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Success! Caleb from Kenya raised $1,286 to fund corrective surgery so he can walk more easily.

Caleb
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  • $1,286 raised, $0 to go
$1,286
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Caleb's treatment was fully funded on June 22, 2022.

Photo of Caleb post-operation

June 28, 2022

Caleb underwent corrective surgery so he can walk more easily.

Caleb’s surgery was a success! Because of this procedure, Caleb will be able to walk well, play with his friends, and continue with his education.

His mother shared, “I would like to thank you for supporting the surgery of my son. May the almighty God continue to bless you.”

Caleb's surgery was a success! Because of this procedure, Caleb will be able to walk well, play with his friends, and continue with his educ...

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February 18, 2022

Caleb is a jovial and funny six-year-old student. Caleb’s mother shared that Caleb likes to play and is always happy both at school and at home. Caleb has a twin brother and one older sibling. Caleb’s mother takes care of their home and family while his father is a farmer.

Caleb has a clubfoot, a condition that causes his foot to be misshapen making it difficult for Caleb to walk and wear shoes. Surgeons at our medical partner’s care center, AIC Cure International Hospital will perform corrective surgery on March 15th. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation (AMF), is helping Caleb’s parents raise $1,286 to fund the procedure. After treatment, Caleb will be able to walk well, play with his friends at home and school, and continue with his studies without any interruption.

Caleb’s mother shared, “I would love to see my son walking like other children without difficulties. I would greatly appreciate any assistance.”

Caleb is a jovial and funny six-year-old student. Caleb's mother shared that Caleb likes to play and is always happy both at school and at h...

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Caleb's Timeline

  • February 18, 2022
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • March 3, 2022
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Caleb's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • March 14, 2022
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Caleb 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 22, 2022
    FULLY FUNDED

    Caleb's treatment was fully funded.

  • June 28, 2022
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Caleb's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 37 donors

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