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Success! Ezekiel from Kenya raised $1,224 to fund clubfoot correction.

Ezekiel
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  • $1,224 raised, $0 to go
$1,224
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$0
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Fully funded
Ezekiel's treatment was fully funded on August 8, 2018.

Photo of Ezekiel post-operation

September 9, 2018

Ezekiel underwent clubfoot correction.

The surgery was successful. After recovery, Ezekiel will be able to walk and join school.

Ezekiel’s mother says, “Thank you very much and God bless you.”

The surgery was successful. After recovery, Ezekiel will be able to walk and join school. Ezekiel's mother says, “Thank you very much and...

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June 27, 2018

Ezekiel is a boy from Kenya. He is the second born in a family family of six children. Ezekiel’s mother is a small-scale farmer and a single parent.

Ezekiel has clubfoot of both feet. Clubfoot is a condition in which the foot is twisted out of shape. This causes difficulty walking and even wearing shoes.

Fortunately, Ezekiel traveled to visit our medical partner’s care center, AIC Cure International Hospital. There, surgeons will perform clubfoot repair surgery on August 6. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $1,224 to fund Ezekiel’s clubfoot repair. After treatment, he will be able to walk easily.

“My desire is to see my son walking. I am kindly requesting for help,” says his mother.

Ezekiel is a boy from Kenya. He is the second born in a family family of six children. Ezekiel's mother is a small-scale farmer and a single...

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Ezekiel's Timeline

  • June 27, 2018
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Ezekiel was submitted by Joan Kadagaya, Curative Medical Support Program-Partner Representative at African Mission Healthcare, our medical partner in Kenya.

  • June 28, 2018
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Ezekiel's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • August 06, 2018
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Ezekiel 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.

  • August 08, 2018
    FULLY FUNDED

    Ezekiel's treatment was fully funded.

  • September 09, 2018
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Ezekiel'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 $1,224 for Ezekiel's treatment
Hospital Fees
$273
Medical Staff
$313
Medication
$179
Supplies
$395
Labs
$37
Radiology
$27
  • 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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Collins

Collins is a young boy from the northeastern slopes of Mt Kenya in Meru County, Kenya. He is 5 years old and is the firstborn in a family of two children. His mother is a housewife, while his father is a mason. Collins was born with clubfoot. Clubfoot is a condition in which the foot is twisted out of shape. Since birth, he has had serial casting treatment, but his condition has yet to improve. Both his mother and his sibling also have neglected clubfoot conditions. Collins has difficulty with walking and wearing shoes, and is unable to play with other kids. In January 2020, he was able to undergo a left posterior medial release (PMR) with Watsi support, and his foot has corrected well. As a result of the surgery, he is able to wear his left shoe and his walking has improved. However, his right foot is still deformed and requires surgery for him to be able to walk comfortably and confidently on both feet. Fortunately, Collins' family traveled back to our medical partner's care center, AIC Cure International Hospital. There, surgeons will perform clubfoot repair surgery on his right foot on January 11th. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $1,286 to fund Collins's clubfoot repair. This surgery will be very impactful for Collins because he will be able to walk, play, and enjoy life like other children. His mother is grateful for the support for his first surgery, and again appeals for support for this procedure as their income level is not high enough to afford his needed care. Collins' mother shared, “I would like to thank CURE Hospital and AMH-Watsi who made possible my son’s first surgery. May the almighty God bless you. I continue to plead for support for the planned surgery on his right foot so that he can fully walk without any difficulty.”

79% funded

79%funded
$1,017raised
$269to go

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