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Perez from Kenya raised $1,000 to finally repair his club foot.

Perez
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  • $1,000 raised, $0 to go
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Fully funded
Perez's treatment was fully funded on June 23, 2014.

Photo of Perez post-operation

February 12, 2015

Perez received the last surgery necessary to repair his club foot.

The surgery went well and Perez’s foot should heal well now, according to our hospital partner.

Perez’s father Amos was able to tell us how Perez is coping, too.

“When he woke up after the surgery, he was not happy about the cast. He kept on telling me to remove it. I have been talking to him, trying to explain to him the advantages of having it on, as part of the process of healing - of course telling him that this is the only way he will have his foot corrected so that he can play football - and I am happy that he is now coping well.”

The surgery went well and Perez's foot should heal well now, according to our hospital partner. Perez's father Amos was able to tell us ...

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June 10, 2014

This smiley chap is Perez from Kenya. He’s four, and outgoing and headstrong for his age. He talks at the top of his voice and runs a lot. “He is always inclined to spend time and hang out with children who are older than him. You will rarely find him with his agemates,” his father Amos says.

Perez was born with clubfoot, a deformity of the lower leg that can bring physical pain and without treatment, disability. His loving parents have worked hard to reverse their sons’ condition. Very early Perez got serial castings on his leg, helping reduce the deformity, thanks to which he is already an active little boy.

$1000 will provide Perez with the final surgery to completely correct his leg. This will allow him to grow up physically able to do anything he wants. Perez’s leg will also look perfectly normal, which is important, as clubfoot carries social stigma in Kenya.

If Perez does not get this last surgery, his deformity will get progressively worse over time, causing him pain and eventually disability. Your donation will give Perez the last leg surgery he will ever need, and allow him to run around his neigborhood on strong, normal legs with his friends.

This smiley chap is Perez from Kenya. He's four, and outgoing and headstrong for his age. He talks at the top of his voice and runs a lot. “...

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Perez's Timeline

  • June 10, 2014
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Perez was submitted by Debbie Stowell at CURE International, our medical partner in Kenya.

  • June 11, 2014
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Perez received treatment. 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 18, 2014
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Perez's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • June 23, 2014
    FULLY FUNDED

    Perez's treatment was fully funded.

  • February 12, 2015
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    We received an update on Perez. Read the update.

Funded by 15 donors

Funded by 15 donors

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100% of your donation funds life-changing surgery.

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100% of your donation funds life-changing surgery.