Success! Nivan from Tanzania raised $880 to fund corrective surgery for his knee condition.

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Fully funded
Nivan's treatment was fully funded on April 22, 2021.
  • Nivan's story
  • Nivan's update
April 15, 2021

Photo of Nivan post-operation

May 13, 2021

Nivan underwent corrective surgery for his knee condition.

Nivan had a successful surgery that has helped correct both of his legs which had curved inwards making walking painful and difficult for hi...

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Nivan's Timeline

  • April 15, 2021

    Nivan was submitted by Joan Kadagaya, SAFE Senior Program Coordinator at African Mission Healthcare.

  • April 17, 2021

    Nivan's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • April 22, 2021

    Nivan received treatment at Arusha Lutheran Medical Centre (ALMC) in Tanzania. 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.

  • April 22, 2021

    Nivan's treatment was fully funded.

  • May 13, 2021

    Nivan's treatment was successful. Read the update.

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Chelangat is the youngest of 6 children in her family and is currently in 1st grade. Her mother is a local roadside vendor selling vegetables and other seasonal groceries in her small village to meet her children’s basic needs. Her father is a young farmer growing maize and beans which are seasonal crops. Her siblings are all currently in primary school. Chelangat was brought into Kapsowar Hospital by her mother and her cousin with complaints of pain in her right elbow, and progressive swelling. Chelangat's mother reports that on January 31st, 2024, Chelangat fell at school, injuring her elbow. She was then taken to a nearby health center twice where she was given painkillers and both times was discharged back home, although the pain kept persisting. Her family decided to come to Kapsowar Hospital for further treatment. An X-ray was done which revealed that she had a displaced upper arm fracture and developed compartment syndrome, which causes pain and could cause nerve damage. She was then put in a skin traction and the arm was elevated to help decrease the swelling as she awaits surgery. Chelangat needs to undergo surgery on her elbow so that she can be able to go back to school and continue with her studies. The surgery costs $679 and our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare, is requesting funds to support this surgery. Chelangat's mother says, “My daughter is in a lot of pain, please help her so that she gets better and joins her classmates to continue with her studies.”

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