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Success! Jecinta from Kenya raised $1,224 to fund corrective surgery for her legs to boost her self-confidence.

Jecinta
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Fully funded
Jecinta's treatment was fully funded on August 15, 2021.

Photo of Jecinta post-operation

September 1, 2021

Jecinta underwent corrective surgery for her legs and has renewed self-confidence.

Jecinta had a bilateral temporal hemiepiphysiodesis surgery and the surgery was successful. With full recovery, Jecinta will be able to walk with ease like other children and join them in playing. Her mother was grateful for the support offered.

Jecinta’s mother says, “We are grateful for the support offered. Jecinta will be able to lead a quality life after she gets better.”

Jecinta had a bilateral temporal hemiepiphysiodesis surgery and the surgery was successful. With full recovery, Jecinta will be able to walk...

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July 12, 2021

Meet Jecinta, a 12-year-old friendly, talkative, and funny girl. She is the youngest in her family of three children. Currently, Jecinta is a student in grade 5, and in school, she likes reading and playing with her friends even though her legs limits her ability to play as well as her peers. Jecinta’s mother is a single mother who works temporary jobs on neighbor’s farms, clothes washing, and other available jobs.

Jecinta was born healthy, but her mother noticed a sudden bowing of her legs when she was one. Jecinta’s mother took her toddler to a nearby hospital where plaster was applied to her legs to prevent spreading of her condition. However, since then, it has continued to worsen and has been affecting Jecinta’s mobility. At this point, she cannot stand upright and play with friends as she would like to.

Fortunately, Jecinta is scheduled to undergo surgery on July 19th to correct her legs. This treatment will allow her to walk like other friends, play with them, and continue with her studies, all of which can improve her self-esteem.

“I would wish for support for my child because I cannot be able to afford the hospital bills,”Jecinta’s mother asks.

Meet Jecinta, a 12-year-old friendly, talkative, and funny girl. She is the youngest in her family of three children. Currently, Jecinta is ...

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Jecinta's Timeline

  • July 12, 2021
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • July 17, 2021
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Jecinta's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • August 9, 2021
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Jecinta 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.

  • August 15, 2021
    FULLY FUNDED

    Jecinta's treatment was fully funded.

  • September 1, 2021
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Jecinta's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 29 donors

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

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Irine

Irine is a hardworking 76-year-old grandmother and widow from Kenya. She lives in a semi-permanent house and works as a small-scale farmer, growing food to feed herself. She receives other basic necessities from her children. Irine's home is located in an area with many hills, which become very slippery when it rains. One rainy day, Irine was doing her daily duties when she unfortunately slipped and fell. As she fell on the side of her hip, the load she was carrying also fell on top of her. She could not get up or move due to her right lower limb being in pain. Since she was home alone, she had to shout for help, and a neighbor eventually came to her rescue. A family member later took her to a hospital, where she was diagnosed with a fracture of her right femur. Irene currently experiences pain and is unable to use her leg. Although she was previously among the beneficiaries who received health insurance paid for by the government, the government eventually stopped providing payment. This meant Irine had to pay for her own monthly bill, a cost she could not provide. Due to financial constraints and not having insurance, Irine cannot fund her needed treatment. Fortunately, surgeons at our medical partner can help. On August 2nd, Irine will undergo a fracture repair procedure, called an open reduction and internal fixation. After the surgery, she will hopefully be able to walk and care for herself again. Now, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $1,247 to fund this procedure. Irine says, "I know how my children struggle to earn a living. Kindly help me so that I may not be a burden to them.”

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$725raised
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