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Success! Gift from Kenya raised $1,286 to fund clubfoot treatment.

Gift
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  • $1,286 raised, $0 to go
$1,286
raised
$0
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Fully funded
Gift's treatment was fully funded on December 22, 2020.

Photo of Gift post-operation

December 23, 2020

Gift underwent clubfoot treatment.

Gift underwent successful surgery and was able to return home after one week. This surgery will be of great impact to Gift because he will be able to walk well, play with other kids, and now continue with education without any hindrances. The pain which he has been experiencing while walking will be no more.

“I am grateful to God, to the hospital and to the donors for heeding to my call and accepting to fund my son’s surgery. May the almighty God bless you abundantly,” Gift’s mother told us.

Gift underwent successful surgery and was able to return home after one week. This surgery will be of great impact to Gift because he will b...

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September 13, 2020

Gift is a young child from Kenya–a playful and lively boy. His mother told us that he likes reading and playing with other kids. Gift is the last born in his family that hails from Mathare neighborhood in Nairobi County. His mother does casual jobs of washing clothes and cleaning. His father passed on two years ago after an accident. The family lives in a one-roomed ironsheet house in Mathare.

Gift 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, Gift traveled to visit our medical partner’s care center, AIC Cure International Hospital. There, surgeons will perform clubfoot repair surgery on September 14th. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $1,286 to fund Gift’s clubfoot repair. After treatment, he will be able to walk easily and wear shoes.

“I am appealing to people of goodwill to help my son undergo surgery so that he can be able to walk like other children. God bless you,” his mother told us.

Gift is a young child from Kenya--a playful and lively boy. His mother told us that he likes reading and playing with other kids. Gift is th...

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Gift's Timeline

  • September 13, 2020
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Gift was submitted by Joan Kadagaya, Curative Medical Support Program-Partner Representative at African Mission Healthcare, our medical partner in Kenya.

  • September 14, 2020
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Gift received treatment at AIC Cure International Hospital. 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.

  • September 14, 2020
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Gift's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • December 22, 2020
    FULLY FUNDED

    Gift's treatment was fully funded.

  • December 23, 2020
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Gift's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 26 donors

Funded by 26 donors

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