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Success! Diana from Kenya raised $1,224 to fund mobility-restoring surgery.

  • $1,224 raised, $0 to go
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Fully funded
Diana's treatment was fully funded on December 25, 2020.

Photo of Diana post-operation

December 28, 2020

Diana underwent mobility-restoring surgery.

Diana’s underwent a left wrist fusion surgery and it went really well! The treatment is of great help and impact on her life as she will be able to do her own things at home and even more in future. Her self esteem has improved and she is hopeful to live a happy life now that her hand can do so much more.

“I wish to thank the Watsi team for the support they have rendered to me. Helping me undergo surgery is a dream come true to my life and I am glad that my hand will be able to function well. I will never forget you. God bless you,” Diana told us.

Diana’s underwent a left wrist fusion surgery and it went really well! The treatment is of great help and impact on her life as she will be ...

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November 1, 2020

Meet Diana: a 17-year-old bright, social, and jovial girl at our partner’s clinic in Voi, Kenya. Diana is the second born in a family of three children. Their family hails from Sofia village in Taita Taveta county and her single mother is a small business lady.

Diana was born healthy, however, when she was seven months old, her mother noticed her condition when she started crawling. She could not stand or walk, and her left part of the body was weak. It is then that Diana’s mom learned that she has a condition known as Hemiplegic CP, causing paralysis of one side of the body.

Diana’s left hand is greatly affected and she cannot hold things or engage in household duties like washing clothes and dishes. Her desire is to have her hand straight and functional so that she can be independent and do her own things at home and in her future. Diana’s mother is unable to raise the estimated cost of $1,224 and has requested for support for her daughter’s surgery.

“I would like to request for support so that my hand can function well and I can help my mother at home. If my hand functioned normally, I will be happy,” Diana told us.

Meet Diana: a 17-year-old bright, social, and jovial girl at our partner's clinic in Voi, Kenya. Diana is the second born in a family of thr...

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Diana's Timeline

  • November 1, 2020

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

  • November 3, 2020

    Diana 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.

  • November 3, 2020

    Diana's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • December 25, 2020

    Diana's treatment was fully funded.

  • December 28, 2020

    Diana's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 35 donors

Funded by 35 donors

Angular Deformity Correction
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $1,224 for Diana's treatment
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