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Success! Esther from Kenya raised $1,224 to fund knee surgery.

Esther
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  • $1,224 raised, $0 to go
$1,224
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$0
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Fully funded
Esther's treatment was fully funded on December 17, 2020.

Photo of Esther post-operation

November 26, 2020

Esther underwent knee surgery.

Esther underwent a successful surgery to treat her knee condition. Her surgery will be of great impact to her because she will be able to walk, continue with her education, help her mother, and most of all her self-esteem will improve meaning she will be able to interact with other girls comfortably.

“Thank you so much for the support,”Fridah, Esther’s mother told us.

Esther underwent a successful surgery to treat her knee condition. Her surgery will be of great impact to her because she will be able to wa...

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August 28, 2020

Meet Esther, a 13-year-old girl, from a village in Kenya who is in need of treatment for genu varus, a knee condition that impacts her ability to walk. Her aunt told us that Esther likes reading and is very active at home. She helps her mother in doing household chores.

Esther came to the hospital with her aunt, her grandmother, and a friend from the village. They told us that her mother could not make it to the hospital since she has a young child and she also has a disability on her feet.

Esther is the oldest in a family of two children, with her family hailing from a village in Machakos County. Her mother is a housewife while her father is a farmer. They shared that their family lives in a two-roomed mud-house.

Esther was born a healthy child, however at the age of one years old, her family noticed un unusual bowing of her legs. She could also feel pain. Since then her condition has continued to worsen.

Currently, Esther is a sixth grade student. She often feels pain while walking, she cannot walk far or carry heavy loads. Her self esteem has also been very low which has affected her studies as well.

Surgery will be of great impact to her because she will be able to walk, continue with her education, help her mother, and most of it all her self esteem will improve meaning she will be able to interact with other children comfortably.

“If there is any kind of help to help our girl, we will gladly appreciate it,” Esther’s aunt told us.

Meet Esther, a 13-year-old girl, from a village in Kenya who is in need of treatment for genu varus, a knee condition that impacts her abili...

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Esther's Timeline

  • August 28, 2020
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • August 31, 2020
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Esther's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • September 07, 2020
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Esther 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.

  • November 26, 2020
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Esther's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • December 17, 2020
    FULLY FUNDED

    Esther's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 23 donors

Funded by 23 donors

Treatment
Angular Deformity Correction
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $1,224 for Esther's treatment
Hospital Fees
$242
Medical Staff
$313
Medication
$179
Supplies
$347
Labs
$37
Radiology
$47
Other
$59

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