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Caroline from Malawi raised $1,000 to get healthy.

Caroline
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Fully funded
Caroline's treatment was fully funded on March 6, 2013.

Photo of Caroline post-operation

Caroline received surgery to enable her to walk normally.

After years of living with knees that, because of a congenital defect, prevented her from walking without pain, Caroline will finally be able to run and play with her friends.

People helping people is a beautiful thing. Thanks for spreading the health on Watsi!

After years of living with knees that, because of a congenital defect, prevented her from walking without pain, Caroline will finally be abl...

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The doctor who submitted Caroline’s case to Watsi describes her as “a precious girl who was born normal and healthy.” Caroline’s parents adore her. Her father works as an administrator for the local power company, and her mother stays at home to raise her and her siblings. They want Caroline to grow up to live a happy and healthy life.

Three years ago, Caroline’s knees started hurting so badly that she couldn’t walk. She is at the age where she should be going to school, but she is restricted by complete immobility. Her parents currently carry her everywhere, but they know this isn’t a sustainable solution for the rest of her life.

Watsi Medical Partner CURE International conducts regular mobile clinics, where they identify patients in need of critical medical care from the most marginalized communities. Caroline was identified during one of these clinics, and her case was so serious that they referred her back to CURE’s main hospital for surgery.

It will cost CURE $1000 to cover the cost of Caroline’s surgery. Malawi is one of the least developed countries in the world, according to the Human Development Index, and Caroline’s parents can’t even come close to being able to afford the medical care she needs to live a normal life. We hope to raise the money needed to pay for Caroline’s surgery and enable her to walk.

The doctor who submitted Caroline’s case to Watsi describes her as “a precious girl who was born normal and healthy.” Caroline’s parents ado...

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Caroline's Timeline

  • March 2, 2013
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Caroline's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • March 6, 2013
    FULLY FUNDED

    Caroline's treatment was fully funded.

  • February 12, 2015
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    We received an update on Caroline. Read the update.

Funded by 22 donors

Funded by 22 donors

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100% of your donation funds life-changing surgery.