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Success! Brighton from Kenya raised $1,286 to fund clubfoot repair surgery.

Brighton
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  • $1,286 raised, $0 to go
$1,286
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Brighton's treatment was fully funded on March 2, 2022.

Photo of Brighton post-operation

April 29, 2022

Brighton underwent clubfoot repair surgery.

Our medical partner shared that Brighton underwent successful surgery! This will help him to walk comfortably and he shared how excited he is to be able to play football, his favorite game.

“I am grateful for offering free surgery to my son. Personally, I would not have afforded the hospital bill and thus my son’s condition would have worsened but you supported us. May the almighty God bless your organization for their support. Thank you so much,” Brighton’s mother told us.

Our medical partner shared that Brighton underwent successful surgery! This will help him to walk comfortably and he shared how excited he i...

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December 29, 2021

Brighton is a 6-year-old boy and the 1st born in a family of two children. He is a very bright and social boy. His mother reports that he likes reading and English is his favorite subject. The family hails from Jogoo village in Kisii County in Kenya and his parents are small-scale farmers.

Brighton has clubfoot of his left foot. He was born with this condition and he limps as he walks and often falls while playing football, his favorite sport.

Fortunately, Brighton traveled to visit our medical partner’s care center, AIC Cure International Hospital. There, surgeons will perform clubfoot repair surgery on January 24th. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare, is requesting $1,286 to fund Brighton’s clubfoot repair. After treatment, he will be able to walk easily, wear both shoes and enjoy playing football.

Brighton’s mother says, “Please, I am pleading for help for my son’s foot to be corrected so that he can walk, play as he wishes, and enjoy life.”

Brighton is a 6-year-old boy and the 1st born in a family of two children. He is a very bright and social boy. His mother reports that he li...

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Brighton's Timeline

  • December 29, 2021
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • February 14, 2022
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Brighton 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.

  • February 15, 2022
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Brighton's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • March 2, 2022
    FULLY FUNDED

    Brighton's treatment was fully funded.

  • April 29, 2022
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Brighton's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 26 donors

Funded by 26 donors

Treatment
Club Foot Correction
  • Cost Breakdown
  • Diagnosis
  • Procedure
On average, it costs $1,286 for Brighton's treatment
Hospital Fees
$273
Medical Staff
$313
Medication
$179
Supplies
$396
Labs
$37
Radiology
$27
Other
$61
  • Symptoms
  • Impact on patient's life
  • Cultural or regional significance

​What kinds of symptoms do patients experience before receiving treatment?

The foot is turned inward, often severely, at the ankle, and the arch of the foot is very high. Patients experience discomfort, and the affected leg may be shorter and smaller than the other.

​What is the impact on patients’ lives of living with these conditions?

These children have a difficult time walking and running. Years of trying to walk on a clubfoot will cause wounds and other skeletal problems, such as arthritis. Patients will have difficulty fitting in shoes and participating in normal play, school, and daily activities. Many Africans make their livings through manual labor, which can be difficult with an untreated clubfoot.

What cultural or regional factors affect the treatment of these conditions?

Incidence is 1/1,000 live births in Kenya. This is roughly similar to rates in Western countries, though many cases may be missed. There is no known reason for its occurrence in this region.

  • Process
  • Impact on patient's life
  • Risks and side-effects
  • Accessibility
  • Alternatives

What does the treatment process look like?

Patients will undergo a series of small operations, casting, and manipulations during their course of treatment.

What is the impact of this treatment on the patient’s life?

The bones and joint will become aligned, and long-term disability will be prevented.

What potential side effects or risks come with this treatment?

Clubfoot is very treatable. The surgery is minor and not risky.

How accessible is treatment in the area? What is the typical journey like for a patient to receive care?

Care is not easily accessible. AIC Cure International Hospital is one of the few pediatric orthopedic hospitals devoted to serving the physically disabled children of Kenya. Most parents bring their children from remote areas to seek treatment.

What are the alternatives to this treatment?

There are no alternatives. If not treated, the condition will persist and will result in disability.

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