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Success! Lilian from Kenya raised $1,224 to fund clubfoot treatment.

Lilian
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  • $1,224 raised, $0 to go
$1,224
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Lilian's treatment was fully funded on April 4, 2020.

Photo of Lilian post-operation

July 8, 2020

Lilian underwent clubfoot treatment.

Lilian underwent a successful surgery on May 25th. He was doing well in the ward and was discharged on June 3rd. This treatment will be of great impact to him as he will be able to walk without straining and continue with his education.

“On behalf of our family, we say thank you for funding my niece’s surgery,” shared Judy, Lilian’s aunt.

Lilian underwent a successful surgery on May 25th. He was doing well in the ward and was discharged on June 3rd. This treatment will be of g...

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March 31, 2020

Lilian is a 7-year-old child from Kenya and is the 2nd born in a family of 3 children. She is a grade 1 pupil at Consolata Primary School and likes reading and playing with her friends both at school and home. Her family hails from Kevote Village in Embu County. Lilian’s father is a farmer while her mother is a housewife.

Lilian has clubfoot of both feet. Clubfoot is a condition in which the foot is twisted out of shape. This causes difficulty walking and even wearing shoes.

Fortunately, Lilian traveled to visit our medical partner’s care center, AIC Cure International Hospital. There, surgeons will perform clubfoot repair surgery on April 30th. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $1,224 to fund Lilian’s clubfoot repair. After treatment, she will be able to walk easily.

“I am pleading for support for my daughter to undergo surgery and continue with her life like other children,” Lilian’s father shared with us.

Lilian is a 7-year-old child from Kenya and is the 2nd born in a family of 3 children. She is a grade 1 pupil at Consolata Primary School an...

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Lilian's Timeline

  • March 31, 2020
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • April 02, 2020
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Lilian's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • April 04, 2020
    FULLY FUNDED

    Lilian's treatment was fully funded.

  • May 25, 2020
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Lilian received 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.

  • July 08, 2020
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Lilian's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 23 donors

Funded by 23 donors

Treatment
Club Foot Correction
  • Cost Breakdown
  • Diagnosis
  • Procedure
On average, it costs $1,224 for Lilian'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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