Michael from Kenya raised $1,176 to fund surgery to treat burns on his neck.

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Michael's treatment was fully funded on January 11, 2018.
  • Michael's story
  • Michael's update
June 29, 2017
January 25, 2018

Michael did not receive treatment as expected.

Michael's surgery was postponed to later in 2018 because the surgeon is unavailable now. At that time, he will be re-eligible for Watsi fund...

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Michael's Timeline

  • June 29, 2017

    Michael was submitted by Robert Kariuki, Process Coordinator at African Mission Healthcare.

  • September 19, 2017

    Michael's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • January 25, 2018

    Michael is no longer raising funds.

  • January 17, 2018

    Michael was scheduled to receive treatment at AIC Kijabe 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.

  • January 25, 2018

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

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John is an 11-year-old quiet boy from Meru County in Kenya. John's story is a journey of compassion and the unwavering support of a dedicated well-wisher. His origin is drawn back to Tanzania, where he was disowned by his birth parents due to a congenital disorder on his feet. His present guardian adopted him, offering not just a home but a sense of belonging. John has clubfoot, a condition in which the foot is twisted out of shape. Both his feet are affected. The condition causes difficulty walking and even wearing shoes. John was diagnosed during a mobile clinic held by our medical partner's care center AIC Cure International Hospital. He underwent a successful surgery on his left foot, which is now healed. He is currently in the hospital to undergo reconstruction of his right foot. He has in the meantime been undergoing serial casting to adjust the position of his foot to achieve the desired correction. Fortunately, our medical partner African Mission Healthcare, is helping John receive treatment. On March 21st, surgeons at AIC Cure International Hospital will perform clubfoot repair surgery to improve his mobility. John aspires to go back to school and study hard so that he can be a doctor someday. Now, John's family needs help to fund this $1,286 procedure. John shared, “I am looking forward to seeing my foot corrected, to walking properly, playing football with my friends, continue with my studies like other children and achieving my dream of becoming a doctor in future so that I can impact the lives of children born with clubfoot and other physical conditions."

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