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Success! Shellden from Kenya raised $1,224 to fund corrective surgery so she can walk easily.

Shellden
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  • $1,224 raised, $0 to go
$1,224
raised
$0
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Fully funded
Shellden's treatment was fully funded on February 27, 2022.

Photo of Shellden post-operation

April 5, 2022

Shellden underwent corrective surgery so she can walk easily.

Shelden was admitted to our medical partner’s care center and underwent bilateral femur and tibia hemiepiphysiodesis surgery. The medical team share that her surgery was successful! This treatment is impactful to Sheldon and her family because she will be able to walk well without difficulty and continue with her education.

“I am very grateful to God and the donors for listening to my plea and offering surgical support to my daughter. May the almighty God bless you and continue helping needy patients,” Shelden’s mother told us.

Shelden was admitted to our medical partner's care center and underwent bilateral femur and tibia hemiepiphysiodesis surgery. The medical te...

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January 24, 2022

Shellden is a sweet two-year-old and the youngest-born child in her family. Her family lives in an informal settlement in Kenya’s capital city of Nairobi. Shellden’s mother is a homemaker, while her father is a laborer working in construction sites.

Last year, Shellden’s mother noticed a sudden bowing of her legs when she started to stand and take her first steps to walk. Her mother took her to a local hospital, where she has continued with follow-up visits over the past year. However, since there has been no improvement so far, her mother was referred to the care center at our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare (AMH), for the treatment Shellden needs to heal.

On February 28th, Shellden will undergo corrective surgery that will allow her to walk without difficulty and be able to easily attend school once she is old enough. AMH is requesting $1,224 to fund Shellden’s procedure.

Shellden’s mother shared, “At the moment, we don’t have work and are unable to pay for national insurance because of our current economic status. Any support will be highly appreciated.”

Shellden is a sweet two-year-old and the youngest-born child in her family. Her family lives in an informal settlement in Kenya's capital ci...

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Shellden's Timeline

  • January 24, 2022
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Shellden was submitted by Beatrice Njoroge, Curative Medical Support Program Coordinator at African Mission Healthcare.

  • January 24, 2022
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Shellden's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • February 27, 2022
    FULLY FUNDED

    Shellden's treatment was fully funded.

  • February 28, 2022
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Shellden 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 5, 2022
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Shellden's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 29 donors

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

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