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

Grace
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  • $1,286 raised, $0 to go
$1,286
raised
$0
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Fully funded
Grace's treatment was fully funded on October 4, 2022.

Photo of Grace post-operation

December 1, 2022

Grace underwent clubfoot repair surgery so she can walk easily again.

Grace underwent a series of casts on both of her legs to soften the tissues in her feet before surgery. Her surgery was successful and thanks to the treatment, Grace will be able to put on shoes, stand, and walk on her own again.

“I am grateful to the donors for the support you have rendered to my daughter in the form of free surgery at CURE hospital. May the almighty God bless you and continue with the same initiative of helping needy patients,” Grace’s mother told us.

Grace underwent a series of casts on both of her legs to soften the tissues in her feet before surgery. Her surgery was successful and thank...

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September 26, 2022

Grace is a happy 9-year-old from Kenya and the fifth born in her family of six. Grace is close with her mother and helps care for her younger brother. Grace’s mother works as a farmer to support her family.

Grace is experiencing clubfoot of both her feet. Clubfoot is a condition in which the foot is twisted out of shape, which causes difficulty walking and wearing shoes. Fortunately, Grace’s family was able to travel to our medical partner’s care center for support. On September 26th, surgeons will perform clubfoot repair surgery that will allow Grace to walk well upon her recovery. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare (AMH), is requesting $1,286 to fund Grace’s surgery.

Grace’s family shared, “I am so grateful to Watsi for the support. May you be blessed and continue helping needier patients.”

Grace is a happy 9-year-old from Kenya and the fifth born in her family of six. Grace is close with her mother and helps care for her younge...

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Grace's Timeline

  • September 26, 2022
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • September 27, 2022
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Grace's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • October 4, 2022
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Grace 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.

  • October 4, 2022
    FULLY FUNDED

    Grace's treatment was fully funded.

  • December 1, 2022
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Grace's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 30 donors

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