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Ken from Kenya raised $1,000 so he can walk on two feet.

Ken
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Fully funded
Ken's treatment was fully funded on June 6, 2014.

Photo of Ken post-operation

February 12, 2015

Ken received a tendon transfer surgery so he can walk evenly on both feet.

“I am so happy, I feel good, he just has a bit of occasional pain but the doctors have assured us that that is normal and will go away in a few days especially with the pain killers they have given him. He is also very happy,” his mother says.

"I am so happy, I feel good, he just has a bit of occasional pain but the doctors have assured us that that is normal and will go away in a ...

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May 19, 2014

Meet Ken, a seven-year-old boy from Kenya. He is the third and youngest child in his family.

Ken’s legs are not developing normally. He struggles to walk because his left leg does not reach the ground. At school, Ken endures name-calling. His mom, Lydia has to ignore superstitious village opinions on her quest to seek medical help for her son. “He came home from school one day and told me that children in his school had a nickname for him because of the way he walked. In his childlike faith, he told me that God would heal him of the condition when he was older and then the children would stop laughing at him,” Lydia told the staff at CURE international, almost in tears.

Ken needs a procedure called a left posterior tibialis tendon transfer. This involves transferring tendon from one part of his foot to another to give it proper support. For $1,000 the procedure will allow him to walk on two flat feet and relieve the pressure on the various joints that have had to compensate for the imbalance. His mother says, “I am eager for his healing, I want those who still hold backward beliefs and those who have laughed at me and my child to believe that there is indeed a God in heaven.” Let’s help Ken get walking on two feet!

Meet Ken, a seven-year-old boy from Kenya. He is the third and youngest child in his family. Ken's legs are not developing normally. He ...

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Ken's Timeline

  • May 19, 2014
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Ken was submitted by Jenny England at CURE International, our medical partner in Kenya.

  • May 20, 2014
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Ken received treatment. 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 30, 2014
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Ken's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • June 06, 2014
    FULLY FUNDED

    Ken's treatment was fully funded.

  • February 12, 2015
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    We received an update on Ken. Read the update.

Funded by 23 donors

Funded by 23 donors

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