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Success! Quinter from Kenya raised $1,286 to fund surgery to heal her clubfoot so she can walk comfortably.

Quinter
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  • $1,286 raised, $0 to go
$1,286
raised
$0
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Fully funded
Quinter's treatment was fully funded on November 19, 2022.

Photo of Quinter post-operation

November 29, 2022

Quinter underwent surgery to heal her clubfoot so she can walk comfortably.

Quinter underwent Achilles tendon lengthening surgery which was successful! This treatment will allow her to walk easily and play with her friends both at home and at school. She will also be able to continue with her studies without any interruptions.

Quinter’s aunt says, “I am grateful to the donors who heard our plea and answered positively and also to CURE hospital for accommodating us and providing every kind of support we needed including surgery. The staff at CURE are so friendly and willing to help. May the almighty God bless you.’’

Quinter underwent Achilles tendon lengthening surgery which was successful! This treatment will allow her to walk easily and play with her f...

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June 3, 2022

Quinter is a nine-year-old only girl who needs surgery to heal her clubfoot. She’s in the third grade and likes reading and helping with household chores. Quinter’s mother passed away when she was young, and later her father left the family, so Quinter is now under the care of her aunt, who works as a tea picker.

Quinter has clubfoot of her left foot. Clubfoot is a condition where the foot is twisted out of shape. This makes it difficult for Quinter to walk or to even wear a shoe on that foot.

Fortunately, Quinter traveled to visit our medical partner’s care center, AIC Cure International Hospital. There, surgeons will perform clubfoot repair surgery on June 14th. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare, is requesting $1,286 to fund Quinter’s clubfoot repair. After treatment, Quinter will be able to walk well and play with her friends both at school and at home.

Quinter’s aunt told us, “My joy is to see Quinter walking well and excelling in life.”

Quinter is a nine-year-old only girl who needs surgery to heal her clubfoot. She's in the third grade and likes reading and helping with hou...

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Quinter's Timeline

  • June 3, 2022
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • June 9, 2022
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Quinter's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • June 16, 2022
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Quinter 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.

  • November 19, 2022
    FULLY FUNDED

    Quinter's treatment was fully funded.

  • November 29, 2022
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Quinter's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 16 donors

Funded by 16 donors

Treatment
Club Foot Correction
  • Cost Breakdown
  • Diagnosis
  • Procedure
On average, it costs $1,286 for Quinter'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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100% of your donation funds life-changing surgery.

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100% of your donation funds life-changing surgery.