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Success! Aaron from Kenya raised $1,286 to fund clubfoot repair surgery on his right foot.

Aaron
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  • $1,286 raised, $0 to go
$1,286
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$0
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Fully funded
Aaron's treatment was fully funded on January 6, 2021.

Photo of Aaron post-operation

February 10, 2021

Aaron underwent clubfoot repair surgery on his right foot.

Aaron returned to the hospital and had a successful surgery! This treatment will be of great impact to Aaron because he will finally be able to put on shoes, walk comfortably, and play football like other children.

“On behalf of our family, I am grateful for the support you have accorded my son. God bless you,” Josphat, Aaron’s father, told us.

Aaron returned to the hospital and had a successful surgery! This treatment will be of great impact to Aaron because he will finally be able...

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October 31, 2020

Aaron is a five-year-old boy, the 3rd and last born child in his family. Aaron is talkative and likes playing with other children. His father is a farmer while his mother is a housewife and also a farmer. They live in a one-roomed traditional grass-thatched house in Kenya.

Aaron has a condition called clubfoot on his right foot, which causes his foot to be twisted out of shape. This condition causes difficulty with walking and even with wearing shoes.

Fortunately, Aaron traveled to visit our medical partner’s care center, AIC Cure International Hospital, to seek care. On November 15th, surgeons will perform clubfoot repair surgery on Aaron. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $1,286 to fund his clubfoot repair procedure. After treatment, Aaron will be able to walk easily and wear shoes normally and comfortably.

Josphat, Aaron’s father, shared, “I am humbly requesting for help to enable my son to undergo surgery. We would love to see him walk like other children.”

Aaron is a five-year-old boy, the 3rd and last born child in his family. Aaron is talkative and likes playing with other children. His fathe...

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Aaron's Timeline

  • October 31, 2020
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Aaron was submitted by Joan Kadagaya, Curative Medical Support Program-Partner Representative at African Mission Healthcare.

  • November 4, 2020
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Aaron's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • November 23, 2020
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Aaron 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.

  • January 6, 2021
    FULLY FUNDED

    Aaron's treatment was fully funded.

  • February 10, 2021
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Aaron's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 38 donors

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