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Success! Alex from Kenya raised $1,224 to fund achilles tendon lengthening surgery.

Alex
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  • $1,224 raised, $0 to go
$1,224
raised
$0
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Fully funded
Alex's treatment was fully funded on May 5, 2021.

Photo of Alex post-operation

June 7, 2021

Alex underwent achilles tendon lengthening surgery so he can walk well.

Alex underwent surgery on both of his legs and it was successful! His surgery is of great impact to Alex as he will be able to walk well, stand for a long time, and join school (which he is very excited about!).

“On behalf of my family, I would like to express my sincere gratitude for helping my son undergo surgery for free. May the almighty God bless you!” Alex’s mother told us.

Alex underwent surgery on both of his legs and it was successful! His surgery is of great impact to Alex as he will be able to walk well, st...

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April 26, 2021

Alex is a three-year-old boy and the youngest of two children in his family. Alex’s mother works at home taking care of their family. His father used to work as a mechanic, but unfortunately had a stroke and is currently bedridden at home.

When Alex was two years old, his mother noticed that his gait was becoming abnormal. He began tiptoeing while walking and experienced difficulty with his balance. He was taken to a hospital in Nairobi where his family was told that his condition would improve as he grows. Instead, his condition has deteriorated.

Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare (AMH), is helping Alex to receive life-changing treatment. On May 9th, Alex is scheduled to undergo bilateral achilles tendon lengthening surgery at AMH’s care center. Now, AMH is requesting $1,224 to fund Alex’s surgery.

Alex’s mother shared, “I am appealing to the people of goodwill to assist me so that my son can undergo surgery and walk normally like other children.”

Alex is a three-year-old boy and the youngest of two children in his family. Alex's mother works at home taking care of their family. His fa...

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Alex's Timeline

  • April 26, 2021
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Alex was submitted by Beatrice Njoroge, Curative Medical Support Program Coordinator at African Mission Healthcare.

  • April 29, 2021
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Alex's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • May 5, 2021
    FULLY FUNDED

    Alex's treatment was fully funded.

  • May 10, 2021
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Alex 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.

  • June 7, 2021
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Alex's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 20 donors

Funded by 20 donors

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

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Meet another patient you can support

100% of your donation funds life-changing surgery.

Veasna

Veasna is a hardworking 42-year-old farmer and construction worker from Cambodia. He has two sons and two daughters, all of whom are students in public schools. To support their family, Veasna works as a small-scale farmer, and his wife sells vegetables at the local market. Veasna works construction jobs during the off-season to supplement their family's income. In his free time, he enjoys exercising, visiting his friends, and helping his wife with housework. Three years ago, Veasna underwent back surgery for sciatic pain, which led to a reduction in sensation in his feet. He stepped on a hot brick at work two years later and severely burned his left heel. Despite taking antibiotics, this wound has remained unhealed. The wound is currently producing discharge, which he shares is both unpleasant and painful. He is unable to walk on his left foot, preventing him from working. Veasna's wife now provides their family's sole income, and he shares that they are facing difficulty feeding their children and keeping them in school. When Veasna learned about our medical partner, Children's Surgical Centre (CSC), he traveled for two hours seeking treatment. On August 11th, surgeons at CSC will perform an excision of dead skin and a sural skin flap procedure to heal his wound and help him walk again. Now, he needs help funding this $673 procedure. Veasna shares, "I hope after surgery my foot will heal soon with no infection. I am hopeful I can walk without pain and can return to work to support my family."

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14%funded
$100raised
$573to go