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Angela from Tanzania raised $940 so she can walk normally and without pain.

Angela
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  • $940 raised, $0 to go
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Fully funded
Angela's treatment was fully funded on December 16, 2014.

Photo of Angela post-operation

March 17, 2015

Angela received surgery to allow her to walk normally.

“Angela’s corrective surgery of the knees was done successfully,” Angela’s doctor at African Mission Healthcare Foundation writes. “She is currently on long leg casts while the wounds heal. Later on, Angela will need physiotherapy and after complete recovery she will be able to walk properly without feeling pain on the knees.”

“Indeed, Angela is doing great!” Angela’s mother says. “I can see that her legs are straight even with the cast on. I cannot wait to see her walking properly. We give big thank you to Watsi for making our daughter’s surgery possible. She will grow up confident with her appearance and able to walk without feeling pain, allowing her to walk to school and do other activities comfortably.”

"Angela’s corrective surgery of the knees was done successfully," Angela's doctor at African Mission Healthcare Foundation writes. "She is c...

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December 1, 2014

“Angela is a sweet little two-year-old girl,” shares our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation (AMHF). “She is the second-born in a family of three children. Angela is very friendly and likes being around people.”

“Angela was born perfectly fine without any deformities but, at the age of one year, her legs started to bow outwards,” explains AMHF. Angela, who lives in Tanzania, has bilateral genu varum, a condition that makes one’s legs bow outwards. As a result, it is painful for Angela to walk and it is likely that she will develop early osteoarthritis if this condition is left untreated.

For work, Angela’s father drives a motorcycle and her mother sells secondhand clothes. While they work hard to pay for their family’s daily needs, they cannot afford the cost of surgery for their daughter. $940 covers the cost of Angela’s surgery, which will straighten her legs and allow her to walk without pain.

“It worried us to see the condition of our daughter getting worse,” Angela’s father tells us. “Our hope is for Angela to get the right treatment so that she can walk without feeling pain and without people staring and passing comments about the appearance of her legs.”

Watsi donors, let’s help get Angela get back on her feet feeling comfortable and confident!

“Angela is a sweet little two-year-old girl,” shares our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation (AMHF). “She is the second-b...

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Angela's Timeline

  • December 1, 2014
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • December 02, 2014
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Angela 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.

  • December 11, 2014
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Angela's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • December 16, 2014
    FULLY FUNDED

    Angela's treatment was fully funded.

  • March 17, 2015
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    We received an update on Angela. Read the update.

Funded by 13 donors

Funded by 13 donors

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