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

Perez
$1,000
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Perez's treatment was fully funded on June 23, 2014.
  • Perez's story
  • Perez's update
June 10, 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 ...

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Perez's Timeline

  • June 10, 2014
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Perez was submitted by Debbie Stowell at CURE International.

  • 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

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Sobel is an unemployed 21-year-old who lives in Phnom Penh province with six other members of his family - his father and five siblings who all live together at home. His father is retired. Before his injury, Sobel had an engineering job and enjoyed playing volleyball with friends. In July 2023, on his way home from work, Sobel's motorcycle skidded on the rain-soaked surface, sending him crashing onto the pavement. He lost consciousness for several hours. His sister took him to a local hospital with a skull fracture, broken collarbone, and broken upper arm. He has been diagnosed with a brachial plexus injury on his left side. The brachial plexus is a nerve network that transmits signals from the spine to the shoulder, arm, and hand. Injuries to this nerve network can result in loss of function and sensation. Sobel is unable to lift his shoulder or hand, consequently stripping away his ability to work. The thought of navigating life with only one arm is hard for him to imagine. Sobel traveled to Kien Khleang National Rehabilitation Centre to receive treatment. This is the only center in the whole country where this treatment is available. On January 2nd, he will undergo a brachial plexus repair surgery. After recovery, he hopes to restore function in his arm and hand and find a job to help his family. Our medical partner, Children's Surgical Centre, is requesting $709 to fund this procedure. Sobel said: "I want to work like before and hope the surgeons can help me."

$150raised
$559to go