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Success! Carrison from Kenya raised $1,286 to fund mobility-enhancing foot surgery.

Carrison
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  • $1,286 raised, $0 to go
$1,286
raised
$0
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Fully funded
Carrison's treatment was fully funded on December 20, 2020.

Photo of Carrison post-operation

December 21, 2020

Carrison underwent mobility-enhancing foot surgery.

Our medical partner shared that Carrison has a successful surgery and is now back home and doing well! His surgery will be of great impact to him because he will be able to step on the ground comfortably and walk like other children. His family is hopeful that he will also be able to continue with his studies uninterrupted.

“I lack words to express how grateful I am. May the almighty God bless you all for providing free surgery to my son,” Zainab, Carrison’s mother told us.

Our medical partner shared that Carrison has a successful surgery and is now back home and doing well! His surgery will be of great impact t...

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October 9, 2020

Carrison is a 7-year-old boy from Kenya, the firstborn in a family of three children. His mother told us how much he likes playing with other children. Their family hails from Kimana village in Kajiado county where his mother vends vegetables while his father is a farmer.

Carrison was born with diplegic CP, a condition that affects his muscles making them stiff, especially in his legs. The condition has made his walking difficult and forces him to walk on his toes. This often leads to him falling and not being able to walk for longer distances. He has been receiving therapy sessions at a nearby district hospital. When reviewed by our partner doctors, they recommend he also has an achilles tendon lengthening surgery. The surgery will allow him to walk comfortably and with a better posture. His mother was shocked by the money required for surgery and requests assistance.

Fortunately, Carrison traveled to visit our medical partner’s care center, AIC Cure International Hospital. There, surgeons will perform surgery on October 12th. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $1,286 to fund Carrison’s foot surgery. After treatment, he will be able to walk more easily.

“I am appealing to AMHF for my son to undergo surgery. My desire is to see him walking comfortably without any hardship.” Carrison’s mother expressed.

Carrison is a 7-year-old boy from Kenya, the firstborn in a family of three children. His mother told us how much he likes playing with othe...

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Carrison's Timeline

  • October 9, 2020
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Carrison was submitted by Robert Kariuki, Process Coordinator at African Mission Healthcare, our medical partner in Kenya.

  • October 09, 2020
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Carrison's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • October 12, 2020
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Carrison 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.

  • December 20, 2020
    FULLY FUNDED

    Carrison's treatment was fully funded.

  • December 21, 2020
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Carrison's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 27 donors

Funded by 27 donors

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