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Success! Abigael from Kenya raised $1,286 to fund clubfoot repair surgery so she can walk and play easily.

Abigael
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  • $1,286 raised, $0 to go
$1,286
raised
$0
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Fully funded
Abigael's treatment was fully funded on December 18, 2022.

Photo of Abigael post-operation

December 27, 2022

Abigael underwent clubfoot repair surgery so she can walk and play easily.

Abigael underwent surgery for clubfoot correction and the treatment was successful.

Now, Abigail will be able to put on shoes, walk comfortably, play with friends, and continue with her studies without any hardships.

Abigael’s mother said, “I am thankful to the donors for the support you have rendered to my daughter in undergoing treatment. May the almighty God bless you and continue with the good work you are doing of helping the less fortunate.’’

Abigael underwent surgery for clubfoot correction and the treatment was successful. Now, Abigail will be able to put on shoes, walk comfo...

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July 12, 2022

Abigael is a bright seven-year-old from Kenya. She is the firstborn in a family of two children. Her mother is a single mom who works to support her family by doing a variety of work on other people’s farms. Abigael attends school, and one of her favorite ways to spend time is playing with her friends, both at school and at home.

Abigael was born with clubfoot on her left foot. Clubfoot is a condition in which the foot is twisted out of shape. This causes difficulty walking and even wearing shoes.

Abigael’s mother noticed the condition and took her to the nearest hospital when she was two weeks old. She underwent a series of casting there; however, over time, her clubfoot became progressively worse rather than improving.

Fortunately, Abigael and her family traveled to our medical partner’s care center, AIC Cure International Hospital, to seek treatment. There, surgeons will perform clubfoot repair surgery on July 12th. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $1,286 to fund Abigael’s clubfoot repair. After treatment, she will be able to put on shoes, walk comfortably, play with her friends freely, and continue with her education uninterrupted.

Abigael’s mom shares, “I request support for my daughter’s clubfoot to be corrected so that she can be able to put on her shoes and walk like other children.”

Abigael is a bright seven-year-old from Kenya. She is the firstborn in a family of two children. Her mother is a single mom who works to sup...

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Abigael's Timeline

  • July 12, 2022
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • July 12, 2022
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Abigael 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.

  • July 13, 2022
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Abigael's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • December 18, 2022
    FULLY FUNDED

    Abigael's treatment was fully funded.

  • December 27, 2022
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Abigael's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 37 donors

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