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Mathayo from Tanzania raised $1,160 for surgery to treat bilateral clubfoot.

Mathayo
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  • $1,160 raised, $0 to go
$1,160
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$0
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Fully funded
Mathayo's treatment was fully funded on December 31, 2014.

Photo of Mathayo post-operation

March 10, 2015

Mathayo received treatment to help him walk normally.

Mathayo’s doctor at African Mission Healthcare Foundation tell us, “Mathayo is on the initial treatment to correct bilateral clubfoot. Cast change is done once every week and after a few weeks of serial casting a small operation will be done followed by the use of foot abduction braces. Once the treatment is complete, Mathayo will be able to step on his feet properly and walk, reducing chances of developing early osteoarthritis.”

Mathayo’s mother says, “It looks very promising that my son will have straight feet by the end of the treatment, allowing him to walk properly. I have hope that as he continues to grow he will be able to walk long distances, herd cattle and do other things that require him to walk. We are very grateful for the huge support given to our son!”

Mathayo’s doctor at African Mission Healthcare Foundation tell us, “Mathayo is on the initial treatment to correct bilateral clubfoot. Cast ...

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December 16, 2014

“My hope is that my son will one day be able to walk properly like the rest of my children,” says Mathayo’s mother. Meet Mathayo, a one-year-old baby boy from Tanzania.

Mathayo is the youngest of five children in a family that makes a living by raising and selling cattle. However, due to dry weather conditions, grazing areas are limited which has made it harder to prosper as a cattle herder.

Mathayo has been diagnosed with a bilateral clubfoot and is in need of corrective surgery. His family is unable to afford his treatment and they have turned to Watsi for help.

For $1,160, Mathayo will be able to walk normally with straight feet, and will not be at risk of developing early osteoarthritis. Let’s help Mathayo get the treatment he needs!

“My hope is that my son will one day be able to walk properly like the rest of my children,” says Mathayo’s mother. Meet Mathayo, a one-year...

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Mathayo's Timeline

  • December 16, 2014
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Mathayo was submitted by Esupat Kimirei at African Mission Healthcare, our medical partner in Tanzania.

  • December 17, 2014
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Mathayo received treatment. 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.

  • December 29, 2014
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Mathayo's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • December 31, 2014
    FULLY FUNDED

    Mathayo's treatment was fully funded.

  • March 10, 2015
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    We received an update on Mathayo. Read the update.

Funded by 12 donors

Funded by 12 donors

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