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Elizabeth from Tanzania raised $960 so she can walk without pain.

Elizabeth
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Fully funded
Elizabeth's treatment was fully funded on December 3, 2014.

Photo of Elizabeth post-operation

March 17, 2015

Elizabeth received a total knee replacement on her right knee.

“I am truly grateful for the huge financial support that I have received,” says Elizabeth, “I wouldn’t be here exercising my knee. I still feel pain, but that is to be expected given that the operation was done not long ago, but I have hope that my knee will heal and I will be able to walk without feeling pain. When that time comes, I’ll make trips to visit my children and grandchildren and I’ll for sure be useful at home.”

“I am truly grateful for the huge financial support that I have received," says Elizabeth, "I wouldn’t be here exercising my knee. I still f...

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November 10, 2014

Elizabeth is a strong 80-year-old woman from Tanzania. As the matriarch of her family, she has four children, sixteen grandchildren, and sixteen great-grandchildren! Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, shares with us that Elizabeth loves having visitors at home “because that is when she gets the opportunity to talk and laugh.”

Elizabeth has osteoarthritis on both of her knees. Osteoarthritis results when the protective cartilage at the ends of bones is worn down over time. Although there are other ways to treat osteoarthritis in its earlier stages, after a certain point, the best way to relieve pain and restore mobility is through knee replacement surgery. While her family works hard to support Elizabeth, they cannot cover the cost of this treatment on their own and are looking to donors at Watsi for help.

“I just want to be able to stand up and walk without feeling pain so that I can cook my own food and help my grandchild with a few chores at home,” Elizabeth tells us. With total knee replacement surgery, Elizabeth will be able to go about her daily life and spend time with her family pain-free!

It will cost $960 to fund this crucial treatment for Elizabeth. Let’s come together and make this happen!

Elizabeth is a strong 80-year-old woman from Tanzania. As the matriarch of her family, she has four children, sixteen grandchildren, and six...

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Elizabeth's Timeline

  • November 10, 2014
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • November 11, 2014
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Elizabeth 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.

  • November 29, 2014
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Elizabeth's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • December 03, 2014
    FULLY FUNDED

    Elizabeth's treatment was fully funded.

  • March 17, 2015
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    We received an update on Elizabeth. Read the update.

Funded by 23 donors

Funded by 23 donors

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