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Prince from Kenya raised $1,224 to fund a leg surgery so he can walk to school.

Prince
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  • $1,224 raised, $0 to go
$1,224
raised
$0
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Fully funded
Prince's treatment was fully funded on September 28, 2021.
October 13, 2021

Prince has not yet undergone his leg surgery.

Our medical partner just shared an update that unfortunately, Prince didn’t come for surgery because his mother relocated from Kawangware (a low-income residential area in Nairobi) to her hometown in rural western Kenya due to financial reasons. The hospital has tried to reschedule Prince’s surgery on different dates hoping they would be able to return, but they were not able to come back. For now, they have requested that we help another patient in need and when Prince is able to travel then we hope to help him at that time. Thank you for your understanding.

Our medical partner just shared an update that unfortunately, Prince didn't come for surgery because his mother relocated from Kawangware (a...

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June 10, 2021

Prince is a three-year-old boy from Kenya and the fifth born in a family of six children. Prince’s mother works as a vendor and separated from Prince’s father after he was born.

Prince has an abnormal gait and limps when he walks. His mother shared that he has had the condition since birth and feels it may have started when, unfortunately, the doctor dropped Prince during her Caesarian delivery.

Fortunately, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare (AMH), is helping Prince receive treatment. He is scheduled to undergo a proximal fibular osteotomy on June 14th at AMH’s care center. After surgery, his gait will improve and he will be able to walk to school and continue with his studies. Now, their family needs help raising $1,224 to fund the procedure.

Prince’s mother shared, “I am appealing for help from well-wishers, I would like to see my son walking well like other children and continuing with life normally.”

Prince is a three-year-old boy from Kenya and the fifth born in a family of six children. Prince's mother works as a vendor and separated fr...

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Prince's Timeline

  • June 10, 2021
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • June 14, 2021
    TREATMENT SCHEDULED

    Prince was scheduled to receive 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 15, 2021
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Prince's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • October 13, 2021
    FUNDING ENDED

    Prince is no longer raising funds.

  • October 13, 2021
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Prince's treatment did not happen. Read the update.

Funded by 25 donors

Funded by 25 donors

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

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Benson

Benson is a twin two-year-old. His mom shared that Benson is a playful boy but a little shy and quiet compared to his twin brother who is more social and more talkative. Benson’s mother makes a living doing other people’s laundry while his father is a public transport driver commonly known as a “daladala” driver in Tanzania. Their income is not enough to provide for the family's needs and still cover Benson’s needed treatment cost. They are asking for help to support his medical care. Benson was diagnosed with bilateral genu varus. He and his brother were born healthy babies and their growth has been on track until they learned to walk. Benson’s mother started to notice that his legs were not straight as he started to crawl. He took a long time to learn to stand and walk compared to his twin. When he got on his feet and walked, his mother noticed that his legs were bowed outwards. Benson's mother had never taken him to any hospital for help or treatment, she thought he would eventually grow out of it but that has not been the case. His condition is typically caused by an excessive accumulation of fluoride in the bones, which often stems from contaminated drinking water. As a result, his legs keep bowing outwards, making walking more difficult. One of Benson’s father’s friends advised his parents to seek treatment for him. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare, is requesting $880 to fund corrective surgery for Benson. The procedure is scheduled to take place on January 7th. Treatment will hopefully restore Benson's mobility, allow him to participate in a variety of activities, and greatly decrease his risk of future complications. Benson’s mother says, “I would love to see Benson walking normally like his brother but the treatment cost is too high for us.”

61% funded

61%funded
$543raised
$337to go

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