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Success! Gilbert from Kenya raised $1,282 to fund mobility restoring knee surgery.

Gilbert
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  • $1,282 raised, $0 to go
$1,282
raised
$0
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Fully funded
Gilbert's treatment was fully funded on October 4, 2020.

Photo of Gilbert post-operation

September 23, 2020

Gilbert underwent mobility-restoring knee surgery.

Gilbert underwent his surgery and the doctors shared that all was smooth and successful! His surgery will be of great help to him as he will be able to walk with both feet, continue with his studies, and his self-esteem will greatly improve as well.

“I continue to extend my sincere gratitude to the Watsi for the support you have rendered to my sons Angel and Gilbert. May God continue to bless you,” Mirriam, Gilbert’s mother, expressed with a big smile on her face.

Gilbert underwent his surgery and the doctors shared that all was smooth and successful! His surgery will be of great help to him as he will...

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June 17, 2020

Gilbert is a calm and polite boy. He is the second born in a family of four children and hails from Dagoretti in Nairobi county. He is in 3rd grade at a primary school in Nairobi and aspires to be a pilot. Gilbert was brought to our hospital by his mother because he was experiencing pain and could not walk long distances. He has had this condition since he was three years old and it has significantly impacted his ability to go to school.

Gilbert’s mother shared that, “I sometimes carry him to school as his knees knock against each other which hinders his movement. But when I have money, I will pay for a motorbike to take him and his brother to school.”

His mother works part-time cleaning houses, washing clothes, and performing other household work she may be given. Gibert’s father is a street pastor and works as a street vendor. The family lives in a one-bedroom rental house in Nairobi and they shared with us that they feel life is hard because they do not have the resources to buy everything they need.

Gilbert was able to already have his right leg treated which is now healed. He now needs support for the surgery on his left knee. With both knees healed, Gilbert will be able to walk comfortably and continue with his studies.

Gilbert is a calm and polite boy. He is the second born in a family of four children and hails from Dagoretti in Nairobi county. He is in 3r...

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Gilbert's Timeline

  • June 17, 2020
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Gilbert was submitted by Joan Kadagaya, Curative Medical Support Program-Partner Representative at African Mission Healthcare, our medical partner in Kenya.

  • June 18, 2020
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Gilbert's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • July 14, 2020
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Gilbert received treatment at AIC Cure International Hospital. 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.

  • September 23, 2020
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Gilbert's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • October 4, 2020
    FULLY FUNDED

    Gilbert's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 35 donors

Treatment
Angular Deformity Correction
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $1,282 for Gilbert's treatment
Hospital Fees
$356
Medical Staff
$313
Medication
$179
Supplies
$350
Labs
$37
Radiology
$47

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