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

Elizabeth
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  • $1,286 raised, $0 to go
$1,286
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$0
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Fully funded
Elizabeth's treatment was fully funded on December 1, 2020.

Photo of Elizabeth post-operation

October 18, 2020

Elizabeth underwent clubfoot surgery.

Our partner just shared an update on Elizabeth’s care that we wanted to share with you: Elizabeth was admitted to the hospital on Monday, her surgery was on Tuesday and it was very successful! She was afraid of the surgery but her friend Glorianne encouraged her to be strong and hopeful. The treatment will be of great impact to her life because she will be able to walk well, put on shoes comfortably, her self esteem will improve, and she be able to continue with her education like other girls.

“I thank God for hearing my prayers, it’s one thing to pray and another to give thanks for the answered prayer. I also thank everyone for the support of offering free treatment for my daughter. My hope is intact that she will one day walk well like other girls and become a prominent person in the country. God bless you,” Nancy, Elizabeth’s mother, shared with us.

Our partner just shared an update on Elizabeth's care that we wanted to share with you: Elizabeth was admitted to the hospital on Monday, he...

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August 17, 2020

Elizabeth is a young student from Kenya. She is a class 6 pupil and enjoys reading and playing with her friends. Elizabeth is the youngest in a family of four. Her mother is a single parent and supports the family through farming.

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

Fortunately, Elizabeth 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 Elizabeth’s clubfoot repair. After treatment, she will be able to walk well and wear shoes to school.

“My prayer is that Elizabeth will one day walk well like other girls and continue with her normal life. Please help her walk comfortably,” Elizabeth’s mother shared with us.

Elizabeth is a young student from Kenya. She is a class 6 pupil and enjoys reading and playing with her friends. Elizabeth is the youngest i...

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Elizabeth's Timeline

  • August 17, 2020
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Elizabeth was submitted by Joan Kadagaya, Curative Medical Support Program-Partner Representative at African Mission Healthcare, our medical partner in Kenya.

  • August 18, 2020
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Elizabeth 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.

  • August 20, 2020
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Elizabeth's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • October 18, 2020
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Elizabeth's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • December 1, 2020
    FULLY FUNDED

    Elizabeth's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 17 donors

Funded by 17 donors

Treatment
Club Foot Correction
  • Cost Breakdown
  • Diagnosis
  • Procedure
On average, it costs $1,286 for Elizabeth's treatment
Hospital Fees
$273
Medical Staff
$313
Medication
$179
Supplies
$396
Labs
$37
Radiology
$27
Other
$61
  • 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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