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Mahamad from Ethiopia raised $930 to get healthy.

Mahamad
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  • $930 raised, $0 to go
$930
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Mahamad's treatment was fully funded on June 13, 2013.

Photo of Mahamad post-operation

Mahamad is up and moving around again.

“We come from a place that is very far away, there isn’t a single doctor that could have treated my son,” says Mahamad’s father. “I am very grateful – it is difficult to express just how much in words.”

"We come from a place that is very far away, there isn’t a single doctor that could have treated my son," says Mahamad's father. "I am very ...

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Mahamad is an outgoing boy in the fifth grade. His favorite subject is English and he dreams of becoming a doctor.

Mahamad has osteomyelitis, a bone infection, in his right leg. His parents have taken him to several local clinics for treatment, but his condition keeps getting worse. Mahamad had to quit school because of excruciating pain and inability to walk.

A $930 surgery can give Mahamad the use of his leg again. This procedure could be the difference between a stagnated and an incredibly bright future for this young boy. Our coordinator at AMHF writes, “we expect that the surgery shall give Mahamad full function of his leg again, and he will hopefully be able to start school when the next year begins.” Let’s help Mahamad get the care he needs to live up to his potential!

Mahamad is an outgoing boy in the fifth grade. His favorite subject is English and he dreams of becoming a doctor. Mahamad has osteomyeli...

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Mahamad's Timeline

  • June 09, 2013
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Mahamad's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • June 13, 2013
    FULLY FUNDED

    Mahamad's treatment was fully funded.

  • February 12, 2015
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    We received an update on Mahamad. Read the update.

Funded by 24 donors

Funded by 24 donors

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Shadrack

Shadrack is a three year old boy from Tanzania and the second-born child in a family of three children. He is a friendly and playful boy who is happy and smiling most of the time. Shadrack was born with deformed legs, the right leg had been affected at the foot missing all the toes and is bent inward while the left was missing the lower part from below his knee. This condition has made it difficult and painful for Shadrack to walk, he mostly moves using his knees which has caused him to have wounds most of the time. Shadrack received surgery in November 2019 so he will be able to use prosthetics on the amputated leg to walk. He now needs treatment for his right leg and club foot. This treatment will enable Shadrack to walk better using both his legs and he will not be subjected to stigma as he is growing up. Shadrack’s mother heard about our Watsi partner from an outreach team that visited their village and Shadrack’s mother brought him for help. Shadrack’s mother is a small scale farmer who strives to provide for Shadrack and his siblings on her own since her husband abandoned her after the birth of their last born. She is not able to afford Shadrack’s surgery, she needs help. Fortunately, Shadrack traveled to visit our medical partner's care center, Arusha Lutheran Medical Centre. There, surgeons will perform clubfoot repair surgery on January 3rd. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $890 to fund Shadrack's clubfoot repair. After treatment, he will be able to walk more easily. Shadrack’s mother says, “Please help my son so that he is able to walk without difficulty.”

65% funded

65%funded
$582raised
$308to go

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