Success! Florence from Kenya raised $788 to fund a laparotomy so she can live pain-free.

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Fully funded
Florence's treatment was fully funded on December 31, 2023.
  • Florence's story
  • Florence's update
October 17, 2023

Photo of Florence post-operation

January 11, 2024

Florence underwent a laparotomy.

With this treatment, Florence will be free from the symptoms she had and will gain strength to resume her job as a shopkeeper, in order to c...

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Florence's Timeline

  • October 17, 2023

    Florence was submitted by Beatrice Njoroge, SAFE Program Manager at African Mission Healthcare.

  • October 18, 2023

    Florence's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • October 26, 2023

    Florence received treatment at Nazareth 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.

  • December 31, 2023

    Florence's treatment was fully funded.

  • January 11, 2024

    Florence's treatment was successful. Read the update.

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John is an 11-year-old quiet boy from Meru County in Kenya. John's story is a journey of compassion and the unwavering support of a dedicated well-wisher. His origin is drawn back to Tanzania, where he was disowned by his birth parents due to a congenital disorder on his feet. His present guardian adopted him, offering not just a home but a sense of belonging. John has clubfoot, a condition in which the foot is twisted out of shape. Both his feet are affected. The condition causes difficulty walking and even wearing shoes. John was diagnosed during a mobile clinic held by our medical partner's care center AIC Cure International Hospital. He underwent a successful surgery on his left foot, which is now healed. He is currently in the hospital to undergo reconstruction of his right foot. He has in the meantime been undergoing serial casting to adjust the position of his foot to achieve the desired correction. Fortunately, our medical partner African Mission Healthcare, is helping John receive treatment. On March 21st, surgeons at AIC Cure International Hospital will perform clubfoot repair surgery to improve his mobility. John aspires to go back to school and study hard so that he can be a doctor someday. Now, John's family needs help to fund this $1,286 procedure. John shared, “I am looking forward to seeing my foot corrected, to walking properly, playing football with my friends, continue with my studies like other children and achieving my dream of becoming a doctor in future so that I can impact the lives of children born with clubfoot and other physical conditions."

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