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Shem is a 14-year-old from Kenya who needs $1,145 to fund fracture repair surgery on his leg.

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October 26, 2022

Shem is a 14-year-old student from Kenya who is studying in class seven. He is the youngest in his family of eleven. Shem’s parents practice small-scale farming of maize, and his older siblings work labor jobs to help provide for the family.

A few weeks ago, Shem was injured playing football and fractured his lower tibia and fibula. He is experiencing pain and cannot use his leg, which is preventing him from being able to go to school, play with friends, and help his family at home. Shem needs to undergo surgery to heal, and his family requests assistance with the surgery costs.

Happily, Shem was able to visit our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare (AMH), for assistance. On November 1st, he will undergo a fracture repair procedure called an open reduction and internal fixation. Upon recovery, Shem will be able to use his leg again, allowing him to attend school and participate in activities with friends and at home. AMH is requesting $1,145 to help fund this procedure.

Shem shared, “It has been hard to carry out my normal duties, especially going to school. I really look forward to getting well so that I can fully depend on myself as before.”

Shem is a 14-year-old student from Kenya who is studying in class seven. He is the youngest in his family of eleven. Shem's parents practice...

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Shem's Timeline

  • October 26, 2022
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Shem was submitted by Beatrice Njoroge, Curative Medical Support Program Coordinator at African Mission Healthcare.

  • October 26, 2022
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Shem's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • November 1, 2022
    TREATMENT SCHEDULED

    Shem was scheduled to receive 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.

  • TODAY
    AWAITING FUNDING

    Shem is currently raising funds for his treatment.

  • TBD
    AWAITING UPDATE

    Awaiting Shem's treatment update from African Mission Healthcare.

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

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