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Success! Raymond from Kenya raised $1,286 to fund a clubfoot repair surgery to help him walk with comfort.

Raymond
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$1,286
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$0
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Fully funded
Raymond's treatment was fully funded on February 27, 2022.

Photo of Raymond post-operation

June 9, 2022

Raymond underwent a clubfoot repair surgery to help him walk with comfort.

Raymond underwent a series of casting treatments and then surgery to heal his clubfoot condition. His treatment was successful! This care is so impactful to him because he will be able to walk well and have a healthy and active life as he grows, just like other children.

“I feel my hope has been restored and patiently I will be waiting to see him walk again. All of you donors that help the needy patients and because of that, God will lift you up. Thank you so much!” Raymond’s mum says.

Raymond underwent a series of casting treatments and then surgery to heal his clubfoot condition. His treatment was successful! This care is...

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February 1, 2022

Raymond is a three-year-old toddler from Kajiado County in Kenya. He is the youngest child in his family with one older sibling. His mother is the sole provider of his family, and works in a beauty salon. Together they live in a one-room house in the village.

Raymond was born with a birth condition on his right foot called clubfoot. Clubfoot is a musculoskeletal condition in which the foot is twisted out of shape. As a result, Raymond has difficulty walking and wearing a shoe on his right foot. He has had appointments at Makindu Medical Centre, but his condition has yet to improve. Our medical partner met Raymond at their outreach clinic and he was scheduled to undergo serial casting to help improve his range of motion.

Raymond now needs surgery to fix his malformation. However, his mother is unable to raise the estimated cost and has requested support from our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare.

Fortunately, Raymond’s family has now traveled to visit our medical partner’s care center, AIC Cure International Hospital. There, surgeons will perform a clubfoot repair surgery on March 3rd. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare, is requesting $1,286 to fund Raymond’s surgery. After treatment, he will be able to grow up without being worried about his ability to walk.

Raymond’s mother says, “I would request medical support for my son to be able to walk without any difficulty.”

Raymond is a three-year-old toddler from Kajiado County in Kenya. He is the youngest child in his family with one older sibling. His mother ...

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Raymond's Timeline

  • February 1, 2022
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Raymond was submitted by Joan Kadagaya, Curative Medical Support Program-Partner Representative at African Mission Healthcare.

  • February 9, 2022
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Raymond's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • February 27, 2022
    FULLY FUNDED

    Raymond's treatment was fully funded.

  • May 4, 2022
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Raymond 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.

  • June 9, 2022
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Raymond's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 24 donors

Funded by 24 donors

Treatment
Club Foot Correction
  • Cost Breakdown
  • Diagnosis
  • Procedure
On average, it costs $1,286 for Raymond'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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100% of your donation funds life-changing surgery.