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Success! Movin from Kenya raised $1,286 to fund clubfoot treatment so he can do all that he loves to do.

Movin
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$1,286
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$0
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Fully funded
Movin's treatment was fully funded on February 10, 2022.

Photo of Movin post-operation

March 11, 2022

Movin underwent clubfoot treatment so he can do all that he loves to do.

Movin was admitted to the hospital and underwent a right triple arthrodesis surgery. Surgery was successful and Movin has returned home. The medical care is beneficial to Movin because he will be able to put on his right shoe and walk well with his right foot now.

Movin shared, “I am happy and grateful for helping me undergo surgery. I will be able to walk and put on my right shoe. I will be happy if you consider me for my left foot too when the time comes. God bless you.”

Movin was admitted to the hospital and underwent a right triple arthrodesis surgery. Surgery was successful and Movin has returned home. The...

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December 2, 2021

Movin is a 14-year-old social and jovial boy. Movin likes playing football with his friends. His favorite subject in school is English; he aspires to be a doctor in the future to help those who need surgical care, mostly those with physical conditions. Movin is the 5th born in a family of seven children. His mother is a housewife while his father is a farmer. Their family lives in a two-roomed grass-thatched and mud traditional house in a village in Kenya.

Movin was born with bilateral clubfoot deformity. This condition has affected his mobility, he gets tired easily, feels pain out of straining, falls whenever he plays football, and cannot put on shoes well. Movin needs surgery, however, his family is not in a financial position to finance the surgery and they are appealing for financial assistance.

Fortunately, Movin traveled to visit our medical partner’s care center, AIC Cure International Hospital. There, surgeons will perform clubfoot repair surgery on December 6th. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $1,286 to fund Movin’s clubfoot repair. After treatment, he will continue with his education uninterrupted in pursuit of his dream of being a doctor.

Movin says, “I would like my foot to be treated so that I can walk like my friends and continue with my education.”

Movin is a 14-year-old social and jovial boy. Movin likes playing football with his friends. His favorite subject in school is English; he a...

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Movin's Timeline

  • December 2, 2021
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Movin was submitted by Joan Kadagaya, Curative Medical Support Program-Partner Representative at African Mission Healthcare.

  • December 6, 2021
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Movin 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.

  • December 7, 2021
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Movin's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • February 10, 2022
    FULLY FUNDED

    Movin's treatment was fully funded.

  • March 11, 2022
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Movin's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Treatment
Club Foot Correction
  • Cost Breakdown
  • Diagnosis
  • Procedure
On average, it costs $1,286 for Movin'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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