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

to go
Fully funded
Patrick's treatment was fully funded on December 23, 2019.
  • Patrick's story
  • Patrick's update
September 11, 2019

Photo of Patrick post-operation

October 3, 2019

Patrick underwent clubfoot correction.

The surgery was successful and he is currently doing well in the ward. Once Patrick heals, he will be able to walk comfortably and his dream...

Read more

Patrick's Timeline

  • September 11, 2019

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

  • September 12, 2019

    Patrick 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.

  • September 15, 2019

    Patrick's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • October 3, 2019

    Patrick's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • December 23, 2019

    Patrick's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 28 donors

Meet another patient you can support

100% of your donation funds life-changing surgery.

Peter is a 5th grade student from Kenya. He is an only child being raised by his single mother, who works as a hotel waitress earning about $70 per month. The family also has a small tea plantation in their ancestral home, but are unable to raise the funds needed for Peter's surgery. Peter has been diagnosed with hydrocephalus, a condition in which excess cerebrospinal fluid accumulates in the brain and increases intracranial pressure. As a result of his condition, Peter has been experiencing difficulty in holding things and walking. The condition has affected his appearance, with a change in the color of his eyes. Over time, he has developed urine and stool incontinence. His worried mom decided to seek treatment from several hospitals. Doctors determined that Peter needs a special surgery that will relieve pressure from the skull. Without treatment, Peter will experience severe physical and developmental delays. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $720 to cover the cost of surgery for Peter. The procedure is scheduled to take place on January 11th, and will drain the excess fluid from Peter's brain. This will reduce intracranial pressure and greatly improve his quality of life. With proper treatment, Peter will hopefully develop into a strong, healthy young boy. Peter’s mother says, “Peter has been sickly and has been missing school for almost a year now. This condition is affecting his school life. He needs this treatment to recover and go back to school.”

$372to go