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Success! Jecinta from Kenya raised $1,224 to fund foot treatment.

Jecinta
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$1,224
raised
$0
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Fully funded
Jecinta's treatment was fully funded on January 8, 2018.

Photo of Jecinta post-operation

September 22, 2017

Jecinta underwent foot treatment.

Jecinta’s surgery was successful. After recovery Jecinta will continue with her studies and be able to walk without any difficulty.

Jecinta says, “I am grateful to Cure, Watsi and above all to God who heard my prayers, for many years I have been living a life of pain and anguish but today I can testify of the Lord’s doing. God bless you all.”

Jecinta's surgery was successful. After recovery Jecinta will continue with her studies and be able to walk without any difficulty. Jecin...

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September 11, 2017

Jecinta is a shy 17-year-old girl from Kenya who loves playing volleyball. She is the third born in a family of four children. Her family lives in a house provided by their church members because they cannot afford to rent one. Jecinta is supposed to be in her first year of high school, but has still not enrolled due to financial constraints.

When she was born, Jecinta’s mother noticed her feet were unusual and, as she continued to mature, her feet developed facing outward. Her condition, diagnosed as clubfoot, gave her an unstable gait and often caused her to fall. Due to lack of information and poor finances, the family did not get any assistance.

In February 2017, Jecinta successfully underwent triple arthrodesis treatment for her right foot and has been recovering well.

On September 11, Jecinta will have treatment on her left foot, enabling her to wear shoes and walk without pain and discomfort. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, requests $1,224 for her medical treatment.

“I thank God my right foot has corrected and I have healed now,” says Jecinta, while looking forward to her next surgery.

Jecinta is a shy 17-year-old girl from Kenya who loves playing volleyball. She is the third born in a family of four children. Her family li...

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Jecinta's Timeline

  • September 11, 2017
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • September 11, 2017
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Jecinta 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.

  • September 18, 2017
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Jecinta's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • September 22, 2017
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Jecinta's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • January 08, 2018
    FULLY FUNDED

    Jecinta's treatment was fully funded.

Treatment
Club Foot Correction
  • Cost Breakdown
  • Diagnosis
  • Procedure
On average, it costs $1,224 for Jecinta's treatment
Hospital Fees
$273
Medical Staff
$313
Medication
$179
Supplies
$395
Labs
$37
Radiology
$27
  • 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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