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

Owen
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  • $1,224 raised, $0 to go
$1,224
raised
$0
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Fully funded
Owen's treatment was fully funded on November 2, 2019.

Photo of Owen post-operation

October 1, 2019

Owen underwent clubfoot correction.

Owen was admitted on Wednesday, he underwent for surgery on Thursday and it was successful. The treatment will be of great help to him as the pain he has been experiencing will be no more. He will also be able to step on the ground comfortably.

“God bless you (Watsi). We are grateful for the services we have received at CURE. I will be happy to see him walk like other children. Asante sana.” Owen’s mother told us.

Owen was admitted on Wednesday, he underwent for surgery on Thursday and it was successful. The treatment will be of great help to him as th...

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August 28, 2019

Owen is a child from Kenya. Owen is the first born in a family of 2. His father is a businessman while the mother is a housewife. The family live in a two roomed rental house in Machakos.

Owen 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, Owen traveled to visit our medical partner’s care center, AIC Cure International Hospital. There, surgeons will perform clubfoot repair surgery on August 29. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $1,224 to fund Owen’s clubfoot repair. After treatment, he will be able to walk easily.

“I am appealing for help, for my son to undergo surgery and walk like other children. Thank you so much and continue with the same spirit.” Owen’s father expressed.

Owen is a child from Kenya. Owen is the first born in a family of 2. His father is a businessman while the mother is a housewife. The family...

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Owen's Timeline

  • August 28, 2019
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • August 29, 2019
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Owen 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.

  • September 04, 2019
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Owen's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • October 01, 2019
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Owen's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • November 02, 2019
    FULLY FUNDED

    Owen's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 26 donors

Funded by 26 donors

Treatment
Club Foot Correction
  • Cost Breakdown
  • Diagnosis
  • Procedure
On average, it costs $1,224 for Owen'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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