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Success! Shanel from Kenya raised $1,224 to fund knee surgery to treat her congenital condition.

Shanel
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  • $1,224 raised, $0 to go
$1,224
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Fully funded
Shanel's treatment was fully funded on January 1, 2021.

Photo of Shanel post-operation

February 15, 2021

Shanel underwent knee surgery to treat her congenital condition.

Shanel was admitted to the hospital in mid-January and had a successful surgery! The 1st surgery will be of great help and impact to her as she will be able to walk well without straining as she waits for her 2nd surgery for her full transformation on her both legs. Mostly her family is happy that her self-esteem will improve and she will be able to continue with her studies well.

“I would like to thank the AMHF and donors for the support they have offered my daughter to undergo free surgery. We had lost hope when we were issued with the hospital bill but the social worker followed us to the gate. At first, I thought it’s a joke until I received an admission call and now her surgery. Glory to God and God bless you,” Jesca, Shanel’s mother told us.

Shanel was admitted to the hospital in mid-January and had a successful surgery! The 1st surgery will be of great help and impact to her as ...

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December 23, 2020

Shanel is a 9-year-old girl from western Kenya. She is a talkative girl in class two who loves reading and playing with her friends.

Shanel is having challenges because of her congenital condition called genu varum, where her legs curve outwards by the knees. This causes her pain and limits her mobility. Shanel has never been treated due to lack of funds to pay for her treatment. She was brought to Watsi’s Medical Partner Care Center Cure International Hospital, where doctors recommended she undergo a right distal femoral and tibial osteotomy procedure. Since Shanel’s treatment has been delayed, she cannot have both legs corrected at the same time. Once her right leg has fully recovered, she will be reviewed for treatment of her left leg.

Shanel’s family is still struggling to meet the cost of her care. Shanel’s mother is a waiter at a local hotel in their village. She earns limited income that is only sufficient to pay rent for their one-roomed house and meet the daily needs of her three children. Shanel and her family appeal for help.

Fortunately, surgeons at our medical partner can help. On January 11th, Shanel will undergo an angular deformity correction procedure on her leg. Once recovered, she will be able to walk and move normally again, and return to playing with her friends. Now, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare, is requesting $1,224 to fund this procedure.

Shanel’s mother shared, “I am humbly requesting for support from well-wishers so that my daughter can walk well like other children.”

Shanel is a 9-year-old girl from western Kenya. She is a talkative girl in class two who loves reading and playing with her friends. Sha...

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Shanel's Timeline

  • December 23, 2020
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Shanel was submitted by Robert Kariuki, Process Coordinator at African Mission Healthcare, our medical partner in Kenya.

  • December 27, 2020
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Shanel's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • January 1, 2021
    FULLY FUNDED

    Shanel's treatment was fully funded.

  • January 12, 2021
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Shanel 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.

  • February 15, 2021
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Shanel's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 26 donors

Funded by 26 donors

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

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Say

Say is a four-year-old boy who lives with his mother, brother, sister, and grandfather in a refugee camp on the border of Thailand. His father returned to Burma to visit his village last year. When Thailand closed its borders because of the COVID-19 outbreak, his father could not come back to the camp. Say's grandfather is an assistant pastor in the camp and he receives his income through donations when he visits his church members for home prayers. Say goes to nursery school while both of his siblings go to primary school. His mother does all the household chores. Every month, their household receives some funding to purchase rations in the camp, which is just enough for their basic needs. They receive free healthcare and education in the camp, but specialized procedures like the care that Say needs are often not possible. In early February 2021, Say developed an inguinal hernia on his right side, which has resulted in swelling and pain. His mother has noticed that since he developed the hernia, his appetite has decreased, as eating more can sometimes cause additional discomfort. Fortunately, on March 25th, he will undergo hernia repair surgery at Mae Sot General Hospital, our medical partner's care center. Our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund, is requesting $1,500 to fund Say's hernia repair surgery. The procedure is scheduled to take place on March 25th and, once completed, will hopefully allow him to live more comfortably. Say's mother said, "When I heard that my son needs surgery, I became so worried because he is the youngest in our family." She is eager for the surgery to be complete and for Say to have healed.

79% funded

79%funded
$1,199raised
$301to go

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