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Success! Angel from Kenya raised $1,282 to fund surgery that will enable him to walk.

Angel
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Fully funded
Angel's treatment was fully funded on November 25, 2020.

Photo of Angel post-operation

September 23, 2020

Angel underwent surgery that will enable him to walk.

Angel underwent surgery and the treatment will be of great help to him. He will be able to walk well with both feet, play with his friends, and continue with his studies without any difficulty. His family is eager to see his self-esteem also improve.

“I continue to extend my sincere gratitude for the support you have rendered to my sons Angel and Gilbert. May God continue to bless you,” Mirriam, Angel’s mother, expressed to us.

Angel underwent surgery and the treatment will be of great help to him. He will be able to walk well with both feet, play with his friends, ...

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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.

  • June 18, 2020
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Angel's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • July 22, 2020
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Angel 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.

  • September 23, 2020
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Angel's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • November 25, 2020
    FULLY FUNDED

    Angel's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 28 donors

Funded by 28 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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Simon is a 20-year-old who, since he was a little boy, he has worked selling goods at a nearby open market. He has no stable source of income and is currently unable to work due to his medical condition. His single mother is unable to support him. Fortunately, his friend is allowing him to stay in their single room close to the city market. Two years ago, Simon began experiencing pain in his left knee, causing him to limp as he walked. His pain eventually spread to his hip. He now cannot walk without a walking stick and has an infected hip and knee, which are limiting his mobility. After receiving a CT scan, Simon was diagnosed with septic arthritis, which is inflammation of a joint caused by an infection, and sequelae of the hip. In hopes to help his condition, Simon visited visited Kenyatta National Hospital. He has since been on medical follow-up for septic arthritis at the facility without any surgical intervention. He eventually had to stop attending the follow-up clinics due to a lack of financial resources. Fortunately, a friend told Simon about our medical partner's care center, and he traveled there to receive treatment. Now, Simon is scheduled to undergo a treatment on July 8th. This will hopefully finally help heal his condition and relieve his pain. Our medical partner is requesting $1,500 to fund his treatment. Simon shares, “I can barely move my leg without support from this walking stick. My hip is painful and my knee is just unbearable. I cannot work in my condition and therefore am struggling to survive.”

58% funded

58%funded
$881raised
$619to go

Meet another patient you can support

100% of your donation funds life-changing surgery.

Simon

Simon is a 20-year-old who, since he was a little boy, he has worked selling goods at a nearby open market. He has no stable source of income and is currently unable to work due to his medical condition. His single mother is unable to support him. Fortunately, his friend is allowing him to stay in their single room close to the city market. Two years ago, Simon began experiencing pain in his left knee, causing him to limp as he walked. His pain eventually spread to his hip. He now cannot walk without a walking stick and has an infected hip and knee, which are limiting his mobility. After receiving a CT scan, Simon was diagnosed with septic arthritis, which is inflammation of a joint caused by an infection, and sequelae of the hip. In hopes to help his condition, Simon visited visited Kenyatta National Hospital. He has since been on medical follow-up for septic arthritis at the facility without any surgical intervention. He eventually had to stop attending the follow-up clinics due to a lack of financial resources. Fortunately, a friend told Simon about our medical partner's care center, and he traveled there to receive treatment. Now, Simon is scheduled to undergo a treatment on July 8th. This will hopefully finally help heal his condition and relieve his pain. Our medical partner is requesting $1,500 to fund his treatment. Simon shares, “I can barely move my leg without support from this walking stick. My hip is painful and my knee is just unbearable. I cannot work in my condition and therefore am struggling to survive.”

58% funded

58%funded
$881raised
$619to go