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Mandela from Malawi raised $1,000 .

Mandela
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  • $1,000 raised, $0 to go
$1,000
raised
$0
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Fully funded
Mandela's treatment was fully funded on March 19, 2013.

Photo of Mandela post-operation

Mandela is recovering well and will have a chance to grow up normally thanks to your support.

Now Mandela’s bowed legs won’t hold him back or keep him from starting school on schedule. If he hadn’t been treated, the bowing would’ve likely become severely impairing, causing him pain along with numerous other consequences.

Now Mandela's bowed legs won't hold him back or keep him from starting school on schedule. If he hadn't been treated, the bowing would've li...

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Mandela is an energetic three-year-old from Malawi. He was born with a condition that causes his legs to bend inwards and makes it painful for him to walk.

When Mandela’s legs began to “bow” around the age of one, his parents knew something was wrong. They brought him to our partner hospital because they heard they might be able to access high-quality, affordable care there. However, the surgery Mandela needs to walk normally costs $1,000 - far beyond his family’s financial reach.

By funding Mandela’s surgery, we can buy him an active childhood, productive adulthood, and a happier, healthier life. Let’s make it happen for him!

Mandela is an energetic three-year-old from Malawi. He was born with a condition that causes his legs to bend inwards and makes it painful f...

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Mandela's Timeline

  • March 17, 2013
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Mandela's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • March 19, 2013
    FULLY FUNDED

    Mandela's treatment was fully funded.

  • February 12, 2015
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    We received an update on Mandela. Read the update.

Funded by 8 donors

Funded by 8 donors

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Siphilina

Siphilina is a 68-year-old talkative grandmother. On 25th of October, 2019, Siphilina fell, sustaining severe left femoral neck fracture. She was taken to the nearest health facility but could not get treatment due to the severity of the condition. She spent some days at home as she was unable to afford medical care. She was in great pain, could not walk and had difficulties sitting or lying in bed. Fortunately, Siphilina went to Kapsowar hospital whereupon diagnosis, she had an ORIF surgery recommended. The surgery will relieve her of the pain, reduce the chances of ambulation problems and further closed fracture complications. Siphilina, a humble millet farmer lives with her daughter and three grandchildren in the village. She lost her husband years ago. Her only source of income is from subsistence farming which has very low-income yields. This limits her ability to raise the required hospital fee for the surgery. Siphilina appeals for help to be able to meet the cost of surgery.  Fortunately, surgeons at our medical partner can help. On October 30th, Siphilina will undergo a fracture repair procedure, called an open reduction and internal fixation. The surgery will reduce the pain, fix the fracture reducing chances of further complications on her left leg. Now, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $968 to fund this procedure. Siphilina says, “I want to be able to walk sit and even feed by myself like other people.”

63% funded

63%funded
$617raised
$351to go
Mu

Mu is a 35-year-old woman from Burma. She lives with her husband and three daughters in Aung Hlaing Village in Karen State of Burma. Mu and her husband are farmers, but they do not own any land. She works on her mother-in-law’s land in exchange for 50 tin of harvest rice (approx. 1500 kg) each year. Occasionally, Mu’s husband works as a day laborer on others’ farms too. Four months ago, Mu started to experience blurry vision in her left eye. At that time, she did not think it could be serious, and did not see a doctor. One and half months later, she decided to see a doctor as her vision did not improve. She went to Hpa-An Private Clinic where the doctor examined her eye with an instrument. The doctor told her that there was nothing wrong with her eye but could not tell her why she had blurry vision. The doctor gave her a bottle of eye drops which did not make her vision any better. However, she continued to use the eye drops for a month. Two months after she first experienced blurry vision in her left eye, Mu’s also developed blurry vision in her right eye. The doctor at Mae Sot Hospital recommended a CT scan to rule out the possibility of a brain tumor. Doctors want Mu to undergo a CT scan, a procedure in which x-ray images taken from several angles are combined to produce cross-sectional images of the body. This scan will hopefully help doctors diagnose her condition and formulate an appropriate treatment plan. Our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund, is requesting $414 to cover the cost of Mu's CT scan and care, scheduled for February 4th. Mu said, “I feel very stressed that I have to suffer like this. I don’t know whether the doctor will be able to treat me. As my children are still young, if I don’t heal, I don’t know what to do or how I will take care of them [my children].”

45% funded

45%funded
$190raised
$224to go

Meet another patient you can support

100% of your donation funds life-changing surgery.

Siphilina

Siphilina is a 68-year-old talkative grandmother. On 25th of October, 2019, Siphilina fell, sustaining severe left femoral neck fracture. She was taken to the nearest health facility but could not get treatment due to the severity of the condition. She spent some days at home as she was unable to afford medical care. She was in great pain, could not walk and had difficulties sitting or lying in bed. Fortunately, Siphilina went to Kapsowar hospital whereupon diagnosis, she had an ORIF surgery recommended. The surgery will relieve her of the pain, reduce the chances of ambulation problems and further closed fracture complications. Siphilina, a humble millet farmer lives with her daughter and three grandchildren in the village. She lost her husband years ago. Her only source of income is from subsistence farming which has very low-income yields. This limits her ability to raise the required hospital fee for the surgery. Siphilina appeals for help to be able to meet the cost of surgery.  Fortunately, surgeons at our medical partner can help. On October 30th, Siphilina will undergo a fracture repair procedure, called an open reduction and internal fixation. The surgery will reduce the pain, fix the fracture reducing chances of further complications on her left leg. Now, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $968 to fund this procedure. Siphilina says, “I want to be able to walk sit and even feed by myself like other people.”

63% funded

63%funded
$617raised
$351to go