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Success! Vincent from Kenya raised $1,224 to fund achilles tendon lengthening surgery.

Vincent
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  • $1,224 raised, $0 to go
$1,224
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$0
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Fully funded
Vincent's treatment was fully funded on June 9, 2021.

Photo of Vincent post-operation

June 15, 2021

Vincent underwent achilles tendon lengthening surgery and is walking well.

Vincent underwent successful surgery to treat equinus, which had caused mobility difficulties. He can now walk well, with balance, and is excited to be able to participate in school once he heals.

“Thank you so much for the support you have rendered to my grandson. May the almighty God bless you!” Vincent’s grandmother told us.

Vincent underwent successful surgery to treat equinus, which had caused mobility difficulties. He can now walk well, with balance, and is ex...

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March 31, 2021

Vincent is a six-year-old boy and the oldest of three children. Vincent and his siblings live with their grandmother in Southern Kenya.

Vincent has bilateral equinus deformity, which means he has difficulty walking and often tiptoes as he walks, or even crawls. He has visited clinics in the past and undergone casting, but there has been no significant improvement.

To correct his condition, Vincent is scheduled to undergo Achilles Tendon Lengthening (ATL) surgery on April 14th. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare, is requesting $1,224 to fund Vincent’s life-changing procedure.

Vincent’s grandmother shared, “I would love to see my grandson walk on his own. Any help will be highly appreciated.”

Vincent is a six-year-old boy and the oldest of three children. Vincent and his siblings live with their grandmother in Southern Kenya. V...

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Vincent's Timeline

  • March 31, 2021
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • April 4, 2021
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Vincent's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • April 12, 2021
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Vincent 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.

  • June 9, 2021
    FULLY FUNDED

    Vincent's treatment was fully funded.

  • June 15, 2021
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Vincent's treatment was successful. Read the update.

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

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Thu Zar

Thu Zar is a 21-year-old woman who lives with her parents, three sisters, and three nieces in Mae Sot near the Thailand-Burma border. Her family moved from Shan State in Burma to Thailand in 2008 in search of better opportunities. She used to work at a logistics company until two weeks ago when she quit due to her condition. Her parents run a small shop from their home, and her oldest sister is a cleaner at a restaurant. One of her other sister’s is unemployed and her third sister as well as her three nieces all go to school. In 2015, Thu Zar felt a small mobile mass in her chest. She did not feel any pain at the time and forgot about the mass. In 2019, she attended a workshop about reproductive health at her school, run by Mae Tao Clinic (MTC). During the workshop she remembered the mass and later when she was alone, she checked to see if it was still there. She felt the mass and thought that it had increased in size, but she did not experience any pain. The next day, she told the workshop trainer about the mass. The trainer told her to go to MTC for treatment. However, Thu Zar decided she did not want to take time off from school to go to the clinic, since she thought the mass was not causing her any pain or discomfort. Now, Thu Zar's condition has worsened and causes her great pain. She can only sleep on her back, because if she sleeps in any other position she experiences immense pain. Thu Zar sought treatment through our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund. She is now scheduled to undergo mass removal surgery on June 9th to heal her condition. She is raising $1,500 to cover the total cost of her procedure and care. Thu Zar is very worried about her health and told us, "I feel very sad and depressed with this condition."

64% funded

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$973raised
$527to go

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