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Success! Glorianne from Kenya raised $1,286 to fund clubfoot surgery.

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Glorianne's treatment was fully funded on December 1, 2020.

Photo of Glorianne post-operation

October 18, 2020

Glorianne underwent clubfoot surgery.

Glorianne underwent surgery and it was successful! Her treatment will be of much help and impact because she will be able to walk comfortably, her self esteem will improve meaning she will be able to interact and play with other girls well, and continue with her education uninterrupted. She went home with a new mindset of healing and hoping that one day she will be a doctor so that she can extend a hand of help to those who are in need.

“I am grateful for the support you have rendered to me in the form of surgery, am looking forward to continuing with my education and one day become a doctor so that I can help other people who may be having various forms of challenges in their body,” Glorianne shared with us.

We can’t wait to see all that she goes on to do in life!

Glorianne underwent surgery and it was successful! Her treatment will be of much help and impact because she will be able to walk comfortabl...

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August 17, 2020

Glorianne is a young student from Kenya. Glorianne is a brilliant and social girl, we met her at our clinic in Embu. She asked so many questions to the doctor and wanted to know how her condition could be corrected. She is the first born in a family of two and a class six pupil. Her mother told us that she likes reading and English is her favorite subject. The family hails from Kiambere village in Embu County. Her mother is a single parent and she works as a secretary at local secondary school.

Glorianne has clubfoot of her left foot. Clubfoot is a condition in which the foot is twisted out of shape. This causes difficulty walking and even wearing shoes.

Fortunately, Glorianne traveled to visit our medical partner’s care center, AIC Cure International Hospital. There, surgeons will perform clubfoot repair surgery on August 18. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $1,286 to fund Glorianne’s clubfoot repair. After treatment, she will be able to walk easily and wear shoes without discomfort.

“I am requesting your help so that my daughter can properly stand and walk like other girls,” shared Risper, Glorianne’s mother..

Glorianne is a young student from Kenya. Glorianne is a brilliant and social girl, we met her at our clinic in Embu. She asked so many quest...

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Glorianne's Timeline

  • August 17, 2020

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

  • August 18, 2020

    Glorianne 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.

  • August 20, 2020

    Glorianne's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • October 18, 2020

    Glorianne's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • December 1, 2020

    Glorianne's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 25 donors

Funded by 25 donors

Club Foot Correction
  • Cost Breakdown
  • Diagnosis
  • Procedure
On average, it costs $1,286 for Glorianne's treatment
Hospital Fees
Medical Staff
  • Symptoms
  • Impact on patient's life
  • Cultural or regional significance

​What kinds of symptoms do patients experience before receiving treatment?

The foot is turned inward, often severely, at the ankle, and the arch of the foot is very high. Patients experience discomfort, and the affected leg may be shorter and smaller than the other.

​What is the impact on patients’ lives of living with these conditions?

These children have a difficult time walking and running. Years of trying to walk on a clubfoot will cause wounds and other skeletal problems, such as arthritis. Patients will have difficulty fitting in shoes and participating in normal play, school, and daily activities. Many Africans make their livings through manual labor, which can be difficult with an untreated clubfoot.

What cultural or regional factors affect the treatment of these conditions?

Incidence is 1/1,000 live births in Kenya. This is roughly similar to rates in Western countries, though many cases may be missed. There is no known reason for its occurrence in this region.

  • Process
  • Impact on patient's life
  • Risks and side-effects
  • Accessibility
  • Alternatives

What does the treatment process look like?

Patients will undergo a series of small operations, casting, and manipulations during their course of treatment.

What is the impact of this treatment on the patient’s life?

The bones and joint will become aligned, and long-term disability will be prevented.

What potential side effects or risks come with this treatment?

Clubfoot is very treatable. The surgery is minor and not risky.

How accessible is treatment in the area? What is the typical journey like for a patient to receive care?

Care is not easily accessible. AIC Cure International Hospital is one of the few pediatric orthopedic hospitals devoted to serving the physically disabled children of Kenya. Most parents bring their children from remote areas to seek treatment.

What are the alternatives to this treatment?

There are no alternatives. If not treated, the condition will persist and will result in disability.

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