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Edga from Kenya raised $1,286 to fund clubfoot repair surgery.

Edga
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  • $1,286 raised, $0 to go
$1,286
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Edga's treatment was fully funded on August 27, 2020.
August 27, 2020

Edga underwent clubfoot repair surgery.

Our medical partner shared that Edga’s family has decided to not pursue surgery.

Our medical partner shared that Edga's family has decided to not pursue surgery....

July 31, 2020

Edga is a quiet boy from Kenya. He is the firstborn in a family of two and he likes to play football with other children. Edga lives with his grandmother because his mother unfortunately died five years ago.

Edga was born with hemiplegic cerebral palsy. He also has clubfoot, a condition in which the foot is twisted out of shape. This causes him difficulty walking and even wearing shoes.

Fortunately, Edga traveled to visit our medical partner’s care center, AIC Cure International Hospital. There, surgeons will perform clubfoot repair surgery on August 17. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $1,286 to fund Edga’s clubfoot repair. After treatment, he will be able to walk well like other children and continue with his education.

“My request is for my grandson to receive help and undergo surgery so that he can resume his studies and walk well like other children,” shared Edga’s grandmother.

Edga is a quiet boy from Kenya. He is the firstborn in a family of two and he likes to play football with other children. Edga lives with hi...

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Edga's Timeline

  • July 31, 2020
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • August 03, 2020
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Edga's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • August 17, 2020
    TREATMENT SCHEDULED

    Edga 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.

  • August 27, 2020
    FUNDING ENDED

    Edga is no longer raising funds.

  • August 27, 2020
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Edga's treatment did not happen. Read the update.

Funded by 23 donors

Funded by 23 donors

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

Kyaw is a 37-year-old man who lives with his wife in a village in Tak Province, Thailand. He has two daughters that they support and who live with their maternal aunt in Burma. His wife is an agricultural day laborer while Kyaw has been a homemaker for the past two years. Unfortunately, his wife has been unable to find work for the past two months, due to COVID-19 restrictions. Even when she was working, the income she earned was not enough to cover their basic necessities and sometimes they would have to purchase items from the shop on credit. In 2013, Kyawa was injured in a car accident that took his brother's life. His doctors implanted a steel rod to repair his fractured left leg. He was told that he would need to have the steel removed in three to six years. Recently, Kyaw started experiencing pain in his left leg again. He traveled to Mae Sot Hospital to have the steel removed so that his leg could finish healing properly. Our medical parter, Burma Children Medical Fund, is requesting $1,500 to cover the cost of his surgery. A surgery that will alleviate his pain and enable him to walk again. Now, we are asking for your help in funding Kyaw's life-changing treatment. Kyaw shared, “I am very upset about my leg. I want to work like other people but because of my condition no one will offer me a job. I'm also worried about my wife and daughters' future. As a father I want to fulfill their needs which I can’t at present. Instead I rely on my wife's income. If the surgery doesn't help to improve my condition, I'm worried that my leg will be amputated. My wife is also worried that my condition will worsen, but she urges me to be strong and accept our fate.”

82% funded

82%funded
$1,243raised
$257to go

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