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Success! Daniel from Kenya raised $1,224 to fund clubfoot surgery.

Daniel
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$1,224
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$0
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Fully funded
Daniel's treatment was fully funded on February 1, 2018.

Photo of Daniel post-operation

February 5, 2018

Daniel underwent clubfoot surgery.

The surgery was successful. Daniel will be able to walk and wear shoes like other children after full recovery. Daniel is feeling better and was discharged with crutches.

“Thank you for your help, God Bless Watsi for the support,” says Daniel’s mother.

The surgery was successful. Daniel will be able to walk and wear shoes like other children after full recovery. Daniel is feeling better and...

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December 20, 2017

Daniel is a student from Kenya. He is a humble and friendly boy. Daniel’s mother is a housewife, while his father is a farmer.

Daniel has clubfoot of both feet. Clubfoot is a condition in which the foot is twisted out of shape. This causes difficulty walking and even wearing shoes.

Fortunately, Daniel traveled to visit our medical partner’s care center, AIC Cure International Hospital. There, surgeons will perform clubfoot repair surgery on January 15. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $1,224 to fund Daniel’s clubfoot repair. After treatment, he will be able to walk easily and wear shoes to school.

“I would like my child to be able to wear shoes like other kids because he keeps asking why he is not like them,” says his mother.

“I want to be a pilot,” says Daniel.

Daniel is a student from Kenya. He is a humble and friendly boy. Daniel’s mother is a housewife, while his father is a farmer. Daniel ha...

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Daniel's Timeline

  • December 20, 2017
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • December 20, 2017
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Daniel's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • January 16, 2018
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Daniel 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.

  • February 1, 2018
    FULLY FUNDED

    Daniel's treatment was fully funded.

  • February 5, 2018
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Daniel's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 11 donors

Funded by 11 donors

Treatment
Club Foot Correction
  • Cost Breakdown
  • Diagnosis
  • Procedure
On average, it costs $1,224 for Daniel'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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Boramey

Boramey is an adorable 2-year-old toddler from Cambodia. She has an older sister, who is seven and in the 1st grade, and an older brother, who is four and not in school yet. Her father works as a driver for a construction company, and her mother sells groceries at a local market. Boramey's favorite activities include playing with the other children in her neighborhood and snacking on bread. When Boramey was born, she experienced an injury called shoulder dystocia, which occurs when one or both of a baby's shoulders become stuck inside the pelvis during childbirth. As a result, the nerves responsible for providing feeling and movement in her shoulder and arm were stretched. Boramey cannot move her left arm and has no shoulder abduction or elbow or wrist flexion. She has been diagnosed with a brachial plexus injury on her left side. The brachial plexus is a nerve network that transmits signals from the spine to the shoulder, arm, and hand; injuries to this nerve network can result in loss of function and sensation. Our medical partner's care center is the only center in Cambodia where the treatment Boramey needs is available. On January 3rd, she will undergo a brachial plexus repair surgery. Our medical partner, Children's Surgical Centre (CSC), is requesting $709 to fund this procedure. Boramey's parents were able to gather $100 to contribute to her care. Boramey's mother said: "I hope the doctors can fix her arm so she can use it like other children and be able to go to school when she is old enough."

29% funded

29%funded
$210raised
$499to go

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