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Success! Abigael from Kenya raised $1,224 to fund surgery for a birth condition.

Abigael
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  • $1,224 raised, $0 to go
$1,224
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Fully funded
Abigael's treatment was fully funded on July 11, 2021.

Photo of Abigael post-operation

August 5, 2021

Abigael underwent surgery for her birth condition.

Abigael underwent amniotic band release and acrosyndactyl release to correct the condition on her feet and hand. Her surgery was successful! This treatment will be of great impact to her because she will be able to walk well and use her hands freely like other children, join a school, and grow up with her studies uninterrupted.

“I am grateful to God and the donors for the support of free surgery to my daughter. If it were not for them, my daughter would have remained with an untreated deformity that would have affected her entire life. May God bless you and continue with the good work,” Abigael’s mother said.

Abigael underwent amniotic band release and acrosyndactyl release to correct the condition on her feet and hand. Her surgery was successful!...

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April 30, 2021

Abigael is a 14-month-old baby girl and the youngest in her family of three children. Her mother does household work washing clothes and cleaning houses for their nearby homes. Her father separated from the family many years ago.

Abigael was born with an amniotic band on her right foot, and a webspace on her left foot and right hand. If these deformities are not corrected, they will make it more difficult for her to walk and hold things using her right hand in future. Doctors recommend Abigael undergo surgery to help correct her condition. However, Abigael’s family cannot afford the cost of her care.

Fortunately, Abigael will be receiving assistance from our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare. She is scheduled to undergo her treatment on May 9th. African Mission Healthcare is requesting $1,224 to cover the total cost of her procedure and care. The surgery will be of great benefit to Abigael at this age because she will be able to heal more quickly and be able to walk like other children even sooner.

Abigael’s mother shared, “I am appealing for support for my daughter to undergo surgery so that she can live like other children.”

Abigael is a 14-month-old baby girl and the youngest in her family of three children. Her mother does household work washing clothes and cle...

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Abigael's Timeline

  • April 30, 2021
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Abigael was submitted by Joan Kadagaya, Curative Medical Support Program-Partner Representative at African Mission Healthcare.

  • May 6, 2021
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Abigael's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • June 17, 2021
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Abigael received 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.

  • July 11, 2021
    FULLY FUNDED

    Abigael's treatment was fully funded.

  • August 5, 2021
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Abigael's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 37 donors

Funded by 37 donors

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

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