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Success! Guadalupe from Colombia raised $1,422 to fund clubfoot correction surgery.

Guadalupe
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  • $1,422 raised, $0 to go
$1,422
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Guadalupe's treatment was fully funded on July 17, 2021.

Photo of Guadalupe post-operation

October 21, 2021

Guadalupe underwent clubfoot correction surgery.

Gaudalupe is doing fantastic after her treatment! Her mom shared how relieved she is that she’ll be able to walk and even run one day chasing her dreams.

Her mother said: “I want to thank you for everything you have done to help my daughter. As a mother I feel really grateful seeing her happy, there are no words to thank you enough for everything you’ve done for us.”

Gaudalupe is doing fantastic after her treatment! Her mom shared how relieved she is that she'll be able to walk and even run one day chasin...

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June 17, 2021

Guadalupe is an one-year-old baby from Colombia. She is an only child, so she is regarded as the little princess of the family, which consists of her mother, grandma, and uncle. She is already sympathetic and friendly, and loves to play with stuffed toys and with other kids.

Guadalupe has clubfoot on her right foot. Clubfoot is a condition in which the foot is twisted out of shape. This causes difficulty walking and even wearing shoes.

Fortunately, Guadalupe’s family traveled to visit our medical partner, Clínica Noel, where they can offer treatment. There, surgeons will perform clubfoot repair surgery on August 13th. Our medical partner is requesting $1,422 to fund Guadalupe’s clubfoot repair. After treatment, she will be able to start walking and running without pain.

Her mother shares a story and her hopes for Guadalupe, “I would really love to see her walk and run normally, she is not the first person with this condition in our whole family, I have a cousin who received treatment when he was 8 years old and it was really hard to see him asking why he couldn’t run like the other kids.”

Guadalupe is an one-year-old baby from Colombia. She is an only child, so she is regarded as the little princess of the family, which consis...

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Guadalupe's Timeline

  • June 17, 2021
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Guadalupe was submitted by Sofía Gaviria Miranda, Head of Donations at Clínica Noel.

  • June 21, 2021
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Guadalupe's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • July 17, 2021
    FULLY FUNDED

    Guadalupe's treatment was fully funded.

  • August 2, 2021
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Guadalupe received treatment at Clínica Noel in Colombia. 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 21, 2021
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Guadalupe's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 35 donors

Funded by 35 donors

Treatment
Clubfoot
  • Cost Breakdown
  • Diagnosis
  • Procedure
On average, it costs $1,422 for Guadalupe's treatment
Hospital Fees
$708
Medical Staff
$624
Medication
$90
Supplies
$0
  • Symptoms
  • Impact on patient's life
  • Cultural or regional significance

​What kinds of symptoms do patients experience before receiving treatment?

Patients diagnosed with clubfoot have one or both feet turned inward, which might lead to complex extremity malformations, walking limitations, tight heel cord, and pain during walking.

​What is the impact on patients’ lives of living with these conditions?

Patients diagnosed with clubfoot might experience pain while walking or not be able to walk, might not be able to wear shoes, and end up being subject to bullying at school. If the condition is not treated, the patient might be in constant pain and it’s possible to develop arthritis.

What cultural or regional factors affect the treatment of these conditions?

Many patients in Colombia live in rural areas, their families don’t have health insurance coverage nor money to pay for the treatment, they don’t have access to specialized centers, and have to travel long distances, which leads families to abandon the treatments.

  • Process
  • Impact on patient's life
  • Risks and side-effects
  • Accessibility
  • Alternatives

What does the treatment process look like?

When patients visit a doctor, they are redirected to a pediatric orthopedist, who starts the treatment with some casts which are changed weekly and later performs a low invasive surgery when early diagnosed. In case the patient is not treated opportunely, or treatment is abandoned, reconstructive surgery might be needed.

What is the impact of this treatment on the patient’s life?

When the patient gets the treatment, an anatomic and functional correction of the extremity is performed, the patient will be able to wear shoes and to walk without pain, there’s an esthetic improvement which leads to stronger self-esteem and reduces the risk of psychological affections resulting from bullying.

What potential side effects or risks come with this treatment?

There’s a chance this treatment leaves residual malformations, scars, or relapses of the treatment. As in any surgery, there is a risk of bleeding and infection.

How accessible is treatment in the area? What is the typical journey like for a patient to receive care?

In the country, it’s hard to have access to good health insurance coverage, is rare that patients are driven to a specialized institution, and even when they are, families don’t have enough money to pay for the treatment.

What are the alternatives to this treatment?

Reconstructive surgery with highly complex osteotomies and tendon transfers.

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