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Paulo from Tanzania raised $1,160 so he can walk with ease.

Paulo
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  • $1,160 raised, $0 to go
$1,160
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Fully funded
Paulo's treatment was fully funded on January 27, 2015.

Photo of Paulo post-operation

March 17, 2015

Paulo is receiving treatment so he can walk with ease.

Paulo’s treatment is going well!

“Paulo is on the initial treatment to correct bilateral clubfoot,” his doctor at African Mission Healthcare Foundation explains. “He is responding very well to the treatment so far. It looks like his correction will be quicker and may not need a small surgery after a number of cast changes. That decision is yet to be determined by how well the correction will continue with the use of fiber casts.”

“Paulo is happy with his mother holding him and playing with toys when seated on the bed,” his doctor continues. “At the end of the treatment, Paulo’s feet will be straight, allowing him to walk properly when he starts to walk.”

“We truly feel blessed because our son is doing great and it is all because of the financial support from Watsi,” Paulo’s mother says. “We are very grateful and sure that our son will be able to step on his feet properly when the time comes and that will open doors to many opportunities in his life. Thank you!”

Paulo's treatment is going well! "Paulo is on the initial treatment to correct bilateral clubfoot," his doctor at African Mission Healthc...

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January 13, 2015

“Paulo is a cute and happy five-month-old baby boy,” African Mission Healthcare Foundation (AMHF) tells us about this only child from Tanzania. “Paulo’s parents are small scale farmers. They were given a small piece of land by Paulo’s grandfather and their major income is through that piece of land.”

Paulo was born with clubfoot in both of his feet and affects his gait when he walks. Clinicians at AMHF have been able to take a look and have recommended a corrective surgery so this can be taken care of early in Paulo’s life.

“When Paulo starts to walk, he will be able to step on his feet and walk on plantigrade,” AMHF continues. “Chances of developing early osteoarthritis will also decrease.” We wish for him to be able to walk properly when the time comes and be independent as he continues to grow,” Paulo’s mother says of her baby boy.

Let’s fund the surgery Paulo needs to walk properly for the rest of his life.

"Paulo is a cute and happy five-month-old baby boy," African Mission Healthcare Foundation (AMHF) tells us about this only child from Tanzan...

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Paulo's Timeline

  • January 13, 2015
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Paulo was submitted by Esupat Kimirei at African Mission Healthcare.

  • January 13, 2015
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Paulo 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.

  • January 19, 2015
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Paulo's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • January 27, 2015
    FULLY FUNDED

    Paulo's treatment was fully funded.

  • March 17, 2015
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    We received an update on Paulo. Read the update.

Funded by 33 donors

Funded by 33 donors

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