Success! Said from Tanzania raised $880 to fund surgery so he can walk easily as he grows.

Said
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Fully funded
Said's treatment was fully funded on September 22, 2022.
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April 21, 2022

Photo of Said post-operation

October 5, 2022

Said underwent surgery so he can walk easily as he grows.

Said’s surgery went well and had both of his legs corrected successfully. He is currently in a full cast of both legs and on bed rest for th...

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Said's Timeline

  • April 21, 2022
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Said was submitted by Joan Kadagaya, SAFE Senior Program Coordinator at African Mission Healthcare.

  • April 22, 2022
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Said 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.

  • April 29, 2022
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Said's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • September 22, 2022
    FULLY FUNDED

    Said's treatment was fully funded.

  • October 5, 2022
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Said's treatment was successful. Read the update.

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Chen is a 29-year-old construction worker living with his grandmother and extended family in Kampong Chhnang province in Cambodia. Chen's two younger siblings are still in school, while his mother, who is divorced from their father, works in a factory in Thailand. A year ago, Chen was in a road traffic accident where he was hit by another motorbike. This resulted in an open fracture of his right leg. Chen was taken to a local hospital, where he underwent surgery to stabilize his tibia and femur. The cost of his hospitalization was over $4,000 and Chen has run out of money and can no longer pay the hospital fees where he is being treated. His fractures have not healed, he is unable to walk without crutches, and he is in chronic pain. In addition, the nerves in his leg have been permanently damaged. He experiences a drop foot and a loss of sensation. The tibial external fixation site has become infected and Chen lives in great discomfort. Although the surgeons had hoped to save his leg, it was determined that he needs an amputation. Fortunately, surgeons at our medical partner, Children's Surgical Centre, can help. On May 16th, Chen will undergo an amputation at Kien Khleang National Rehabilitation Centre to rid his leg of the chronic infection, reduce Chen's pain, and eventually improve his mobility with a prosthesis. Chen is able to contribute $100 but needs help to raise $379 more to fund the procedure. After surgery, Chen hopes he will be able to walk easily again and return to work.

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