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Angel is a funny and jovial eight-year-old from Kenya who needs $1,282 to fund surgery that will enable him to walk.

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June 17, 2020

Angel is a funny and jovial boy. Like his brother, Gilbert, he has a condition known as Bilateral Genu Valgus, or knock knees, that makes it difficult for him to walk. Angel is the second youngest of four siblings and is in the first grade at a local primary school.

His mother works part-time cleaning houses, washing clothes, and performing other household work she may find. Gibert’s father is a street pastor and also 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.

Angel’s condition began when he was just two years old. He experienced pain and could not walk long distances. Since then, his condition has worsened and he cannot run or play with his friends at school.

In June of 2019, he and his brother underwent a Derotational Femoral Osteotom, a surgery that realigns their bones so that they can resume walking comfortably. The surgery was successful for both brothers and Angel has been walking well with his right leg. He now needs support for the surgery on his left knee. With both knees healed, Angel will be able to walk comfortably. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare, is requesting $1,282 to fund this procedure.

Angel’s mother shared, “I am pleading for more support for their second surgery. God bless you.”

Angel is a funny and jovial boy. Like his brother, Gilbert, he has a condition known as Bilateral Genu Valgus, or knock knees, that makes it...

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Angel's Timeline

  • June 17, 2020
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Angel 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

    Angel's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • June 23, 2020
    TREATMENT SCHEDULED

    Angel was scheduled to receive 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.

  • TODAY
    AWAITING FUNDING

    Angel is currently raising funds for his treatment.

  • TBD
    AWAITING UPDATE

    Awaiting Angel's treatment update from African Mission Healthcare.

Funded by 22 donors

Funded by 22 donors

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

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