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Success! Kennedy from Kenya raised $1,286 to fund clubfoot surgery.

Kennedy
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  • $1,286 raised, $0 to go
$1,286
raised
$0
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Fully funded
Kennedy's treatment was fully funded on September 27, 2020.

Photo of Kennedy post-operation

September 23, 2020

Kennedy underwent clubfoot surgery.

Kennedy underwent for surgery on the 20th and the surgery was a success! The treatment will be of great help to him as he is now learning to walk without straining, he’s not feeling much pain, and he can now play with his friends and continue with his education.

“We are grateful for heeding to our plea and offering support to our son to undergo surgery. May God continue to bless you,” Mary, Kennedy’s mother said.

Kennedy underwent for surgery on the 20th and the surgery was a success! The treatment will be of great help to him as he is now learning to...

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July 19, 2020

Kennedy is a kindergarten student from Kenya. He is five years old and likes to play and look after his family’s cattle. He is the first-born in a family of two and his mother notes that he is very active and observant both at home and at school.

However, his clubfoot has greatly affected his mobility as he falls often. Kennedy was born with club foot which is severely hindering his mobility, he is also experiencing pain when he walks. Fortunately our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare, can help. But his mother, a church secretary, and father, a farmer, are unable to raise the estimated bill and so are asking for your help to fund this $1,286 surgery. This surgery will enable Kennedy to wear shoes and walk with ease.

“We are appealing for support so that our son can walk well like other children, continue with his education, and play with other children. Currently he is feeling pain when he walks and so surgery will be of great help to him,” shared Kennedy’s mother.

Kennedy is a kindergarten student from Kenya. He is five years old and likes to play and look after his family's cattle. He is the first-bor...

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Kennedy's Timeline

  • July 19, 2020
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Kennedy was submitted by Robert Kariuki, Process Coordinator at African Mission Healthcare, our medical partner in Kenya.

  • July 20, 2020
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Kennedy 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.

  • July 20, 2020
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Kennedy's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • September 23, 2020
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Kennedy's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • September 27, 2020
    FULLY FUNDED

    Kennedy's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 17 donors

Funded by 17 donors

Treatment
Club Foot Correction
  • Cost Breakdown
  • Diagnosis
  • Procedure
On average, it costs $1,286 for Kennedy'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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100% of your donation funds life-changing surgery.

Meet another patient you can support

100% of your donation funds life-changing surgery.