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Success! Kenneth from Kenya raised $1,145 to fund fracture repair surgery so he can walk and work again.

Kenneth
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  • $1,145 raised, $0 to go
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Fully funded
Kenneth's treatment was fully funded on December 16, 2021.

Photo of Kenneth post-operation

December 22, 2021

Kenneth underwent fracture repair surgery so he can walk and work again.

Kenneth was admitted to the hospital and underwent a successful fracture surgery after he injured his left femur. He’s recovered well after his surgery. Kenneth is doing great, and he is looking forward to being on his feet once again.

Although it will take him some time to learn to bear weight on his leg again, Kenneth soon will be able to walk easily with the help of crutches, and eventually, he will be able to walk on his own. Kenneth will continue having weekly clinic appointments at the hospital to check his progress until he recovers fully.

Kenneth is happy with the outcome of the surgery. He says, “I have seen so much improvement since I underwent the surgery, the doctors were so compassionate. Thank you Watsi for changing my life.”

Kenneth was admitted to the hospital and underwent a successful fracture surgery after he injured his left femur. He's recovered well after ...

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November 8, 2021

Kenneth is a moto-taxi driver hailing from Marakwet County in Kenya. Kenneth completed his secondary school education in 2014 but did not proceed to college due to a lack of funds. He lives in a single-roomed rental house and he depends on his low-paying job to pay rent and provide daily needs for his family.

During the afternoon on Saturday, November 6th, Kenneth was involved in a hit-and-run road traffic accident with a motorbike when he was headed home from his daily hustle. He sustained injuries on his leg including a fracture of the left femur which was confirmed after doing an X-Ray. Kenneth was brought by his brothers to our medical partner’s hospital where his fracture was immobilized and he was admitted to the surgical ward. He is currently unable to use or move his leg. He is also in immense pain. This road accident has been extremely tough for Kenneth and his family since he has been the only breadwinner. Now he is worried about the struggles his family might face if he is not treated.

Fortunately, surgeons at our medical partner can help. On November 9th, Kenneth will undergo a fracture repair procedure, called an open reduction and internal fixation. This surgery will rid him of the pain and restore his ability to use his leg. He is seeking financial support to help him undergo the surgery. Now, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $1,145 to fund this procedure.

Kenneth says, “I want to receive treatment [and] walk again so that I can be well and continue supporting my family.”

Kenneth is a moto-taxi driver hailing from Marakwet County in Kenya. Kenneth completed his secondary school education in 2014 but did not pr...

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Kenneth's Timeline

  • November 8, 2021
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • November 9, 2021
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Kenneth received treatment at AIC Kapsowar 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 10, 2021
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Kenneth's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • December 16, 2021
    FULLY FUNDED

    Kenneth's treatment was fully funded.

  • December 22, 2021
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Kenneth's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 20 donors

Funded by 20 donors

Treatment
ORIF Non Hip (Complex)
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $1,145 for Kenneth's treatment
Hospital Fees
$521
Medical Staff
$3
Medication
$56
Supplies
$359
Labs
$40
Radiology
$12
Other
$154

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Clement

Clement is a small-scale farmer from Kenya. He was born and raised in a small village called Bugar where most of the people living in the area are farmers or find other casual jobs. He is married and has six children: two girls, and four boys. He did not attend school and communicates only in his mother tongue, called Keiyo. His family lives in a small mud house with a thatched roof and grows their food from their small farm, which mostly consists of maize and beans. Last week, Clement sustained a severe injury on his right leg after he was involved in a road traffic accident while going to the market. He was a passenger on a motorcycle that lost control and fell into a ditch leaving him and the rider with severe injuries. They were rushed to a nearby hospital where they received first aid and were later referred to our medical partner's care center for treatment. An X-ray revealed an open right tibia fibula fracture. Quickly Clement was rushed to the operating theatre for surgical debridement of wounds and casting. He was admitted to the hospital and is awaiting fracture surgery. He is unable to walk and is in great pain. Clement likes spending his days on his farm and as the breadwinner of the family, he's now feeling distressed because he can’t provide for them due to his condition. He is worried about the obstacles his family would face if his leg is not treated, having also been diagnosed with arthritis. The family doesn’t have funds to pay for his surgery and he's appealing for support. Fortunately, surgeons at our medical partner can help. On January 6th, Clement will undergo a fracture repair procedure, called an open reduction and internal fixation. This procedure will reduce his pain and help him walk easily again. After complete recovery, he will be able to resume his work and support his family. Now, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $1,145 to fund his treatment to help him heal. Clement says, “I want to be pain-free and healthy. I hope to be happy again and have a good life. My family needs me the most.”

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