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Success! Rachael from Kenya raised $1,224 to fund knee surgery to heal her condition and help her walk well again.

Rachael
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  • $1,224 raised, $0 to go
$1,224
raised
$0
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Fully funded
Rachael's treatment was fully funded on December 14, 2021.

Photo of Rachael post-operation

December 20, 2021

Rachael underwent knee surgery to heal her condition and help her walk well again.

Rachael underwent surgery and all was successful! Her treatment will be impactful because she will be able to walk well without hindrances, play with her friends, and her self-esteem will also improve.

“Thank you so much for helping me undergo surgery. I’m happy I’ll be able to walk comfortably now,” Rachael told us.

Rachael underwent surgery and all was successful! Her treatment will be impactful because she will be able to walk well without hindrances, ...

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November 15, 2021

Rachael is the 1st born in a family of three children. Her favorite subject in school is English and she aspires to become a lawyer in the future. Rachael’s mother is a vendor, selling chips and samosas in her small shop while her father works as a mechanic. They live in a one-roomed rental house in a rural village.

She was born healthy, however, at the age of 11, Rachael’s mother noticed an unusual bending of her right leg towards her left leg; a condition she came to know is called genu valgum or “knock knees” deformity. Rachael cannot walk well as her right leg knocks the left. She is unable to play with her friends and while at school, her self-esteem is affected because she cannot walk like her peers.

This surgery will be of great impact to her. Rachael will be able to walk well, play with her friends, her self-esteem will be boosted, and she will continue with her education to achieve her dream of becoming a lawyer.

Rachael says, “I would love to be treated so that I can walk well, wear skirts like my friends, and continue with my education without interruptions.”

Rachael is the 1st born in a family of three children. Her favorite subject in school is English and she aspires to become a lawyer in the f...

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Rachael's Timeline

  • November 15, 2021
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • November 22, 2021
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Rachael 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.

  • November 22, 2021
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Rachael's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • December 14, 2021
    FULLY FUNDED

    Rachael's treatment was fully funded.

  • December 20, 2021
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Rachael's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 10 donors

Funded by 10 donors

Treatment
Angular Deformity Correction
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $1,224 for Rachael's treatment
Hospital Fees
$242
Medical Staff
$313
Medication
$179
Supplies
$347
Labs
$37
Radiology
$47
Other
$59

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Mu

Mu lives with her four nieces and nephew in a refugee camp along the Thai/Burma border region. One of her nieces is a medic, the other a teacher, and the two youngest go to school with her nephew. Mu is unemployed and in her free time she enjoys gardening and reading the Bible. In 2019, Mu started to suffer from abdominal pain, back pain, and exhaustion. When she touched her lower abdomen, she could feel a mass. After the International Rescue Committee (IRC) helped her undergo medical investigations at multiple hospitals, she was diagnosed with bilateral endometriosis cysts and was told she has cysts outside of her uterus. Although she needed surgery, she was told she would have to wait because all surgeries had stopped due to the outbreak of COVID-19 in Thailand. In September, she had an ultrasound which showed that she had one new cyst. The doctor said she would need surgery soon but Mu could not go back to Mae Sot Hospital for the next few months because more COVID-19 cases in the refugee camp caused a lockdown. When she was finally able to go to the hospital this month, doctors have scheduled her for surgery to remove her cysts. With Mu unable to pay for the procedure, IRC referred her to our medical partner Burma Children Medical Fund for financial assistance to raise $1,500 that is needed for her treatment. "I felt like half of my worries disappeared when I heard that I could have surgery with the support of donors," said Mu. "I have waited so long to receive surgery and my condition is so painful. I would like to say thank you so much to everyone who is helping me."

79% funded

79%funded
$1,188raised
$311to go

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