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

Rhoda
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Fully funded
Rhoda's treatment was fully funded on December 24, 2020.

Photo of Rhoda post-operation

December 24, 2020

Rhoda underwent mobility-restoring leg surgery.

Rhoda underwent successful surgery! She is excited to be able to walk comfortably and her mom hopes her self-esteem will improve because she’ll be able to interact with her friends freely and won’t fall as often as she was.

“I can only pray for the AMH and our donors to continue with the good work and God bless CURE hospital and their doctors for their services. I have never been to a hospital where we have been served with compassion like we have here,” Rhoda’s mother told us.

Rhoda underwent successful surgery! She is excited to be able to walk comfortably and her mom hopes her self-esteem will improve because she...

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September 13, 2020

Rhoda was born at her home in 2012 and the next day she was taken to the clinic for vaccinations. The doctor examined her, and she was found to be healthy. She had all her required vaccines at the right time until she was five years. Rhoda has been healthy, and her family shares that she rarely got sick, only the common cold which did not require her to see the doctor.

Rhoda started her schooling when she turned five and really enjoys being at school. Equally, she likes the company of her teachers and her agemates during class time and playtime.

At the age of six her parents realized that Rhoda was always left behind to and from school. Her friends reported to the parents that Rhoda often falls and that’s why they usually leave her behind. The parents observed Rhoda and realized that one of her legs was not okay. Rhoda twists her leg when she moves. Her ankle continued to worsen until Rhoda couldn’t move far before she fell.

She is an active and restless girl, but her twisting ankle keeps bringing her down. The problem has stressed her and affected her socialization with other children and friends. Often, she cries when she falls especially when she notices that people are observing and talking about her shorter leg. It is even saddening to hear other children give her bad names because of her limping.

Her parents took her to various hospitals without success. Some health officers thought it was polio and thus there was nothing they could do. The family had difficulties accessing specialists due to their income. Rhoda’s father is unemployed and her mother who is the only breadwinner who just got a teaching job. After hert mother got the job and got a National Health Insurance (NHIF) card they took Rhoda to Kikuyu Hospital. However, the NHIF card could not cover the cost for treating her there. It was after the unsuccessful attempt to seek medical care at other facilities that they heard about Watsi’s Medical Partner Care Center Cure International Hospital. They visited, as they said, trusting God that their lovely daughter will receive treatment and grow up happily just as other children.

Rhoda’s family shared, “Any help to enable Rhoda to receive treatment will be greatly appreciated.”

Rhoda was born at her home in 2012 and the next day she was taken to the clinic for vaccinations. The doctor examined her, and she was found...

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Rhoda's Timeline

  • September 13, 2020
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Rhoda 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

    Rhoda 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

    Rhoda's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • December 24, 2020
    FULLY FUNDED

    Rhoda's treatment was fully funded.

  • December 24, 2020
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Rhoda's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 26 donors

Funded by 26 donors

Treatment
Angular Deformity Correction
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $1,224 for Rhoda's treatment
Hospital Fees
$242
Medical Staff
$313
Medication
$179
Supplies
$347
Labs
$37
Radiology
$47
Other
$59

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