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Success! Yvonne from Kenya raised $1,286 to fund clubfoot repair surgery so that she can walk easily.

Yvonne
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  • $1,286 raised, $0 to go
$1,286
raised
$0
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Fully funded
Yvonne's treatment was fully funded on December 31, 2021.

Photo of Yvonne post-operation

January 10, 2022

Yvonne underwent clubfoot repair surgery so that she can walk easily.

Yvonne’s surgery to treat her clubfoot was successful. Yvonne will be now be able to put on her left shoe, walk well, and her self-esteem will improve as she begins high school.

Yvonne told us, “thank you so much for the help. I am glad I will be able to step on the ground properly.”

Yvonne's surgery to treat her clubfoot was successful. Yvonne will be now be able to put on her left shoe, walk well, and her self-esteem w...

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November 9, 2021

Yvonne is a 15-year-old student and the youngest in a family of two children. She’s in grade eight in primary school. Her favorite subjects in school are social studies and mathematics. She enjoys reading and would like to be a lawyer in the future. Her mother is a single mom and works as a farmer.

Yvonne has clubfoot of her left foot, a condition in which the foot is twisted out of shape. This causes difficulty walking and even wearing shoes.

Fortunately, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare (AMH), is helping Yvonne receive treatment. She traveled to visit AMH’s care center, where, on November 22nd, surgeons will perform clubfoot repair surgery. After treatment, she will be able to walk without pain, wear shoes, and her self-esteem will improve. Now, AMH is requesting $1,286 to fund Yvonne’s procedure and care.

Yvonne shared, “please help me undergo the surgery. I hope after this, I will be able to walk normally like others with no pain. I will be very grateful.”

Yvonne is a 15-year-old student and the youngest in a family of two children. She's in grade eight in primary school. Her favorite subjects ...

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Yvonne's Timeline

  • November 9, 2021
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Yvonne was submitted by Edward Mugane, Impact Assessment Coordinator at African Mission Healthcare.

  • November 19, 2021
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Yvonne's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • November 24, 2021
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Yvonne 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.

  • December 31, 2021
    FULLY FUNDED

    Yvonne's treatment was fully funded.

  • January 10, 2022
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Yvonne's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 32 donors

Funded by 32 donors

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