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Prince from Kenya raised $1,224 to fund a leg surgery so he can walk to school.

Prince
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  • $1,224 raised, $0 to go
$1,224
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Prince's treatment was fully funded on September 28, 2021.
October 13, 2021

Prince has not yet undergone his leg surgery.

Our medical partner just shared an update that unfortunately, Prince didn’t come for surgery because his mother relocated from Kawangware (a low-income residential area in Nairobi) to her hometown in rural western Kenya due to financial reasons. The hospital has tried to reschedule Prince’s surgery on different dates hoping they would be able to return, but they were not able to come back. For now, they have requested that we help another patient in need and when Prince is able to travel then we hope to help him at that time. Thank you for your understanding.

Our medical partner just shared an update that unfortunately, Prince didn't come for surgery because his mother relocated from Kawangware (a...

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June 10, 2021

Prince is a three-year-old boy from Kenya and the fifth born in a family of six children. Prince’s mother works as a vendor and separated from Prince’s father after he was born.

Prince has an abnormal gait and limps when he walks. His mother shared that he has had the condition since birth and feels it may have started when, unfortunately, the doctor dropped Prince during her Caesarian delivery.

Fortunately, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare (AMH), is helping Prince receive treatment. He is scheduled to undergo a proximal fibular osteotomy on June 14th at AMH’s care center. After surgery, his gait will improve and he will be able to walk to school and continue with his studies. Now, their family needs help raising $1,224 to fund the procedure.

Prince’s mother shared, “I am appealing for help from well-wishers, I would like to see my son walking well like other children and continuing with life normally.”

Prince is a three-year-old boy from Kenya and the fifth born in a family of six children. Prince's mother works as a vendor and separated fr...

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Prince's Timeline

  • June 10, 2021
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Prince was submitted by Beatrice Njoroge, Curative Medical Support Program Coordinator at African Mission Healthcare.

  • June 14, 2021
    TREATMENT SCHEDULED

    Prince was scheduled to receive 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.

  • June 15, 2021
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Prince's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • October 13, 2021
    FUNDING ENDED

    Prince is no longer raising funds.

  • October 13, 2021
    TREATMENT UPDATE

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

Funded by 25 donors

Funded by 25 donors

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

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Margaret

Margaret is a 41-year-old who works jobs she can find in her neighborhood. She hails from Baringo County in Kenya and is married with 8 children aged between 26 and three years old. Together with her husband, they work on their farm and other people's farms to earn a living. They also get their school fees for their kids from this work. Their family lives in a grass-thatched house. Fifteen years ago, Margaret began to experience troubling symptoms, including a neck swelling that has continuously grown over the years. Before she was seen by our medical partner's doctors, Margaret had tried to seek medication from different hospitals but she could not receive treatment because of financial strain. She opted for herbal treatments, which did not improve her condition either. Her thyroid condition has affected her general well-being and she cannot carry out her day-to-day duties normally since she gets tired easily. This has affected her daily income and support for her family. Margaret attended one of the free medical camps held at Kapsowar Hospital and after examination by the doctors, an ultrasound was done. She was diagnosed with a non-toxic multinodular goiter. The doctor recommended surgery, but Margaret is unable to raise the required funds. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is helping Margaret receive treatment. She is scheduled to undergo a thyroidectomy on January 13th at our medical partner's care center. Surgeons will remove all or part of her thyroid gland. This procedure will cost $936, and she and her family need help raising money. Margaret says: "I really look forward to getting well and going back to normal so that I can work like before and support my husband in providing for our family.”

34% funded

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$325raised
$611to go

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