Success! Julio from Guatemala raised $967 to treat and manage his seizures.

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Fully funded
Julio's treatment was fully funded on April 7, 2016.
  • Julio's story
  • Julio's update
March 17, 2016

Photo of Julio post-operation

September 20, 2016

Julio is undergoing treatment for his seizures.

Julio's MRI revealed that he has a common type of epilepsy due to scarring in the part of the brain where the seizures are starting, a condi...

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Julio's Timeline

  • March 17, 2016

    Julio was submitted by Jessica Hawkins at Wuqu’ Kawoq.

  • April 7, 2016

    Julio's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • April 7, 2016

    Julio's treatment was fully funded.

  • August 8, 2016

    Julio received treatment at DARSA Centro de Diagnosticos in Guatemala. 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.

  • September 20, 2016

    Julio's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 8 donors

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Simwenda is a three-year-old boy from Tanzania. He resides in a village in the Mpanda district. His parents, hardworking farmers, work daily to provide for their family’s subsistence needs. Simwenda was born with a clubfoot - a birth abnormality in which the foot is twisted out of shape or position. The tissues connecting the muscles to the bone (tendons) are shorter than usual, causing the foot to twist and making walking and wearing shoes difficult. Simwenda’s parents, with limited resources and no access to medical insurance, could only watch their son’s condition worsen for three years. It broke their hearts to see him suffer. The nearest hospital could not provide the treatment he needed. Simwenda’s parents shared their son’s story with their community, hoping for help and learned that services would be available at the Plaster House, a care center of our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare (AMH). However, Simwenda's parents encountered a significant obstacle in obtaining care: transportation costs. Their village is hundreds of miles from Arusha, where the medical care center is located. Simwenda’s family organized a fundraising event to raise money for the transportation and additional expenses of the journey. Upon Simwenda’s arrival at the center, he received a warm welcome. The medical team will begin clubfoot treatment on September 15. AMH is requesting $935 to fund Simwenda's clubfoot repair. After treatment, he will be able to walk with less struggle. Simwende’s mother says: “Despite our financial situations, we have tried so hard to get him treatment. I hope this time around our son has a chance to get treatment.”

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