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Success! Rene from Kenya raised $1,224 to fund clubfoot correction.

Rene
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  • $1,224 raised, $0 to go
$1,224
raised
$0
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Fully funded
Rene's treatment was fully funded on March 10, 2019.

Photo of Rene post-operation

February 12, 2019

Rene underwent clubfoot correction.

After recovery, she will be able to walk well without any pain.

Her mother says, “Thank you Watsi and Cure for your continued support, I pray that God will continue to bless you and to reach more needy people in the country.”

After recovery, she will be able to walk well without any pain. Her mother says, “Thank you Watsi and Cure for your continued support, I...

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January 22, 2019

Rene is a young student from Kenya. She is in the second grade. She is also the only child to her single mother. Renee likes reading books.

Rene has clubfoot of her left foot. Clubfoot is a condition in which the foot is twisted out of shape. This causes difficulty walking and even wearing shoes.

Fortunately, Rene traveled to visit our medical partner’s care center, AIC Cure International Hospital. There, surgeons will perform clubfoot repair surgery on January 23. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $1,224 to fund Rene’s clubfoot repair. After treatment, she will be able to walk easily.

“I am kindly requesting for support so that she can be able to walk completely well without any support. God bless you,” Renee’s mother says.

Rene is a young student from Kenya. She is in the second grade. She is also the only child to her single mother. Renee likes reading books. ...

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Rene's Timeline

  • January 22, 2019
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • January 23, 2019
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Rene 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.

  • January 24, 2019
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Rene's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • February 12, 2019
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Rene's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • March 10, 2019
    FULLY FUNDED

    Rene's treatment was fully funded.

Treatment
Club Foot Correction
  • Cost Breakdown
  • Diagnosis
  • Procedure
On average, it costs $1,224 for Rene's treatment
Hospital Fees
$273
Medical Staff
$313
Medication
$179
Supplies
$395
Labs
$37
Radiology
$27
  • 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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