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Neserian from Tanzania raised $555 to fix a deformity in her knees.

Neserian
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  • $555 raised, $0 to go
$555
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$0
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Fully funded
Neserian's treatment was fully funded on July 21, 2014.

Photo of Neserian post-operation

February 12, 2015

Neserian received surgery in both of her legs to correct the alignment and fix her gait.

“I am very happy and thankful for the treatment that I have received. I know I can do much more with pain-free legs,” says Neserian.

“I am very happy and thankful for the treatment that I have received. I know I can do much more with pain-free legs,” says Neserian....

June 5, 2014

Meet Neserian, the first born and only girl in a family of four children. As much as she would have liked to, Neserian was not allowed to go to school because she is a girl. Making the best of her situation, this 12-year-old instead works very hard to help her mother with the daily chores around the house.

What makes these chores (and even walking normally) difficult for Neserian, however, is the windswept deformity of her knees which causes the alignment in her legs to be skewed to one side. The added stress this knee disability imposes on the feet, ankles, hips, and spine not only causes her joint pain, but can lead to early osteoarthritis if left untreated.

Neserian needs surgery in both of her legs to correct the alignment and fix her gait. The income her parents make from their small farm is not enough to pay for the procedure. Neserian says, “I would have liked to go to school, but I know that will not happen for me as my father made it clear. Now my dream is to be able to do good business of buying and selling potatoes. I’ve noticed people who do that earn good money.”

Let’s help her raise the $555 she needs for her surgery to help make this dream come true!

Meet Neserian, the first born and only girl in a family of four children. As much as she would have liked to, Neserian was not allowed to go...

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Neserian's Timeline

  • June 5, 2014
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Neserian was submitted by Esupat Kimirei at African Mission Healthcare.

  • June 6, 2014
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Neserian 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.

  • July 18, 2014
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Neserian's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • July 21, 2014
    FULLY FUNDED

    Neserian's treatment was fully funded.

  • February 12, 2015
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    We received an update on Neserian. Read the update.

Funded by 7 donors

Funded by 7 donors

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