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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
to go
Fully funded
Derrick's treatment was fully funded on December 25, 2017.

Photo of Derrick post-operation

August 22, 2017

Derrick underwent corrective surgery.

Derrick’s osteotomy surgery was successful. We expect, after a full recovery, he will continue with his studies and his self esteem will be better.

His mother says, “My joy will be to see him walk to school without any hardships.”

Derrick's osteotomy surgery was successful. We expect, after a full recovery, he will continue with his studies and his self esteem will be ...

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June 29, 2017

Derrick is a five-year-old boy living in Kenya with his mother, father, and two older siblings. He is a smart and playful child who loves to learn.

Derrick’s mother became worried about his growth when she noticed that his legs were bowing sharply outward as he grew taller. She hoped that the condition would improve on its own, but sought medical help when she realized it was worsening and beginning to affect his walking. Doctors have recommended that Derrick undergo corrective surgery to protect against loss of mobility and allow him to live more comfortably.

Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $1,165 to fund Derrick’s surgery, which will be performed on July 3. Derrick’s mother is hopeful that this surgery will help her son live a normal life.

“I am appealing to you to assist my son get surgery as he was scheduled by the doctor,” his mother says.

Derrick is a five-year-old boy living in Kenya with his mother, father, and two older siblings. He is a smart and playful child who loves to...

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Derrick's Timeline

  • June 29, 2017
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • July 03, 2017
    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.

  • August 08, 2017
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Derrick's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • August 22, 2017
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Derrick's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • December 25, 2017
    FULLY FUNDED

    Derrick's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 9 donors

Funded by 9 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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