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Success! Beatrice from Kenya raised $1,286 to fund clubfoot treatment.

  • $1,286 raised, $0 to go
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Fully funded
Beatrice's treatment was fully funded on February 22, 2021.

Photo of Beatrice post-operation

March 3, 2021

Beatrice underwent mobility-restoring clubfoot treatment.

Beatrice underwent successful surgery! This treatment is of great impact on her life: she’ll be able to walk well, play comfortably, her self-esteem will be improved, and she will be able to continue with her studies without the difficulty she was facing.

“We are grateful to God for creating a way for support through Watsi, who offered to pay for my daughters’ surgery. God bless you!” Beatrice’s father told us.

Beatrice underwent successful surgery! This treatment is of great impact on her life: she'll be able to walk well, play comfortably, her sel...

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November 23, 2020

Beatrice is a young student from Kenya. She is a calm girl and the seventh born in a family of eight children. Her family hails from Mokoyon village in West Pokot County. Beatrice’s father is a farmer while her mother is a housewife. They live in a one roomed grass thatched house in their village.

Beatrice has clubfoot of her right foot. Clubfoot is a condition in which the foot is twisted out of shape. This causes difficulty walking and even wearing shoes.

Fortunately, Beatrice traveled to visit our medical partner’s care center, AIC Cure International Hospital. There, surgeons will perform clubfoot repair surgery on November 23th. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $1,286 to fund Beatrice’s clubfoot repair. After treatment, she will be able to walk easily, play, and wear shoes like the other children she knows.

“We are requesting for support so that her foot can be corrected and she can continue with her normal life,” Julius, Beatrice’s father told us.

Beatrice is a young student from Kenya. She is a calm girl and the seventh born in a family of eight children. Her family hails from Mokoyon...

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Beatrice's Timeline

  • November 23, 2020

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

  • November 23, 2020

    Beatrice's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • November 24, 2020

    Beatrice 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.

  • February 22, 2021

    Beatrice's treatment was fully funded.

  • March 3, 2021

    Beatrice's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 31 donors

Club Foot Correction
  • Cost Breakdown
  • Diagnosis
  • Procedure
On average, it costs $1,286 for Beatrice's treatment
Hospital Fees
Medical Staff
  • 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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