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Success! Joyline from Kenya raised $1,286 to fund life-changing clubfoot treatment.

Joyline
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  • $1,286 raised, $0 to go
$1,286
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$0
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Fully funded
Joyline's treatment was fully funded on December 28, 2021.

Photo of Joyline post-operation

January 4, 2022

Joyline underwent life-changing clubfoot treatment.

Joyline was admitted to the hospital and had a successful clubfoot surgery. Being her second surgery, this will be very impactful to her because both of her feet are now corrected and facing in the right direction. She will enjoy being able to wear shoes, walk properly, play with her friends, her self-esteem will improve and she’ll be able to continue with her studies like other children.

“I am extremely excited and grateful to God. As a family, we had lost hope but we can now put a smile on our faces as we see our daughter undergoing her 2nd surgery, which will fully correct her feet. God bless you and continue with the good work of helping needy patients,” Joyline’s father told us.

Joyline was admitted to the hospital and had a successful clubfoot surgery. Being her second surgery, this will be very impactful to her bec...

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November 15, 2021

Joyline is a humble 9-year-old girl. She’s the only child in her family and was born with a bilateral clubfoot condition. Her father is a farmer while her mother is a housewife. Together their family lives in a rural area of Kenya.

Joyline has clubfoot of both legs. Clubfoot is a condition in which the foot is twisted out of shape. This causes difficulty walking and even wearing shoes. Joyline cannot put on shoes, walk or play with her friends. Her situation makes her lead a lonely life as her father put it. She underwent foot surgery in 2020 and her condition was partially corrected. Joyline is now scheduled to undergo a corrective osteotomy surgery.

The family is not in a financial position to cater for the surgery and is appealing for financial assistance.

Fortunately, Joyline’s family traveled to visit our medical partner’s care center, AIC Cure International Hospital. There, surgeons will perform clubfoot repair surgery on November 22nd. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $1,286 to fund Joyline’s clubfoot repair. After treatment, Joyline will be able to put on both shoes, walk comfortably, play with other children and continue with her education uninterrupted.

Joyline’s father says, “Being our firstborn child, we would love to see her grow well, join school and excel in life. Any help to make her foot look and feel better would be highly appreciated.”

Joyline is a humble 9-year-old girl. She's the only child in her family and was born with a bilateral clubfoot condition. Her father is a fa...

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Joyline's Timeline

  • November 15, 2021
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • November 19, 2021
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Joyline's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • November 22, 2021
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Joyline 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.

  • December 28, 2021
    FULLY FUNDED

    Joyline's treatment was fully funded.

  • January 4, 2022
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Joyline's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 19 donors

Funded by 19 donors

Treatment
Club Foot Correction
  • Cost Breakdown
  • Diagnosis
  • Procedure
On average, it costs $1,286 for Joyline'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.

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100% of your donation funds life-changing surgery.