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Winfred from Kenya raised $1,224 to fund mobility-restoring leg surgery.

Winfred
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  • $1,224 raised, $0 to go
$1,224
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$0
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Fully funded
Winfred's treatment was fully funded on September 28, 2021.
November 22, 2021

Winfred was scheduled to undergo mobility-restoring leg surgery but it has been postponed.

Our medical partner shared an update that we wanted to share with you. Unfortunately, Winfred did not return for her surgery. The hospital has been in touch with her family and they are worried about her undergoing the treatment. The hospital has assured them about the safety of her treatment and the potential impact it will have on her life, but they have asked to wait for more time. Thank you for your support and understanding. We are grateful if you can help support another patient who is in need right now.

Our medical partner shared an update that we wanted to share with you. Unfortunately, Winfred did not return for her surgery. The hospital h...

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September 7, 2021

Winfred is a humble and shy 18-year-old girl. She is the second born in a family of three children. Her mother is single and works as a farmer.

About eight years ago, when Winfred was 10 years old, she developed a change in her legs so that the bow and began experiencing pain when walking long distances. Since then, her condition has worsened.

Fortunately, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare (AMH), is helping Winfred receive treatment. On September 16th, she will undergo corrective surgery at AMH’s care center. After surgery, she will be able to walk much more easily and will no longer experience pain when walking long distances. She will be able to continue with her life like her peers. Now, her family needs help raising $1,224 to fund her procedure.

Winfred shared, “I would love to walk well like other girls and continue with my normal life.”

Winfred is a humble and shy 18-year-old girl. She is the second born in a family of three children. Her mother is single and works as a farm...

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Winfred's Timeline

  • September 7, 2021
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Winfred was submitted by Beatrice Njoroge, Curative Medical Support Program Coordinator at African Mission Healthcare.

  • September 14, 2021
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Winfred's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • September 16, 2021
    TREATMENT SCHEDULED

    Winfred was scheduled to receive 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.

  • November 22, 2021
    FUNDING ENDED

    Winfred is no longer raising funds.

  • November 22, 2021
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Winfred's treatment did not happen. Read the update.

Funded by 19 donors

Funded by 19 donors

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

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38%funded
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