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Success! Alice from Kenya raised $1,500 to fund a sequestrectomy.

Alice
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Fully funded
Alice's treatment was fully funded on December 27, 2020.

Photo of Alice post-operation

December 28, 2020

Alice underwent a sequestrectomy.

Doctors performed a sequestrectomy tibia and removal of IM nail for Alice. The surgeries went well and will enable her to walk again and relieve the pain caused by infection in her tibia. Alice will continue to follow up with the clinic to make sure she fully recovers.

Alice told us, “Thank you for your support. On my own, I couldn’t be able to raise the required amount to get the surgery. I hopefully will be able to walk again.”

Doctors performed a sequestrectomy tibia and removal of IM nail for Alice. The surgeries went well and will enable her to walk again and rel...

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November 12, 2020

Alice is a 47-year-old woman from Kenya. Sheis a single mother of 2 children, and her children live with their grandmother in their home village.

Alice was an active and healthy woman who was able to use her legs normally. However, in early November 2017, she was involved in a road traffic accident that rendered her immobile. Alice was rushed to the hospital to undergo treatment and surgery. Although she was discharged, her troubles with the leg continued, and she developed more pain and complications. After returning to the same facility for treatment and not showing signs of improvement, Alice visited Kijabe Hospital. There, she has since undergone several other surgeries, including post-open reduction and internal fixation (ORIF) repair and debridement after the skin overlying the fracture site was compromised and infected.

Alice’s doctors have scheduled her for a sequestrectomy procedure and IM nail removal on November 12th. The sequestrectomy will remove any fragment of dead bone or other tissue that has separated from healthy tissue in her wound. Ultimately, they aim to prevent further infection of the hardware in her leg. Alice is currently ambulating in crutches and, if not treated, she might not be able to walk or properly use her leg in the future.

Unfortunately, this procedure is costly for Alice and her family. Alice owns a small green grocery in Mukaa Town where she sells vegetables and tomatoes. Her total monthly profit is barely able to cover her basic needs, rent, and kids’ needs; let alone pay for her necessary surgeries. She has depended on the National Hospital Insurance Fund and support from friends to help cover her several medical and surgical trips to different facilities. Alice is appealing for financial help so she can get the care she needs.

Alice shared, “My problems never seem to come to an end after the accident. I have been through a lot of surgeries, and I still need more to be able to walk again. Thank you for your support.”

Alice is a 47-year-old woman from Kenya. Sheis a single mother of 2 children, and her children live with their grandmother in their home vil...

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Alice's Timeline

  • November 12, 2020
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • November 12, 2020
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Alice 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.

  • November 13, 2020
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Alice's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • December 27, 2020
    FULLY FUNDED

    Alice's treatment was fully funded.

  • December 28, 2020
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Alice's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Treatment
Sequestrectomy
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $1,614 for Alice's treatment
Subsidies fund $114 and Watsi raises the remaining $1,500
Hospital Fees
$1,123
Medical Staff
$67
Medication
$61
Supplies
$233
Labs
$23
Radiology
$30
Other
$77

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