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Melvin from Kenya raised $1,224 to fund corrective surgery so that she can walk and play.

Melvin
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  • $1,224 raised, $0 to go
$1,224
raised
$0
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Fully funded
Melvin's treatment was fully funded on December 21, 2021.
June 6, 2022

Melvin has not yet undergone corrective surgery.

Our medical partner shared an update with us that we wanted to share with you. Melvin’s family has not returned to the hospital for her scheduled surgery. Her family has asked to postpone as they are concerned about such a big decision to undergo her treatment. The hospital team is continuing to work with them to hopefully have her scheduled soon, but has asked that we support another patient in need right now who is waiting for care. Thank you for your understanding and support.

Our medical partner shared an update with us that we wanted to share with you. Melvin's family has not returned to the hospital for her sche...

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November 9, 2021

Melvin is a four-year-old girl. She has a twin brother and lives with her grandmother and her father. Her father works finding jobs wherever he can to support their family.

Melvin was born with a condition which is known as genu varum, or bowleggedness. She has had examinations at different hospitals but, unfortunately, her condition has worsened. Currently, she is unable to walk, run, or play with her friends.

Fortunately, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare (AMH), is helping Melvin receive treatment. On November 22nd, she is scheduled to undergo corrective surgery at AMH’s care center. After surgery, she will be able to walk well, play with her friends, and enroll in school. Now, she and her family need help raising $1,224 to fund her procedure and care.

Melvin’s grandmother shared, “I would love to see my granddaughter walking well like other children. Please support us.”

Melvin is a four-year-old girl. She has a twin brother and lives with her grandmother and her father. Her father works finding jobs wherever...

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Melvin's Timeline

  • November 9, 2021
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Melvin was submitted by Edward Mugane, Impact Assessment Coordinator at African Mission Healthcare.

  • November 19, 2021
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Melvin's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • November 22, 2021
    TREATMENT SCHEDULED

    Melvin was scheduled to receive 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 6, 2022
    FUNDING ENDED

    Melvin is no longer raising funds.

  • June 6, 2022
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Melvin's treatment did not happen. Read the update.

Funded by 25 donors

Funded by 25 donors

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

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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.