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Success! Esther from Kenya raised $1,224 to fund a corrective surgery for her knee condition.

Esther
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$1,224
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Fully funded
Esther's treatment was fully funded on April 16, 2021.

Photo of Esther post-operation

April 8, 2021

Esther underwent a corrective surgery for her knee condition.

Esther’s surgery was a success! This surgery is of great impact to Esther so that she will be able to walk, continue with her education, and help her mother. Her self-esteem will grow, which will help her interact with other friends more comfortably.

Esther’s mother shared, “I am extremely grateful to the donors for the support rendered to us for my daughter to undergo surgery… May the almighty God continue to bless you immensely.’’

Esther's surgery was a success! This surgery is of great impact to Esther so that she will be able to walk, continue with her education, and...

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February 10, 2021

Esther is a 13-year-old girl from Kenya. She is the first born in a family of two children. Currently, Esther is a sixth grade student. She likes reading and is very active at home, especially with helping her mother with household chores. Esther’s father is a farmer, while her mother is a homemaker and takes care of their family.

Esther was born a healthy child. However, when she turned one year of age, her family noticed un unusual bowing in her legs. Since then, her condition has worsened. She often feels pain while walking, and cannot walk well or carry heavy loads. This affects her self-esteem, and in turn her studies as well.

Esther has a condition called genu valgus, or knock knees. Last year with the help of Watsi supporters, she underwent corrective surgery on her left side, which has healed and she is walking well. Now, she is scheduled to undergo the same surgery on her right side to completely correct her legs from the bowing.

Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is helping Esther receive treatment. She is scheduled to undergo a corrective foot surgery on February 15th at our medical partner’s care center. This procedure will cost $1,224, and she and her family need help raising money. Once Esther is fully recovered, she will be able to walk, continue with her education, and help her mother again. Esther will also be able to socialize and play with other girls more comfortably.

Esther’s Aunt Fridah shared, “On behalf of the family, we are extremely grateful for the support you rendered to our daughter. May the almighty God bless you. We continue to plead for more support to ensure that she is completely healed and continue with her life like other girls.”

Esther is a 13-year-old girl from Kenya. She is the first born in a family of two children. Currently, Esther is a sixth grade student. She ...

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Esther's Timeline

  • February 10, 2021
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • February 16, 2021
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Esther's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • March 2, 2021
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Esther 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.

  • April 8, 2021
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Esther's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • April 16, 2021
    FULLY FUNDED

    Esther's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 30 donors

Funded by 30 donors

Treatment
Angular Deformity Correction
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $1,224 for Esther's treatment
Hospital Fees
$242
Medical Staff
$313
Medication
$179
Supplies
$347
Labs
$37
Radiology
$47
Other
$59

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Daw Tin is a strong, hardworking 60-year-old woman from Burma who enjoys cleaning her home, visiting her local Buddhist temple, meditating, and praying. She lives on her own and supports herself by working as a day laborer, herding goats and collecting firewood to sell. However, her siblings have been supporting her since her recent injury because she is unable to work. This past May, Daw Tin stepped on a nail protruding from a wooden board while herding her neighbor’s goats. Over time, the wound on her right heel turned into a painful ulcer, and she could no longer work or walk. She was able to undergo wound debridement surgery in July thanks to donations collected from her community. However, her doctor told her that she would need to have a second surgery in order to fully heal her condition. Without treatment, Daw Tin is at risk of developing severe damage to underlying bone and tissue. Our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund, is requesting $851 to cover the cost of a local rotation flap procedure for Daw Tin, which is scheduled to take place on July 28th at BCMF's care center. During this procedure, surgeons will rotate a partially attached piece of skin onto the wound. This will allow for optimal vascularization, or the ability to grow blood vessels to improve oxygen and nutrient supply, as well as optimal tissue reconstruction. Daw Tin says, "I was so happy to hear that I would receive surgery with the help of donors and the organization. Without your help, I could never receive surgery."

43% funded

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$370raised
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