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Success! 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
to go
Fully funded
Melvin's treatment was fully funded on December 21, 2021.
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.

  • December 21, 2021
    FULLY FUNDED

    Melvin's treatment was fully funded.

  • TODAY
    AWAITING UPDATE

    Awaiting Melvin's treatment update from African Mission Healthcare.

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.