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

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Abigael's treatment was fully funded on December 18, 2022.
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July 12, 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 comfo...

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Abigael's Timeline

  • July 12, 2022

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

  • July 12, 2022

    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

    Abigael's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • December 18, 2022

    Abigael's treatment was fully funded.

  • December 27, 2022

    Abigael's treatment was successful. Read the update.

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Mark is a 2-year-old boy, His mother works as a teacher, while the father owns a small business of selling thrift shoes around town. However, ever since the lock down period during the COVID-19 pandemic, their business has been slow, thus, reducing their household income. The past year has been the most difficult for them, and they are unable to raise funds to seek medical treatment for their son. Last year, while playing with his friends, Mark accidentally pulled on a flask of hot water resulting in the water spilling and burning most parts of his arms and stomach. Following the accident, his mother applied honey and a raw egg on the wound as first aid and then rushed him to the hospital. Mark was given ointments to help the wound heal, but his mother was led to believe that applying mashed cassava mixed with honey would help Mark’s wound heal faster and better compared to the medicine he was given at the hospital. Two months after the incident, Mark no longer had an open wound, but the skin around the fingers of his right hand was badly damaged. Burn scar contractures have developed, tightening the skin around the burn. Now it is difficult for him to use his right hand. Fortunately, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is helping Mark receive treatment. On March 3rd, surgeons at their care center will perform a burn contracture release surgery to increase the functionality of his fingers. Now, he needs help to fund this $874 procedure. Mark’s mother says, “Sometimes I wonder if not following the doctor’s advice is the reason my son’s hand is the way it is, and I’m the one responsible for that.”

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