Success! Joseph from Kenya raised $840 to fund burn contracture surgery so he can use his hand as he grows up.

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Joseph's treatment was fully funded on November 4, 2021.
  • Joseph's story
  • Joseph's update
October 22, 2021

Photo of Joseph post-operation

November 23, 2021

Joseph underwent burn contracture surgery so he can use his hand as he grows up.

Joseph underwent a successful left wrist burn contracture release surgery! He stayed in the hospital ward for wound cleaning and dressing an...

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Joseph's Timeline

  • October 22, 2021

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

  • October 28, 2021

    Joseph 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.

  • October 29, 2021

    Joseph's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • November 4, 2021

    Joseph's treatment was fully funded.

  • November 23, 2021

    Joseph's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 15 donors

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Yi is a 52-year-old mother who lives with her husband, two sons and a daughter in a conflict area called Rakhine State. Her husband, daughter and younger son are unemployed while she is a homemaker. Her older son works as a taxi driver but does not always have work. They are financially supported by Yi's third son, who is also a taxi driver and lives separately. In her free time, she like to meditate and read Facebook posts relating to health. Yi first felt unwell in 2010 when she experienced severe joint pain. Later on, she also developed difficulty breathing and heart palpitations. She was diagnosed with a heart condition requiring surgery, but she could not afford to pay for it. Over the years, she tried to manage her symptoms through medication, but they would only help her feel better temporarily. Currently, Yi tires easily and does not have energy to do anything. She cannot walk long distances, and she cannot walk downstairs. If she does, she experiences chest pain and difficulty breathing. When she talks a lot, she feels tired. She has no appetite and cannot breathe well. She also has chest pain and cannot sleep at night. In May, she went to Pun Hlaing Hospital in Yangon, where the doctor diagnosed her with mitral valve stenosis and tricuspid valve regurgitation. She now needs to undergo surgery to have two valves in her heart replaced. Yi is scheduled to have this surgery on July 20th with our medical partner Burma Children Medical Fund (BCMF). They are requesting $1,500 to fund her procedure. Her son said, “Thank you so much to the donors and the organization [BCMF] for helping with the cost of my mom’s surgery. I worry about my mom and want her to get surgery as soon as possible.”

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