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Success! Julie from Kenya raised $1,049 to fund a fracture repair so she can walk again.

Julie
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  • $1,049 raised, $0 to go
$1,049
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Julie's treatment was fully funded on December 30, 2021.

Photo of Julie post-operation

January 12, 2022

Julie underwent a fracture repair and is walking again.

Unlike when she first arrived at the hospital, Julie was very much excited and could talk well after her successful surgery. She felt like a different person. Julie underwent successful treatment and by the time she went home, she could walk using crutches. With this treatment and when complete healing takes place, Julie will be able to use her leg, start her small business again, and contribute to taking care of her family—not depending fully on her mother-in-law.

With a bold smile, Julie said, “I am so happy because this has changed my desperation. I now look forward to the healing of my leg so that I can get my normal life back, and be able to support my family. May the Lord bless all who have supported me.”

Unlike when she first arrived at the hospital, Julie was very much excited and could talk well after her successful surgery. She felt like ...

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November 24, 2021

Julie is a 26-year-old who hails from Kawaida village in rural Kenya.. She was married at an early age and has two children aged 12 and 4 years old. Julie sells old clothes near their house while her husband is a motorbike (bodaboda) driver.

Julie was brought to the hospital by her mother-in-law, who cooks porridge for a local nursery school, earning limited income herself. Julie’s family also relies on her (the mother-in-law) throughout the year for support.

Julie was well until September 9th when she slipped and fell. She landed on her right leg leading to fracture-dislocation of the right ankle joint. She was taken to the County Hospital for treatment, but Julie still has difficulty walking and is in pain. After six weeks when her cast was removed, it was noted that the bones had not united and an ORIF surgery was recommended, but they could not afford it. Since then, Julie has just stayed at home until our partner’s Community Health Worker identified her and asked them to come and seek support at Nazareth Hospital.

Fortunately, surgeons at our medical partner can help. On November 25th, Julie will undergo a fracture repair procedure, called an open reduction and internal fixation. This procedure will relieve her of the pain, help her walk easily again, and restore her leg’s functionality. Now, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare, is requesting $1,049 to fund this procedure.

Julie’s mother-in-law says, “It is becoming very difficult for us because I have to do most of the work for my daughter-in-law. I was very happy when the Community Health Worker asked me to bring her here for possible support. I hope she will get sponsorship so that she can be well and be able to continue with her job, at least to contribute to taking care of her family.”

Julie is a 26-year-old who hails from Kawaida village in rural Kenya.. She was married at an early age and has two children aged 12 and 4 ye...

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Julie's Timeline

  • November 24, 2021
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • November 25, 2021
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Julie's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • November 29, 2021
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Julie received treatment at Nazareth 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.

  • December 30, 2021
    FULLY FUNDED

    Julie's treatment was fully funded.

  • January 12, 2022
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Julie's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 16 donors

Funded by 16 donors

Treatment
Nazareth - ORIF
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $1,049 for Julie's treatment
Hospital Fees
$459
Medical Staff
$0
Medication
$26
Supplies
$379
Labs
$104
Radiology
$31
Other
$50

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