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Success! Mary from Kenya raised $1,286 to fund a clubfoot correction.

Mary
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  • $1,286 raised, $0 to go
$1,286
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Mary's treatment was fully funded on May 3, 2021.

Photo of Mary post-operation

April 11, 2021

Mary underwent a clubfoot correction.

Mary underwent surgery to treat her clubfoot and the procedure was a success. As a result of this treatment, Mary will now be able to put on her right shoe and get around easily. She’ll be able to walk without pain and continue with her studies.

Mary’s grandmother shared, “We are extremely grateful for the support you have rendered to us at a time we had lost hope, may the almighty God keep and bless you.”

Mary underwent surgery to treat her clubfoot and the procedure was a success. As a result of this treatment, Mary will now be able to put on...

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February 28, 2021

Mary is an eight-year-old student from Kenya. She is a quiet and humble girl and the second born in a family of three. Mary’s father is separated and she lives with her grandmother. Her grandmother is a farmer, while her father is currently unemployed.

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

Fortunately, Mary traveled to visit our medical partner’s care center, AIC Cure International Hospital. There, surgeons will perform clubfoot repair surgery on March 15th. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare, is requesting $1,286 to fund Mary’s clubfoot repair. After treatment, she will be able to walk easily.

Mary’s grandmother shared, “it is my joy and desire to see my namesake granddaughter walking without any difficulty. Any help will be highly appreciated.”

Mary is an eight-year-old student from Kenya. She is a quiet and humble girl and the second born in a family of three. Mary's father is sepa...

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Mary's Timeline

  • February 28, 2021
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • March 2, 2021
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Mary's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • March 15, 2021
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Mary 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.

  • April 11, 2021
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Mary's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • May 3, 2021
    FULLY FUNDED

    Mary's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 37 donors

Funded by 37 donors

Treatment
Club Foot Correction
  • Cost Breakdown
  • Diagnosis
  • Procedure
On average, it costs $1,286 for Mary'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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