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Success! Lucy from Kenya raised $1,224 to fund fracture surgery so she can fully use her hand.

Lucy
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  • $1,224 raised, $0 to go
$1,224
raised
$0
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Fully funded
Lucy's treatment was fully funded on July 28, 2022.

Photo of Lucy post-operation

August 3, 2022

Lucy underwent fracture surgery so she can fully use her hand.

Lucy’s surgery was a success, and she is smiling brightly! As a result of this procedure, Lucy’s hand will fully heal and she can grow up healthy and active. She’s also excited to be able to help her mom out around their home.

Lucy’s mother shared, “I would like to say thank you to the donors for aiding out in my daughter’s treatment. She’ll be able to play with other children without being looked at badly because of her arm. I am grateful indeed.”

Lucy's surgery was a success, and she is smiling brightly! As a result of this procedure, Lucy's hand will fully heal and she can grow up he...

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February 18, 2022

Meet Lucy, a 3-year-old jovial girl. She is the second born and last born in the family. Her family hails from Mai-Mahiu village in Nakuru County of Kenya. Lucy’s mother separated from her father after having challenges in the family. Now they live in a two-room rental house in their village and her mom does laundry, farming, and any other work she can get within the village.

Our medical partner met Lucy at the Kijabe clinic, where she came with her mother. Lucy has a fracture on her hand that was sustained after a fall last year. She was taken to a hospital in Kiambu county, where casting was done, and she was later told that the hand had healed. Lucy’s mother noticed, however, that her hand is still not well and she is not able to lift things or do all that she should be able to.

Lucy is scheduled to undergo osteotomy surgery to correct her left hand. Her mother is not able to raise the hospital bill and has requested support.

“Any help to assist my daughter with undergoing surgery will be highly appreciated,” Lucy’s mother shared.

Meet Lucy, a 3-year-old jovial girl. She is the second born and last born in the family. Her family hails from Mai-Mahiu village in Nakuru C...

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Lucy's Timeline

  • February 18, 2022
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • March 15, 2022
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Lucy received treatment at AIC Cure International 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 17, 2022
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Lucy's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • July 28, 2022
    FULLY FUNDED

    Lucy's treatment was fully funded.

  • August 3, 2022
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Lucy's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 30 donors

Treatment
Angular Deformity Correction
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $1,224 for Lucy's treatment
Hospital Fees
$242
Medical Staff
$313
Medication
$179
Supplies
$347
Labs
$37
Radiology
$47
Other
$59

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Thet

Thet is a 35 year old husband and father, who lives with his wife, son and in-laws in Mon State in Burma. Both Thet and his wife work in his uncle's grocery store, while his in laws are farmers. When he isn't working, Thet enjoys spending time with his son and reading. In November 2018, Thet started to experience tiredness when working, and frequent headaches. He also had a rapid heartbeat, and he couldn't sleep well. He went to a hospital in Mawlamyine, where he was referred to a different hospital in Yangon for further treatment. At the hospital in Yangon, Thet was diagnosed with mitral valve regurgitation and stenosis, which would require surgery to correct. Thet was sent home with medications to manage his condition. In March 2022, Thet went back to the hospital in Yangon, because of continuing fatigue, headaches, coughing and fever. The doctor told him they would contact him to schedule his surgery in May, but Thet never heard back from the hospital. When Thet told his neighbor about this, his neighbor gave him the phone number of a heart patient who had been helped by our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund (BCMF). Thet followed up, and thanks to the assistance of Burma Children Medical Fund, he is finally scheduled for surgery to replace the valve in his heart on October 13th, at Pun Hlaing Hospital. Now Thet needs your help to fund the $1,500 to cover the cost of this surgery. "I have sold all my jewelry to pay for the cost of traveling to the hospital. I feel less stressed since I met the BCMF staff,” said Thet.

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$1,107raised
$393to go

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