Success! Gordon from Kenya raised $1,286 to fund surgery on both of his feet so he can walk and play.

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Gordon's treatment was fully funded on August 30, 2022.
  • Gordon's story
  • Gordon's update
May 13, 2022

Photo of Gordon post-operation

September 17, 2022

Gordon underwent surgery on both of his feet so he can walk and play.

Gordon underwent bilateral ATL surgery for clubfoot correction and the surgery was successful. The treatment will be impactful to him becaus...

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Gordon's Timeline

  • May 13, 2022

    Gordon was submitted by Robert Kariuki, Process Coordinator at African Mission Healthcare.

  • May 19, 2022

    Gordon's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • May 31, 2022

    Gordon 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 30, 2022

    Gordon's treatment was fully funded.

  • September 17, 2022

    Gordon's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 22 donors

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Chanthoeun is a 57-year-old rice farmer. She is a widow and lives in Kampong Cham province with her youngest daughter. She has a total of four daughters and nine precious grandchildren. She spends her days outside on the farm and caring for her grandchildren while her daughter sells soft drinks. She likes to watch Khmer dramas on TV in the evening. Twelve years ago, Chanthoeun developed a pterygium in her right eye, causing her Irritation and redness. Lately, it has been much worse and she has difficulty seeing. Pterygiums are non-cancerous growths of the conjunctiva, a mucous layer that lubricates the eye. The growths occur when the conjunctiva is exposed to excessive sun damage and the cells grow abnormally over the pupil. She has difficulty seeing things clearly, recognizing faces, working, and going anywhere outside. When Chanthoeun learned about our medical partner, Children's Surgical Centre, she traveled for three and a half hours seeking treatment. Chanthoeun needs a surgical procedure to remove the abnormal conjunctiva from the cornea surface and replace it with a conjunctival graft to prevent a recurrence. The total cost of her procedure is $225. This covers medications, supplies, and inpatient care for two days. The procedure is scheduled for February 7th. Chanthoeun said, "I hope after surgery my eye irritation will go away, and no redness. I want to help my daughter to take care of my grandchildren, go outside to help with the rice, and do housework well"

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