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Success! Dina from Kenya raised $1,224 to fund clubfoot correction.

  • $1,224 raised, $0 to go
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Fully funded
Dina's treatment was fully funded on January 1, 2020.
November 26, 2019

Dina is a pretty little girl from Kenya. She is the 4th born and last born in the family. the family hails from Nyamakoroto village in Nyamira county. Her mother is a single parent who works as a casual laborer in a tea farm within the locality.

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

Fortunately, Dina traveled to visit our medical partner’s care center, AIC Cure International Hospital. There, surgeons will perform clubfoot repair surgery on December 01. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $1,224 to fund Dina’s clubfoot repair. After treatment, she will be able to walk easily.

“I will appreciate any kind of assistance enhanced to make my daughter walk without straining. Thank you so much,” Josephine, Dina’s mother told us.

Dina is a pretty little girl from Kenya. She is the 4th born and last born in the family. the family hails from Nyamakoroto village in Nyami...

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Dina's Timeline

  • November 26, 2019

    Dina was submitted by Joan Kadagaya, Curative Medical Support Program-Partner Representative at African Mission Healthcare Foundation, our medical partner in Kenya.

  • November 29, 2019

    Dina's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • December 01, 2019

    Dina was scheduled to receive 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.

  • January 01, 2020

    Dina's treatment was fully funded.


    Awaiting Dina's treatment update from African Mission Healthcare Foundation.

Funded by 17 donors

Funded by 17 donors

Club Foot Correction
  • Cost Breakdown
  • Diagnosis
  • Procedure
On average, it costs $1,224 for Dina's treatment
Hospital Fees
Medical Staff
  • 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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