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Success! Lewis from Kenya raised $1,286 to fund a clubfoot repair surgery.

Lewis
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Fully funded
Lewis's treatment was fully funded on March 27, 2021.

Photo of Lewis post-operation

March 26, 2021

Lewis underwent a clubfoot repair surgery.

Lewis was all smiles after his successful clubfoot repair surgery on his foot! The treatment will positively impact Lewis’ quality of life since now he will be able to walk properly, wear shoes easily and continue with his education uninterrupted. His self-esteem will also improve as a result of the procedure.

Rosaria, Lewis’ mother, shared, “I am extremely happy and grateful for the great support CURE hospital and Watsi has offered to my sons (Jonah & Lewis) I continue to pray for both organizations that the Lord may continue to bless and increase you as you continue to help needy patients.”

Lewis was all smiles after his successful clubfoot repair surgery on his foot! The treatment will positively impact Lewis' quality of life s...

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January 23, 2021

Lewis is a playful and social 11-year-old boy from Kenya. He is the sixth born in a family of eight children, and is brother to Jonah, another Watsi patient. When he’s older, Jonah aspires to be in the special forces as a military officer in the future. His mother is a single parent and used to be a farmer, but currently stays at home to take care of her children. She recently underwent an amputation on her leg after suffering from diabetes.

Lewis had clubfoot of both his feet. Clubfoot is a condition in which the foot is twisted out of shape. This causes difficulty walking and even wearing shoes.

Fortunately, Lewis traveled to visit our medical partner’s care center, AIC Cure International Hospital. There, surgeons healed one foot with support from Watsi and now will perform his other clubfoot repair surgery on January 25th. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $1,286 to fund Lewis’s clubfoot repair. After treatment, he will be able to walk and play with his brother more easily.

Rosaria, Lewis’ mother shared, “We are grateful that Watsi is helping my two sons undergo surgery. We have seen a lot of impact on their feet. Previously, they used to complain of pain while walking and they like playing a lot. We plead for more support to ensure that their feet can be able to step on the ground and walk like other children. God bless you.”

Lewis is a playful and social 11-year-old boy from Kenya. He is the sixth born in a family of eight children, and is brother to Jonah, anoth...

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Lewis's Timeline

  • January 23, 2021
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • January 25, 2021
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Lewis 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 25, 2021
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Lewis's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • March 26, 2021
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Lewis's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • March 27, 2021
    FULLY FUNDED

    Lewis's treatment was fully funded.

Treatment
Club Foot Correction
  • Cost Breakdown
  • Diagnosis
  • Procedure
On average, it costs $1,286 for Lewis's treatment
Hospital Fees
$273
Medical Staff
$313
Medication
$179
Supplies
$396
Labs
$37
Radiology
$27
Other
$61
  • 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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