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Success! Scovian from Kenya raised $1,286 to fund mobility-restoring clubfoot repair surgery.

Scovian
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  • $1,286 raised, $0 to go
$1,286
raised
$0
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Fully funded
Scovian's treatment was fully funded on December 25, 2021.

Photo of Scovian post-operation

June 9, 2022

Scovian underwent mobility-restoring clubfoot repair surgery.

We just received an update on Scovian that we wanted to share with you. She underwent a casting treamtent for 2 weeks to help soften the tissues and then underwent surgery. Her treatment was successful and will be helpful to Scovian because she will be able to put on shoes, walk well and play with her friends. Her family feels that this impact means that her self-esteem will improve and she will be able to continue with her education confidently.

“I am extremely grateful for the support and successful surgery,’’ Scovian’s mother expressed while shedding tears of joy, “God bless you and continue with the good work that you do!”

We just received an update on Scovian that we wanted to share with you. She underwent a casting treamtent for 2 weeks to help soften the tis...

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November 15, 2021

Scovian is a quiet 6-year-old student and the firstborn in a family of two. She was brought to our clinic by her grandmother who takes care of her. She shared that Scovian’s mother is a hawker in a town near her home while her father left the family because of her birth condition.

Scovian has clubfoot of both feet. The condition has seriously affected her mobility. Balancing and maintaining her posture is a challenge. Clubfoot is a condition in which the foot is twisted out of shape. This causes difficulty walking and even wearing shoes. Scovian is stigmatized due to this condition in the village and at school. At school, Scovian is often mocked by other pupils. Due to that, her grandmother escorts her to school every day.

Fortunately, Scovian traveled to visit our medical partner’s care center, AIC Cure International Hospital. There, surgeons will perform clubfoot repair surgery on November 22nd. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare, is requesting $1,286 to fund Scovian’s clubfoot repair. After treatment, her self-esteem will be boosted, she will be able to put on shoes, walk well, and engage with friends. Also, she will be able to continue with her studies well.

Scovian’s grandmother says, “If the surgery is done and is successful, I will be grateful to God.”

Scovian is a quiet 6-year-old student and the firstborn in a family of two. She was brought to our clinic by her grandmother who takes care ...

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Scovian's Timeline

  • November 15, 2021
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • November 19, 2021
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Scovian's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • November 25, 2021
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Scovian 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.

  • December 25, 2021
    FULLY FUNDED

    Scovian's treatment was fully funded.

  • June 9, 2022
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Scovian's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 25 donors

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