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Baraka from Tanzania raised $1,160 for corrective surgery for bilateral clubfoot.

Baraka
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Fully funded
Baraka's treatment was fully funded on October 31, 2014.

Photo of Baraka post-operation

February 12, 2015

Baraka received corrective surgery to fix his bilateral clubbed foot.

His doctor reports, “Baraka is doing great. He is on the initial treatment to correct bilateral clubfoot. Baraka has got a few more weeks of serial casting, which will be followed by a small operation. Currently Baraka is very active, walking with the fiber casts on. Baraka will be required to wear night casts after his operation and after the wounds are healed. At the end of the treatment, Baraka will be able to walk on plantigrade.”

“I am very happy with the progress of my son’s treatment. It is very promising that his feet will be straight and I am so thankful for the great support given to him. My husband and I wouldn’t have been able to afford the cost of treatment, but now our son has a brighter future because of the great support he has received. Thank you!” said Baraka’s mother.

His doctor reports, "Baraka is doing great. He is on the initial treatment to correct bilateral clubfoot. Baraka has got a few more weeks of...

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October 2, 2014

“Baraka is a very talkative little boy,” writes our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation (AMHF). “He is in kindergarten and likes to draw and color some pictures. He also likes to run around with other children as well as playing with cars.”

Six-year-old Baraka lives with his parents and two older siblings in Tanzania. His parents work in a restaurant in their hometown to support their family. Baraka’s father is a chef at the restaurant while his mother works as a restaurant attendant.

Baraka has clubfoot in both of his feet, which means they are turned inwards on each other. This affects the way that he walks and keeps him from being active or even walking long distances without experiencing pain. The AMHF team has recommended corrective surgery to make it possible for Baraka to be active. The procedure costs $1160, an expense which is out of his family’s reach.

“Baraka is so charming and full of life,” says Baraka’s mother. “We hope to see him able to walk properly and perform various activities without constraints on his feet.” Watsi donors - let’s help this vibrant young boy experience the pleasure of an active childhood.

"Baraka is a very talkative little boy," writes our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation (AMHF). "He is in kindergarten an...

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Baraka's Timeline

  • October 2, 2014
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Baraka was submitted by Esupat Kimirei at African Mission Healthcare.

  • October 3, 2014
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Baraka 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.

  • October 26, 2014
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Baraka's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • October 31, 2014
    FULLY FUNDED

    Baraka's treatment was fully funded.

  • February 12, 2015
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    We received an update on Baraka. Read the update.

Funded by 29 donors

Funded by 29 donors

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