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Claudia from Tanzania raised $940 to walk without pain.

Claudia
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$940
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Fully funded
Claudia's treatment was fully funded on November 1, 2015.

Photo of Claudia post-operation

November 11, 2015

Claudia received corrective surgery for her knocked knees.

“Claudia had severe bilateral genu valgus,” shares our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation. “Corrective surgery was done successfully and Claudia is doing very well. She is currently on long leg casts while the wounds are healing. Claudia will continue with exercises when the casts are removed and after complete recovery, Claudia will have the ability to walk without knocking her knees and have reduced risk of developing osteoarthritis at a young age.”

“I am very happy that I am feeling good,” Claudia shares. “No more pain and the POP (plaster of paris) on my legs look straight, meaning my legs are also straight. I can’t wait to start walking again. I am eager to get back to my tailoring classes and I will do my best to go back to school. I am grateful for the financial support; I have hope for a brighter future. Thank you!”

"Claudia had severe bilateral genu valgus," shares our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation. "Corrective surgery was done ...

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October 5, 2015

“My dream is to become a lawyer,” says Claudia, a 20-year-old young woman from Tanzania. “When I am able to take myself to school, that is the career I will pursue.” Claudia currently lives with her cousin and has joined a tailoring class.

According to our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation (AMHF), Claudia has bilateral genu valgus, or knocked knees. This condition causes pain and prevents her from walking or standing for extended periods of time.

Claudia first noticed this condition when she was three years old, and it has gotten worse in the past two years. “Claudia is worried if nothing is done she may eventually fail to walk due to the pain which keeps on increasing,” AMHF shares. “Claudia is at high risk of developing osteoarthritis if not treated.”

“Claudia’s cousin has her own family to look after and unable to provide the funds needed for Claudia’s operation,” AMHF shares. “The same applies to Claudia’s parents who rely on leasing land to get their daily bread.”

$940 will fund a surgery and casting to correct Claudia’s condition. AMHF expects that after treatment “she will no longer feel the pain that has been disturbing her for a long time, and her chances of developing osteoarthritis at a young age will also decrease.”

“My dream is to become a lawyer,” says Claudia, a 20-year-old young woman from Tanzania. “When I am able to take myself to school, that is t...

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Claudia's Timeline

  • October 5, 2015
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Claudia was submitted by Esupat Kimerei, Rehab Surgery Project Assistant Coordinator at African Mission Healthcare.

  • October 6, 2015
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Claudia 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.

  • October 27, 2015
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Claudia's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • November 1, 2015
    FULLY FUNDED

    Claudia's treatment was fully funded.

  • November 11, 2015
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    We received an update on Claudia. Read the update.

Funded by 7 donors

Funded by 7 donors

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