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Success! Kiliani from Tanzania raised $1,088 to fund a leg surgery so he can walk with a prothesis.

Kiliani
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Fully funded
Kiliani's treatment was fully funded on March 15, 2022.

Photo of Kiliani post-operation

April 1, 2022

Kiliani underwent a leg surgery so he can walk with a prosthesis.

Kiliani’s leg surgery went well and he is currently having daily dressing changes to ensure a smooth healing. He will continue with dressings changes until he is completely healed and then will be fitted for a prosthetic leg which will help him walk with ease and no longer go through the difficulty and challenges he was going through before.

Kiliani says, “I would love to see my wound healed so that I can get a prosthetic leg. I am told it will help me walk more easily.”

Kiliani’s leg surgery went well and he is currently having daily dressing changes to ensure a smooth healing. He will continue with dressing...

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January 12, 2022

Kiliani is the last-born in a large family of seven children. He was born prematurely along with a twin brother, who sadly did not survive. Kiliani works hard and is now in class three in school. His best subject is mathematics. Currently, he walks to school every day on his crutches because he cannot use his right leg.

Kilani was born with a condition impacting his leg and was further made challenging when he had a fracture when learning to crawl. When he was young, his parents tried to seek treatment for him but due to financial challenges, they were not able to continue with treatment. Unfortunately, Kiliani has lived with this condition until now, enduring a lot of pain.

Their family depends on small-scale farming where they raise their food for daily use. They are working hard to make ends meet due to the change weather where they live, which is affecting the amount of harvest each year.

Our medical partner met Kiliani through a community outreach program. After a medical team reviewed his condition, he has been scheduled to have amputation below his knee which will enable him to use a prosthetic leg. This will make walking for him easier and relieve him from the challenges he is going through.

Kiliani’s father says “If this treatment can help my son have ease in walking, please help make it possible, we cannot afford the cost of treatment.”

Kiliani is the last-born in a large family of seven children. He was born prematurely along with a twin brother, who sadly did not survive. ...

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Kiliani's Timeline

  • January 12, 2022
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Kiliani was submitted by Joan Kadagaya, Curative Medical Support Program-Partner Representative at African Mission Healthcare.

  • January 13, 2022
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Kiliani received treatment at Arusha Lutheran Medical Centre (ALMC) in Tanzania. 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.

  • January 14, 2022
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Kiliani's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • March 15, 2022
    FULLY FUNDED

    Kiliani's treatment was fully funded.

  • April 1, 2022
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Kiliani's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 21 donors

Funded by 21 donors

Treatment
Amputation
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $1,088 for Kiliani's treatment
Hospital Fees
$902
Medical Staff
$25
Medication
$11
Supplies
$98
Labs
$52

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$880raised
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Meet another patient you can support

100% of your donation funds life-changing surgery.

Ko

Ko Kyaw lives with his wife and two daughters in the border region of Tak Province in Thailand. He is a homemaker while his wife works as a day laborer. He plans to send his older daughter to a Thai school in the new school year, but his younger daughter is still too young to go to school. In early 2021, Kyaw was still living in his village in Myawaddy Township in Burma but it has been a very challenging time for his community ever since the military coup. He and his wife were injured in an emergency involving the local soldiers who came to their area. Luckily other villagers came to their rescue and Kyaw was treated for fractures on both his upper and lower leg, where a metal rod was inserted to help him heal. Now the bone in his thigh is misshapen and doctors have diagnosed osteomyelitis (infected bone). His doctor told him that in order to heal, he would need to have the metal rods replaced in both his upper and lower leg. Currently, Kyaw’s left leg is in a lot of pain. He can only bend his leg slightly and needs to use crutches to get around. With his leg in pain, Ko Kyaw spends most of his time helping out with household chores he can do and teaching his oldest daughter how to read and write in Burmese. He feels frustrated that since his leg was broken, he cannot support his family. Our medical partner Burma Children Medical Fund is helping to pay the cost of his treatment and is raising $1500 to cover his surgery, which will take place on May 10th. “I feel upset that I cannot support my family as the head of the house,” he said. “We only have my wife’s income. We do not have our own house to live in. I want to say a lot of things but I cannot express what I want to say. I never thought that I would lose my house, my possessions and that my leg would be in pain.”

58% funded

58%funded
$880raised
$620to go