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

Vincent
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$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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Janeth

Janeth is a two-year-old girl and the youngest in a family of two children. Her father is a small-scale farmer, while her mother has a few cattle whose milk she sells to buy food and other commodities. They also harvest and sell some of their crops to earn money. They are living in a harsh environment, but they try to manage on a day-to-day basis. Janeth was involved in an accident last year where she sustained severe burns. Her mother had made porridge for breakfast. She took the pot off the fire and placed it at a corner to cool down so that she could feed Janeth. As she went out to clean the plates Janeth took a cup and tried to take porridge by herself from the pot. She dipped her hand in the pot of hot porridge and while pulling her hand out, some of the porridge spilled on her left foot. Her mother ran inside when she heard Janeth crying, but she had already been badly burned. Her mother gave her first aid and rushed her to the nearest clinic where she got treatment that helped with the open wounds. The wounds have healed, but left her with scars that make her left-hand fingers hard to use, and the toe on her left food was disfigured. A relative who saw Janeth advised her mother to seek treatment at our medical partner's care center ALMC (The Plaster House). Janeth was diagnosed with burn scar contracture on her left hand and left foot. Her hand needs a release surgery with skin grafting because her fingers are webbed, and the fifth toe of her left foot needs to be amputated because it causes pain when she tries to wear shoes. Her mother cannot afford the $1,088 cost of treatment and is asking for help. Janeth’s mother says, "I had to convince my husband to let me come and seek treatment for our daughter. I am not at peace every time I think of her.”

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$726raised
$362to go

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