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Max Wolffe

MONTHLY DONORUC Berkeley Student and human being.

United States   •   maxwolffe.com   •   Born on April 12

Max's Story

Max joined Watsi on April 7th, 2016. Four years ago, Max joined our Universal Fund, supporting life-changing treatments for a new Watsi patient every month. Max's most recent donation traveled 8,500 miles to support Paulo, a joyful 7-year-old boy from Kenya, to fund a fracture repair procedure on his left leg.

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Max has funded healthcare for 58 patients in 11 countries.

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Haruna

Haruna is a 10-year-old student from Tanzania. Haruna is the fourth born child in a family of five children. He is currently in Class Five, and his best subjects are mathematics and social studies. Haruna is a big lover of football, which his father says he picked at an early age. Unfortunately, a few months ago, his father has had to stop him from playing football due to the level of deformity in his legs and risk of getting a fracture. Haruna was diagnosed with genu varus. His legs bow outwards at the knee so that they do not touch. This condition is typically caused by an excessive accumulation of fluoride in the bones, which often stems from contaminated drinking water. As a result, he has difficulty walking for a distance and he is no longer able to play football, the sport he loves. The procedure Haruna needs is costly for his family. Haruna's parents are small-scale farmers of maize, beans and tobacco. They are able to get their food from the harvest of maize and vegetable and some little money from selling tobacco harvest. Now, they are appealing for financial support for Haruna's cost of care. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare, is requesting $880 to fund corrective surgery for Haruna. The procedure is scheduled to take place on December 3rd. Treatment will hopefully restore Haruna's mobility, allow him to participate in a variety of activities, and greatly decrease his risk of future complications. Haruna shared, “I would like to be able to walk well and play like my friends. Please help me get this treatment."

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