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Success! Nikai from Kenya raised $1,286 to fund clubfoot surgery.

Nikai
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  • $1,286 raised, $0 to go
$1,286
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Nikai's treatment was fully funded on December 11, 2020.

Photo of Nikai post-operation

October 18, 2020

Nikai underwent clubfoot surgery.

Our medical partner shared that Nikai was admitted to the hospital on Monday, he underwent surgery on Tuesday and the surgery was very successful. He stayed in the hospital ward for 3 days and was discharged back home on Thursday. Nikai was very positive about his treatment and kept saying that he is looking forward to a day when he will walk comfortably and play his favorite game football.

“Thank you so much for providing support and finances for my son to undergo surgery. I have been to so many offices and hospitals looking for help without anyone bothering but am glad that I found a place where God had prepared for my son. I lack words to express my gratitude only God can bless you.” Nikai’s mother expressed.

Our medical partner shared that Nikai was admitted to the hospital on Monday, he underwent surgery on Tuesday and the surgery was very succe...

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August 17, 2020

Nikai is a humble girl from Kenya. She is the second born in a family of four children. Her mother is a stay-at-home mom while the father is a herdsman. The family lives in a mud and grass thatched house.

Nikai has clubfoot of her right foot. Clubfoot is a condition in which the foot is twisted out of shape. This causes difficulty walking and even wearing shoes.

Fortunately, Nikai traveled to visit our medical partner’s care center, AIC Cure International Hospital. There, surgeons will perform clubfoot repair surgery on August 18. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $1,224 to fund Nikai’s clubfoot repair. After treatment, she will be able to wear shoes and walk easily.

“I would like to see my daughter walk like other children. Any kind of support is highly appreciated,” Nikai’s mother shared.

Nikai is a humble girl from Kenya. She is the second born in a family of four children. Her mother is a stay-at-home mom while the father is...

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Nikai's Timeline

  • August 17, 2020
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • August 18, 2020
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Nikai 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.

  • August 20, 2020
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Nikai's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • October 18, 2020
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Nikai's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • December 11, 2020
    FULLY FUNDED

    Nikai's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 24 donors

Funded by 24 donors

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