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Emmanuel from Tanzania raised $1,160 to treat bilateral clubfoot.

Emmanuel
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  • $1,160 raised, $0 to go
$1,160
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Fully funded
Emmanuel's treatment was fully funded on June 23, 2015.

Photo of Emmanuel post-operation

August 2, 2015

Emmanuel began treatment to help him walk normally.

Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, reports, “Emmanuel is on the initial treatment to correct bilateral clubfoot. The cast change is done once every two weeks and that will continue for a few more weeks before a small surgery is done. After the surgery and the wounds have healed, Emmanuel will be required to continue the treatment by wearing night casts. At the end of the treatment, Emmanuel will be able to walk on plantigrade.”

“I have seen successful treatments and so I have no worry that I too will have straight feet, and the ability to wear shoes and walk properly in the future,” shares Emmanuel. “I am very happy and thankful for all the support and ongoing treatment.”

Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, reports, "Emmanuel is on the initial treatment to correct bilateral clubfoot. Th...

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June 18, 2015

Meet Emmanuel, a lively and talkative eight-year-old boy from Tanzania.

“While at home, he helps his mother fetch water, collect firewood and take care of a small garden outside their house,” shares our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation (AMHF).

Emmanuel has bilateral clubfoot, a congenital deformity of the feet which severely affects his gait. This has caused both physical pain and difficulty at school with peers teasing him. Still, he enjoys going to school. “He likes to read and write,” says AMHF.

For $1,660, Emmanuel will receive a combination of casting and surgery to help him walk normally. Funding also provides for his complete stay in both the hospital and Plaster House, a rehabilitation facility that specializes in postoperative care for children.

With treatment, Emmanuel will be able to walk correctly, wear shoes, and have a lesser risk of developing osteoarthritis.

“I want to be able to walk properly and wear shoes so that no one will laugh at me when I go to school,” Emmanuel shares.

Meet Emmanuel, a lively and talkative eight-year-old boy from Tanzania. "While at home, he helps his mother fetch water, collect firewood...

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Emmanuel's Timeline

  • June 18, 2015
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Emmanuel was submitted by Esupat Kimerei, Rehab Surgery Project Assistant Coordinator at African Mission Healthcare, our medical partner in Tanzania.

  • June 19, 2015
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Emmanuel 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.

  • June 22, 2015
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Emmanuel's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • June 23, 2015
    FULLY FUNDED

    Emmanuel's treatment was fully funded.

  • August 02, 2015
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    We received an update on Emmanuel. Read the update.

Funded by 8 donors

Funded by 8 donors

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