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Success! Brian from Kenya raised $1,224 to fund clubfoot repair.

Brian
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$1,224
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$0
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Fully funded
Brian's treatment was fully funded on May 29, 2020.

Photo of Brian post-operation

August 12, 2020

Brian underwent clubfoot repair.

Brian underwent a successful clubfoot surgery and treatment. This care is of great impact to him as he will be able to walk well with balance, put on shoes, and be active with other children. His family is eager for him to have a full life ahead.

“Thank you so much for your support to continue helping needy people,” Edward, Brian’s father, told us.

Brian underwent a successful clubfoot surgery and treatment. This care is of great impact to him as he will be able to walk well with balanc...

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April 30, 2020

Meet Brian, a 9 year old boy from Kenya. Brian is the only child in his family. He was brought to Watsi’s Partner Care Center AIC Cure Hospital with a congenital foot deformity called clubfoot. This condition has made his walking painful since he has to tiptoe and most of the time loses his balance. He has been to a different hospital, but due to financial requirements, could not be treated. Upon review at Cure Hospital, doctors recommend right calcaneal osteotomy surgery. The surgery will allow Brian to walk more comfortably. 

Brian’s parents are unable to raise the cost of surgery. His mother works as a farmer while his father is a carpenter. Their combined income is limited to meeting their family’s basic costs and they appeal for help.

Fortunately, Brian traveled to visit our medical partner’s care center, AIC Cure International Hospital. There, surgeons will perform clubfoot repair surgery on May 20th. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $1,224 to fund Brian’s clubfoot repair. After treatment, he will be able to walk easily.

“I am requesting for well-wishers to help my son undergo surgery and continue with his normal life,” Brian’s father expressed.

Meet Brian, a 9 year old boy from Kenya. Brian is the only child in his family. He was brought to Watsi's Partner Care Center AIC Cure Hospi...

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Brian's Timeline

  • April 30, 2020
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Brian was submitted by Robert Kariuki, Process Coordinator at African Mission Healthcare, our medical partner in Kenya.

  • May 04, 2020
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Brian's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • May 18, 2020
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Brian 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.

  • May 29, 2020
    FULLY FUNDED

    Brian's treatment was fully funded.

  • August 12, 2020
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Brian's treatment was successful. Read the update.

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Treatment
Club Foot Correction
  • Cost Breakdown
  • Diagnosis
  • Procedure
On average, it costs $1,224 for Brian's treatment
Hospital Fees
$273
Medical Staff
$313
Medication
$179
Supplies
$395
Labs
$37
Radiology
$27
  • 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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