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Success! Joseph from Tanzania raised $1,015 to fund spinal surgery.

Joseph
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  • $1,015 raised, $0 to go
$1,015
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Joseph's treatment was fully funded on June 30, 2021.

Photo of Joseph post-operation

July 19, 2021

Joseph underwent spinal surgery.

Joseph has had a successful surgery that helped correct the spine defect that was putting him at risk of lower-limb paralysis and serious infection that can deny him the ability to stand and walk as he grows. Through this surgery, Joseph is no longer at risk and can lead a normal life. He is still on regular dressing of his post-surgical wound and is healing well.

Joseph’s mother shares her son’s progress: “We are grateful that the surgery has gone well and our baby is doing well. We will also like to thank you for all your support: thank you very much.”

Joseph has had a successful surgery that helped correct the spine defect that was putting him at risk of lower-limb paralysis and serious in...

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June 22, 2021

Joseph is seven-month-old baby and the youngest of 3 children in his family. His parents are small scale farmers of corn, vegetables, and rice so that the family can grow food and sell some of the harvest to earn money for other necessities.

Joseph was born with spina bifida, a type of nerve defect that puts Joseph at risk of lower-limb paralysis, infection, and possible developmental delays.

Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation (AMH), is requesting $1,015 to cover the cost of Joseph’s spina bifida closure surgery. The procedure is scheduled to take place on June 23rd. This procedure will hopefully spare Joseph from the risks associated with his condition, instead allowing him to grow and develop into a healthy boy.

Joseph’s mother shared her concern, “Ever since we were informed about the risk our baby is in, we have never been at peace. Please help our son.”

Joseph is seven-month-old baby and the youngest of 3 children in his family. His parents are small scale farmers of corn, vegetables, and ri...

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Joseph's Timeline

  • June 22, 2021
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • June 23, 2021
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Joseph 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.

  • June 24, 2021
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Joseph's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • June 30, 2021
    FULLY FUNDED

    Joseph's treatment was fully funded.

  • July 19, 2021
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Joseph's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 19 donors

Funded by 19 donors

Treatment
Spina Bifida Repair (Alone)
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $1,015 for Joseph's treatment
Hospital Fees
$804
Medical Staff
$0
Medication
$51
Supplies
$51
Labs
$60
Other
$49

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