Success! Augustino from Tanzania raised $940 for corrective surgery to help him walk.

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Fully funded
Augustino's treatment was fully funded on July 2, 2016.
  • Augustino's story
  • Augustino's update
June 13, 2016

Photo of Augustino post-operation

July 5, 2016

Augustino underwent a successful surgery to help him walk.

A bilateral distal femoral osteotomy was done successfully and currently Augustino is wearing leg casts while the wounds are healing. Once t...

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Augustino's Timeline

  • June 13, 2016

    Augustino was submitted by Esupat Kimerei, Rehab Surgery Project Assistant Coordinator at African Mission Healthcare.

  • June 14, 2016

    Augustino 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.

  • July 1, 2016

    Augustino's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • July 2, 2016

    Augustino's treatment was fully funded.

  • July 5, 2016

    Augustino's treatment was successful. Read the update.

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Edisimary is a 49-year-old farmer. She has six children: three sons and three daughters. Her eldest son is a welder, and her two younger sons are training to be mechanics. All three of her daughters are currently students. Edisimary shared that she completed the seventh grade but was unable to continue her education due to a lack of funding. Now, Edisimary and her husband work as farmers on a small piece of land where they eat what they grow and sell any surplus to generate income. During her free time, Edisimary enjoys listening to the radio. For the past three years, Edisimary has experienced painful swelling in her neck, shortness of breath, and difficulty swallowing which has impacted her voice. She has difficulty working, as her symptoms also cause her to tire quickly. Due to financial challenges, Edisimary has been unable to seek medical attention. A friend informed Edisimary of a surgical support program at our medical partner's care center and she decided to go hoping for support. There she was diagnosed with a bilateral goiter which requires surgery to prevent her symptoms from worsening. Thankfully, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare, can help Edisimary. She is scheduled to undergo a thyroidectomy on June 6th at our medical partner's care center. Surgeons will remove all or part of her thyroid gland to help relieve her symptoms. This procedure will cost $252 and Edisimary and her family need help raising money for her treatment. Edisimary says, “I hope to get well and expect a complete recovery once I am given your kind support for surgery.”

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