Success! Gifton from Kenya raised $1,286 to fund treatment to heal his clubfeet.

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Gifton's treatment was fully funded on January 30, 2024.
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  • Gifton's update
October 23, 2023

Photo of Gifton post-operation

February 9, 2024

Gifton underwent treatment to heal his clubfeet.

Gifton underwent bilateral Achilles tenotomy surgery, and it was successful. The treatment will be impactful for him because as he grows, he...

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Gifton's Timeline

  • October 23, 2023

    Gifton was submitted by SAFE Program Admin, SAFE Program Admin at African Mission Healthcare.

  • October 23, 2023

    Gifton 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.

  • October 26, 2023

    Gifton's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • January 30, 2024

    Gifton's treatment was fully funded.

  • February 9, 2024

    Gifton's treatment was successful. Read the update.

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100% of your donation funds life-changing surgery.

Kila is a sweet 19-month-old boy from Ethiopia. He already loves to play football with his dad and mom. His mom and dad went to school up to grade three and dropped out since the schools were far from their neighbourhood. They now work as casual labourers at a construction site; his mom carries Kila to work and works with him tied on her back. They earn $1.76 per day and live in a rented house. They work hard, but their income is hardly enough to sustain the family and to raise their child. They support each other in the housework too. Dad buys water and carries it on his back for their daily use. They buy charcoal to cook their food. Since birth, Kila has had an inguinal hernia. His parents took him to a health centre, but they were referred to a hospital in another city. A month ago, they heard of an organization around their area that helps families in need who don't have access to surgery because of a lack of funds to support their treatment. They went to the mission organization and communicated with the sisters about the condition of the child and their financial status. The sisters called our local partner's care center Bethany KidsMCM and informed them of Kila's condition. BKMCM arranged accommodation for his family on their treatment stay in Addis Ababa, working in partnership with Missionaries of Charity, and assigned a date and informed the sisters to bring the family on that date. The family is unable to afford Kila's surgery and is requesting financial assistance. This hernia causes him weakness and pain that prevents him from walking. Fortunately, on December 12th, he will undergo hernia repair surgery at our medical partner's care center. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare, is requesting $512 to fund Kila's surgery. Once completed, this procedure will hopefully allow him to live and grow more comfortably and confidently. Kila's dad said, “This is in the hands of God, but I hope with this surgery, the bulge will disappear and he will get normal and free of any complication.”

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