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Gilbert is a six-year-old boy from Kenya who needs $1,165 to fund orthopedic surgery.

Gilbert
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  • $176 raised, $989 to go
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August 11, 2017

Gilbert is the third-born in a family of five children. The family hails from the Rift Valley of Kenya. Gilbert’s mother is a stay-at-home mother, while his father is a subsistence farmer and casual laborer on neighboring farms.

In January, Gilbert injured his left elbow while playing with friends at school. Due to lack of money, he was not taken to the hospital. His hand has worsened since the accident. He cannot fold his hand up or lift anything, and thus he needs to undergo surgery.

He will receive treatment on August 14. Now, his family needs help raising $1,165 for surgery.

“I am appealing to people of good will to help me for I cannot afford to pay the bill,” says Gilbert’s mother. “My son has been living in pain since he fell in January and I am troubled by his condition as he grows. I kindly appeal for your help.”

Gilbert is the third-born in a family of five children. The family hails from the Rift Valley of Kenya. Gilbert's mother is a stay-at-home m...

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Gilbert's Timeline

  • August 11, 2017
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • August 14, 2017
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Gilbert received treatment at AIC Cure International Hospital.

  • August 29, 2017
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Gilbert's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • September 22, 2017
    AWAITING UPDATE

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

  • TODAY
    AWAITING FUNDING

    Gilbert is currently raising funds for his treatment.

Funded by 7 donors

Funded by 7 donors

Treatment
Angular Deformity Correction
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $1,165 for Gilbert's treatment
Hospital Fees
$242
Medical Staff
$313
Medication
$179
Supplies
$347
Labs
$37
Radiology
$47

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