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John is an aspiring professional footballer from Kenya who needs $1,500 to fund fracture repair surgery so he can walk again and return to achieving his dreams.

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July 21, 2022

John is a motivated 16-year-old footballer from Kenya. He aspires to be a professional footballer and currently plays the position of goalkeeper. He attends school and is in class seven. He currently lives in a children’s home with his younger brother. His other two siblings live with his mother in a nearby town. She is a single parent who works as a hawker. She had to give her two sons up to the home because she was unable to care for them due to financial constraints.

Two months ago, John broke his right leg while on the playing field with his friends. He has a right tibia fracture that is currently affecting his mobility. As a result of the injury, he has a long leg cast and has to use crutches to get around. X-ray images show that his bones are not properly aligned.

Fortunately, surgeons at our medical partner can help. On July 25th, John will undergo a fracture repair procedure called an open reduction and internal fixation. This procedure will help him heal and be able to use his leg again. Now, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $1,500 to fund this procedure.

John says, “I love football, and it is my passion. This fracture is affecting my passion to play and threatening my future goal of being a professional footballer.”

John is a motivated 16-year-old footballer from Kenya. He aspires to be a professional footballer and currently plays the position of goalke...

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John's Timeline

  • July 21, 2022
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    John was submitted by Ruth Kanyeria, SAFE Program Coordinator at African Mission Healthcare.

  • July 21, 2022
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    John's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • July 29, 2022
    TREATMENT SCHEDULED

    John was scheduled to receive 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.

  • TODAY
    AWAITING FUNDING

    John is currently raising funds for his treatment.

  • TBD
    AWAITING UPDATE

    Awaiting John's treatment update from African Mission Healthcare.

Funded by 11 donors

Funded by 11 donors

Treatment
ORIF Non Hip - Complex
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $1,593 for John's treatment
Subsidies fund $93 and Watsi raises the remaining $1,500
Hospital Fees
$1,043
Medical Staff
$77
Medication
$105
Supplies
$239
Labs
$13
Radiology
$40
Other
$76

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