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Success! Derrick from Kenya raised $1,165 to fund corrective surgery.

Derrick
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  • $1,165 raised, $0 to go
$1,165
raised
$0
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Fully funded
Derrick's treatment was fully funded on February 1, 2018.

Photo of Derrick post-operation

February 23, 2018

Derrick underwent corrective surgery.

Derrick’s surgery was a success. After a full recovery, he’ll be able to play football, he’ll be able to play with his friends, and he’ll be free to move around!

His father says, “We’re hopeful that his walking will be easier, he’ll be able to function more fully, and he’ll be able to help with chores around the house.”

Derrick's surgery was a success. After a full recovery, he’ll be able to play football, he’ll be able to play with his friends, and he’ll be...

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December 20, 2017

“We have already seen great improvement in our son’s condition,” shares Derrick’s mother. “Derrick has healed from the surgery on his left foot. What we are asking for now is your help in treating his right foot so that he can walk normally one day.”

Five-year-old Derrick is a lively and playful boy from Kenya. The third and youngest child in the family, he is only a nursery school pupil, but already loves to read.

Derrick was born with genu varus, or bowleggedness, in both limbs. This seriously affects his gait. Although normal in very young children, Derrick’s condition has now persisted long enough that it needs surgical intervention. With Watsi’s help, he successfully underwent an operation to correct his left leg, and now needs to undergo the same procedure on his right.

Just as they needed financial assistance for his first operation, Derrick’s parents need your help again with this one. His father, a fisherman, is the family’s sole breadwinner, and his income is reliant on the seasons and weather. The family lives in a small grass thatched house.

For $1,165 we can sponsor Derrick’s second surgery on January 15. This sum will also cover the costs of his lab tests, medications, and five-day hospital stay.

“Thank you for your support,” says Derrick’s mother.

“We have already seen great improvement in our son’s condition,” shares Derrick’s mother. “Derrick has healed from the surgery on his left f...

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Derrick's Timeline

  • December 20, 2017
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Derrick was submitted by Joan Kadagaya, Curative Medical Support Program-Partner Representative at African Mission Healthcare, our medical partner in Kenya.

  • January 03, 2018
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Derrick's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • February 01, 2018
    FULLY FUNDED

    Derrick's treatment was fully funded.

  • February 08, 2018
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Derrick 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.

  • February 23, 2018
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Derrick's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 20 donors

Funded by 20 donors

Treatment
Angular Deformity Correction
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $1,165 for Derrick's treatment
Hospital Fees
$242
Medical Staff
$313
Medication
$179
Supplies
$347
Labs
$37
Radiology
$47

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Titus

Titus, a happy 7-year old boy, was born and raised in Kapsabaa Village in Kenya. He is in first grade. He was well until the 8th of April, when he was pushed by a friend when they were playing together and hit the hard ground, injuring his left hand. Accompanied by his mother, Titus had to travel for several hours to get from their home to Watsi's partner hospital to be seen by doctors. His family was referred from a government hospital because they were unable to treat him due to lack of financial means. Very quickly after arriving at our partner hospital, an X-ray was done and confirmed a left supracondylar fracture. Due to pain and discomfort, Titus was admitted and scheduled for surgery. Titus is the second born in a family of four children. His mother is a grocer while his father is a mason. They both work hard to better their young family despite the fact that his father does not have a stable job as he only can wait for construction, which is rare in the village. The family has not been saving any money because they earn a little, which is enough to feed their family and gather for a few basic needs for their children. The young family lives in a rental house in the village centre. The injury has caused Titus’s parents a lot of worry about their son’s future because the fracture has made it difficult for Titus to use his hand. The young family is requesting for financial support to help their son undergo surgery to fix his broken hand and reduce chances of complications of healing badly and persistent pain. Gladys, Titus's Mother, says: “We were lacking means but we were given hope of finding treatment for our son when we came here. I am looking forward to seeing him not in pain again.”

56% funded

56%funded
$430raised
$333to go

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