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Success! Vincent from Kenya raised $1,224 to fund achilles tendon lengthening surgery.

Vincent
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  • $1,224 raised, $0 to go
$1,224
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Fully funded
Vincent's treatment was fully funded on June 9, 2021.

Photo of Vincent post-operation

June 15, 2021

Vincent underwent achilles tendon lengthening surgery and is walking well.

Vincent underwent successful surgery to treat equinus, which had caused mobility difficulties. He can now walk well, with balance, and is excited to be able to participate in school once he heals.

“Thank you so much for the support you have rendered to my grandson. May the almighty God bless you!” Vincent’s grandmother told us.

Vincent underwent successful surgery to treat equinus, which had caused mobility difficulties. He can now walk well, with balance, and is ex...

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March 31, 2021

Vincent is a six-year-old boy and the oldest of three children. Vincent and his siblings live with their grandmother in Southern Kenya.

Vincent has bilateral equinus deformity, which means he has difficulty walking and often tiptoes as he walks, or even crawls. He has visited clinics in the past and undergone casting, but there has been no significant improvement.

To correct his condition, Vincent is scheduled to undergo Achilles Tendon Lengthening (ATL) surgery on April 14th. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare, is requesting $1,224 to fund Vincent’s life-changing procedure.

Vincent’s grandmother shared, “I would love to see my grandson walk on his own. Any help will be highly appreciated.”

Vincent is a six-year-old boy and the oldest of three children. Vincent and his siblings live with their grandmother in Southern Kenya. V...

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Vincent's Timeline

  • March 31, 2021
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • April 4, 2021
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Vincent's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • April 12, 2021
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Vincent 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.

  • June 9, 2021
    FULLY FUNDED

    Vincent's treatment was fully funded.

  • June 15, 2021
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Vincent's treatment was successful. Read the update.

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

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Meet another patient you can support

100% of your donation funds life-changing surgery.

Stephen

Stephen is a young man from Kenya. He is the firstborn in a family of 3 children. Their family has relied on their mother to provide for them as his father passed away when he was young boy. His mother does deliveries for different shop owners around their town. Stephen had to drop out from college do to inability to pay his school fees, and he now helps around the house and helps his mother with the deliveries, which is the how the family makes ends meet. Stephen has been diagnosed with hydrocephalus, a condition in which excess cerebrospinal fluid accumulates in the brain and increases intracranial pressure. As a result of his condition, Stephen has been experiencing severe headaches since this past July. He visited a hospital where a CT scan was done that revealed that he had a cyst that was obstructing the normal flow of fluid in and out of the head. An urgent surgery was recommended to remove the cyst, but he did not undergo it due to not having the funds for the procedure. A shunt insertion surgery has been recommended along with a craniotomy that will be performed later to remove the cyst. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $720 to cover the cost of surgery for Stephen that will treat his hydrocephalus. The procedure is scheduled to take place on November 23rd and will drain the excess fluid from Stephen's brain. This will reduce intracranial pressure and greatly improve his quality of life. With proper treatment, Stephen will hopefully continue to develop into a strong, healthy man. Stephen says, “I really want to be treated so that I can help my mom provide for us.”

49% funded

49%funded
$356raised
$364to go