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Success! Mitchelle from Uganda raised $1,224 to fund corrective surgery for clubfoot.

Mitchelle
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$1,224
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Fully funded
Mitchelle's treatment was fully funded on January 8, 2018.

Photo of Mitchelle post-operation

September 22, 2017

Mitchelle underwent corrective surgery for clubfoot.

Mitchelle’s treatment is going well. Once she heals, she will be able to stand, wear shoes, and start making steps.

Her mother says, “I am happy for the help I have received from Cure courtesy of Watsi. God bless you and continue doing good unto others. Thank you.”

Mitchelle's treatment is going well. Once she heals, she will be able to stand, wear shoes, and start making steps. Her mother says, “I a...

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September 6, 2017

Six-month-old Mitchelle is the youngest of three children. She lives with her family in a village in Uganda.

Mitchelle has been diagnosed with congenital clubfoot. This is a medical condition in which her foot is twisted out of shape or position. Past attempts using the Ponseti method (most common treatment for clubfoot) to correct her clubfoot have been unsuccessful.

To be able to walk properly and without any pain or discomfort, Mitchelle now requires surgical intervention. On September 7, Mitchelle will undergo a $1,224 surgery to realign her foot into the correct position.

“I am looking forward to seeing my daughter walking and standing without any difficulty,” says Mitchelle’s mother, Florence.

Six-month-old Mitchelle is the youngest of three children. She lives with her family in a village in Uganda. Mitchelle has been diagnose...

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Mitchelle's Timeline

  • September 6, 2017
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • September 7, 2017
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Mitchelle 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.

  • September 18, 2017
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Mitchelle's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • September 22, 2017
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Mitchelle's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • January 8, 2018
    FULLY FUNDED

    Mitchelle's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 29 donors

Treatment
Club Foot Correction
  • Cost Breakdown
  • Diagnosis
  • Procedure
On average, it costs $1,224 for Mitchelle's treatment
Hospital Fees
$273
Medical Staff
$313
Medication
$179
Supplies
$395
Labs
$37
Radiology
$27
  • 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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