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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, our medical partner in Kenya.

  • 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. 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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100% of your donation funds life-changing surgery.

Moses

Moses is a quiet two-year-old boy. In early 2018, Moses was an orphan rescued by New Life Home in Kisumu. When a new child is rescued, they have a full health examination for birth defects and any other medical condition that might require medical intervention. During Moses’ examination, the physicians diagnosed him with Hirschsprung’s disease, which affects his large intestine and digestive system as a whole. Since then, he has been under a close eye of the medical practitioners in the facility. After some time, Moses was moved to the organization's Nairobi branch so that they could bring him to Watsi's Medical Partner BethanyKids Hospital for review. After some examinations, he was scheduled for surgery, which was to be supported by a national health insurance system. During admission to the hospital awaiting his surgery, Moses became sick and was diagnosed with pneumonia. His surgery had to be postponed so that he could recover from the illness. Once he felt better, Moses was scheduled for surgery again. This important procedure will help him to pass stool properly without any complications. The orphanage home that rescued Moses has National Hospital Insurance Fund (NHIF) coverage that would have helped pay for Moses' surgery initially. However, due to his pneumonia, the funds were depleted while he was in the hospital during his illness. NHIF will not approve support for the surgery, so we are raising funds to cover his cost of care. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is helping Moses receive treatment. He is scheduled to undergo an anorectoplasty on January 11th at our medical partner's care center. This procedure will cost $743, and he needs help raising money. Moses’ guardian shared, “As a children rescue home, it is our joy when the rescued children are in good health and independent in many ways. For Moses, it will great joy to us for him to be treated.”

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$374to go