miss playing football. Thank you for the support because now I have hope of being independent, especially because my parents are far from where I stay,” Isaack shared with a big smile.

Isaack had successful surgery, and as an active young man, he recovered very well from the operating theater. By the time Isaack was being d...

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August 30, 2021

Isaack is an energetic 21-year-old from Kiambu County in Kenya. He is the fourth born in a family of seven. His mother works as a housewife and his father works as a small businessman and lives in western Kenya. Isaack works on construction sites and enjoys playing football during his free time.

Last Sunday, Isaack was playing football with his friends when he bumped into a fellow player and fell. Instantly they knew his injury was serious because his tibial shaft assumed a C-like shape and begun to swell. Isaack was brought to Nazareth Hospital. The fracture was stabilized with a splint. Isaack was instructed to go home and await for potential surgery while the swelling went down. Upon review by the surgeon, an implant is recommended to ensure he heals.

When Isaack was informed of the money required for surgery he asked the surgeon if there was any other treatment option because he had no way to raise the funds necessary and his family was not in a position to contribute to his bill. The surgeon explained that the nature of the fracture requires surgery for proper healing and referred him to the Watsi-AMH program. If not treated the fracture on Isaack’s left leg may heal with a deformity leading to reduced functionality of his left lower limb, thus affecting his mobility, which is an important for allowing him to work and earn money to support himself and his family.

Fortunately, surgeons at our medical partner AMH can help. On September 2nd, Isaack will undergo a fracture repair procedure, called an open reduction and internal fixation. If treated, the fracture on Isaack’s left leg will heal without any deformity and allow him to walk with ease. Now, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $1,049 to fund this procedure.

Isaack remarked, “I look forward to the day I will be able to play on the football field again and go to work with ease so that I can fend for myself as I am used to.”

Isaack is an energetic 21-year-old from Kiambu County in Kenya. He is the fourth born in a family of seven. His mother works as a housewife ...

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Isaack's Timeline

  • August 30, 2021
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • September 1, 2021
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Isaack's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • September 2, 2021
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Isaack 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.

  • November 23, 2021
    FULLY FUNDED

    Isaack's treatment was fully funded.

  • November 30, 2021
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Isaack's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 21 donors

Funded by 21 donors

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

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