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Gershomu Joseph from Tanzania raised $1,160 for surgery to treat club feet and enable him to walk.

Gershomu Joseph
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  • $1,160 raised, $0 to go
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Fully funded
Gershomu Joseph's treatment was fully funded on May 19, 2015.

Photo of Gershomu Joseph post-operation

June 1, 2015

Gershomu Joseph began treatment for his clubfoot.

“Thank you very much for this incredible opportunity. God bless you,” shares Gershomu’s mother.

“Gershomu has successfully started his clubfoot treatment,” reports African Mission Healthcare Foundation. “His feet are straight in plaster-of-paris casts, and with this treatment he will be able to wear normal shoes.”

“As he grows up, he will develop and not know that he ever had club feet,” AMHF adds.

"Thank you very much for this incredible opportunity. God bless you," shares Gershomu's mother. "Gershomu has successfully started his cl...

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April 22, 2015

“I want my child to grow up knowing his mama loves him and found him treatment when he was a baby,” Gershomu’s mother shares.

Meet Gershomu, an adorable seven-month-old son and third born child to his young parents. He and his family live in rural Tanzania. “Gershomu was born with club feet,” reports our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation (AMHF). “As he grows and starts to walk, he will develop a stilted gait and not be able to wear normal shoes.” In the hopes of finding treatment for their son’s condition, Gershomu’s parents used their savings to travel to various hospitals until they arrived at a Watsi partner.

The treatment Gershomu seeks will adjust the tightened tendons and ligaments causing the uncomfortable club feet. “We expect a great outcome for Gershomu as we are able to start his treatment when he is so young,” AMHF continues. “We expect that he will grow and develop with no idea he was born with a disability.”

Together, for $1160, we can help Gershomu’s mother cover the cost of this life-changing operation and allow him to return back home with his family!

“I want my child to grow up knowing his mama loves him and found him treatment when he was a baby,” Gershomu’s mother shares. Meet Gersho...

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Gershomu Joseph's Timeline

  • April 22, 2015
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Gershomu Joseph was submitted by Jon Fielder, Executive Director at African Mission Healthcare.

  • April 24, 2015
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Gershomu Joseph 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.

  • May 9, 2015
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Gershomu Joseph's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • May 19, 2015
    FULLY FUNDED

    Gershomu Joseph's treatment was fully funded.

  • June 1, 2015
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    We received an update on Gershomu Joseph. Read the update.

Funded by 16 donors

Funded by 16 donors

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Blessings

Blessings is a beautiful 5-month-old girl and the only child in her young family. Her mother hopes to return to finishing school once Blessings is stronger and healthier. Blessings’s grandmother has stopped working to help take care of her grandchild and their family relies on Blessings’s grandfather who is employed as a gardener. Blessings has been diagnosed with hydrocephalus, a condition in which excess cerebrospinal fluid accumulates in the brain and increases intracranial pressure. As a result of her condition, Blessings has been experiencing increasing head circumference. Her mother gathered some funds with the help of Blessing’s grandmother and took her to a hospital. She was examined and the doctor requested a scan. At that moment their family did not have any money for the scan and they had to go home without knowing the way forward. While at home, they gathered more funds and went to another facility. Blessings was examined again and a scan was done. This center then referred their family to another facility in Nairobi for treatment. They shared that they went back home with the hopes of Blessings getting treated crushed as they could not afford the treatment that she needed. Thankfully, our medical partner's mobile clinic team visited the area where a relative referred them to their clinic. Blessings was examined and referred to BethanyKids Hospital, where she can finally undergo surgery. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare, is requesting $720 to cover the cost of surgery for Blessings that will treat her hydrocephalus. The procedure is scheduled to take place on April 6th and will drain the excess fluid from Blessings's brain. This will reduce intracranial pressure and greatly improve her quality of life. With proper treatment, Blessings will hopefully develop into a strong, healthy young girl. Blessings’s mother says, “I would like my child to be treated so that she is healthy and I can go back to school."

42% funded

42%funded
$305raised
$415to go

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