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Mercy from Nigeria raised $1,000 to get healthy.

Mercy
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  • $1,000 raised, $0 to go
$1,000
raised
$0
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Fully funded
Mercy's treatment was fully funded on February 17, 2013.

Photo of Mercy post-operation

Mercy received surgery to treat a bone infection and is expected to make a full recovery.

This treatment will allow Mercy to return to school and pursue her dream of making a positive impact on the world.

This treatment will allow Mercy to return to school and pursue her dream of making a positive impact on the world....

Mercy is a university student studying mass communication at the University of Jos, Nigeria. She loves reading, writing, and singing, and dreams of making a positive difference in the world.

For many years, Mercy has battled sickle cell anemia, a disease that causes episodes of severe pain, fatigue, rapid heart rate, and shortness of breath. Her condition has been well managed by low-cost care from Faith Alive Foundation, but she is now dealing with another issue.

Mercy is suffering from osteomyelitis, a condition that causes a deformity of her left knee, excruciating pain, and inability to walk. She needs surgery to remove dead pieces of bones from her leg and enable her to live normally again, but she cannot afford the $1,000 procedure. We hope to cover the cost for Faith Alive to provide Mercy with the care she needs to return to school and continue on a path towards a happy, successful life.

Mercy is a university student studying mass communication at the University of Jos, Nigeria. She loves reading, writing, and singing, and dr...

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Mercy's Timeline

  • February 12, 2013
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Mercy's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • February 17, 2013
    FULLY FUNDED

    Mercy's treatment was fully funded.

  • February 12, 2015
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    We received an update on Mercy. Read the update.

Funded by 35 donors

Funded by 35 donors

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