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Victoria from Ghana raised $1,500 so that she can stand upright without pain.

Victoria
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  • $1,500 raised, $0 to go
$1,500
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$0
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Fully funded
Victoria's treatment was fully funded on May 15, 2014.
June 19, 2015

Victoria did not receive surgery as planned.

“Our hospital tried several times to contact Victoria and her family but we were unsuccessful,” shares our medical partner, Ortho FOCOS. “We are unsure if they have moved, but are hopeful they will again visit the hospital for an evaluation. The hospital will continue to keep Victoria’s information on file should the family ever contact us for surgery.”

Though rare, some patients on Watsi opt out of surgery. This can happen for a variety of reasons. Should we receive any further information on Victoria, we will provide an update. Victoria is still eligible for funding on Watsi if she decides to receive surgery in the future.

"Our hospital tried several times to contact Victoria and her family but we were unsuccessful," shares our medical partner, Ortho FOCOS. "We...

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April 11, 2014

Victoria is a 13-year-old girl from Ghana. She is very energetic and enjoys reading and being with her friends. Victoria’s father is unemployed but has brought her to our institutional partner, the Foundation of Orthopedics and Complex Spine (FOCOS) in Ghana, because of his concern for his daughter’s health.

Victoria is having trouble standing upright and is beginning to feel significant discomfort due to her scoliosis. Her spine is curved. Her condition has progressed quite rapidly over the past year and is expected to worsen.

In order to fix the curve in Victoria’s spine, the doctors will fuse two of her vertebrae using a procedure called a PSF T2-S1. With this procedure, doctors expect Victoria to make a complete recovery! Let’s raise $1,500 for Victoria’s spinal surgery so that she can share her energetic personality pain-free!

Victoria is a 13-year-old girl from Ghana. She is very energetic and enjoys reading and being with her friends. Victoria’s father is unemplo...

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Victoria's Timeline

  • April 11, 2014
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Victoria was submitted by Meghan Wood at Ortho FOCOS.

  • May 15, 2014
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Victoria's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • June 19, 2015
    FUNDING ENDED

    Victoria is no longer raising funds.

  • May 19, 2014
    TREATMENT SCHEDULED

    Victoria was scheduled to receive 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 19, 2015
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Victoria's treatment did not happen. Read the update.

Funded by 27 donors

Funded by 27 donors

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