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Agnes from Tanzania raised $1,500 to correct an anorectal malformation so she can grow up healthy.

Agnes
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  • $1,500 raised, $0 to go
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Fully funded
Agnes's treatment was fully funded on January 5, 2015.

Photo of Agnes post-operation

March 3, 2015

Agnes received surgery to enable her to pass stool normally.

The procedure was successful!

Agnes’ doctors say, “Agnes will be able to pass stool normally. Currently Agnes’ appetite has increased, she is able to eat well compared to before the surgery.”

“I am very thankful for the good progress,” Agnes’ mother says. “My daughter is active, she is eating well and she is happy. I have hope that in the end she will be fine; able to comfortably play with other children and live a normal life. I am very grateful for the financial support. I wouldn’t have done it on my own.”

The procedure was successful! Agnes' doctors say, "Agnes will be able to pass stool normally. Currently Agnes’ appetite has increased, s...

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December 17, 2014

“I want to see her comfortable and happy playing with other children, and to live a normal life,” says the mother of this beautiful seven-year-old Agnes. Agnes and her mother live in Tanzania, where Agnes is a first grade student. She likes school, especially reading and math. She loves to sing and draw as well.

When Agnes was a baby, she had her first surgery to treat the anorectal malformation she has had since birth. Agnes is unable to pass stool normally, which results in unhygienic conditions and high risk of infection. Five years after her first surgery, Agnes’ father ran away and left Agnes with her mother. He said he could not stand all the hospital visits, and was troubled by the stigma attached to his daughter’s condition. Agnes’ mother now supports the family on her own by renting a small space and running a hair salon where she braids hair; however, the income earned is not enough to cover surgery needed for Agnes to thrive.

“If not treated, Agnes will be uncomfortable, prone to infections and her social life will be affected,” explain our partners at African Mission Healthcare Foundation. “After surgery, the incontinence problem will be resolved, restoring Agnes’ self-confidence. Agnes will also no longer be at such high risk of infection, allowing her to smoothly continue with her education.”

For $1,500, we can fund the three-stage surgery and recovery to help Agnes attend school free from risk of infection and social stigma. Let’s help Agnes continue to spend time learning, while her mother’s dream of seeing her daughter comfortable and happy comes true!

“I want to see her comfortable and happy playing with other children, and to live a normal life,” says the mother of this beautiful seven-ye...

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Agnes's Timeline

  • December 17, 2014
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Agnes was submitted by Esupat Kimirei at African Mission Healthcare Foundation, our medical partner in Tanzania.

  • December 19, 2014
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Agnes received treatment.

  • December 31, 2014
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Agnes's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • January 05, 2015
    FULLY FUNDED

    Agnes's treatment was fully funded.

  • March 03, 2015
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    We received an update on Agnes. Read the update.

Funded by 33 donors

Funded by 33 donors

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