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Success! Highness from Tanzania raised $639 to fund surgery to heal her conjoined toes.

Highness
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  • $639 raised, $0 to go
$639
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Highness's treatment was fully funded on September 13, 2021.

Photo of Highness post-operation

October 6, 2021

Highness underwent surgery to heal her conjoined toes.

Highness has had a successful surgery that has helped release her toes that were webbed making it difficult to wear shoes and walk. Due to her toes, before surgery she would have pain when walking and she couldn’t wear sandals. Through this surgery, Highness can now wear any shoes and comfortably walk without going through pain or difficulty.

Highness’s mother says, “God bless you so much for making it possible for my daughter to have this surgery that has helped correct her toes. My daughter will be so happy once her wounds heal and she is able to wear sandals and walk.”

Highness has had a successful surgery that has helped release her toes that were webbed making it difficult to wear shoes and walk. Due to h...

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September 1, 2021

Highness is a charming, active, and energetic three-year-old girl. She is the last born child in a family of four children. Highness’ father is self-employed through his small business of selling earrings and necklaces around different neighborhoods. Highness’ mother works as a helper at a local food joint.

Highness was born with two conjoined big toes on both feet. She experiences pain when walking, and her feet have also started curving. Due to how her toes are positioned, it has been difficult for her to wear sandals and closed shoes.

Fortunately, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is helping Highness receive treatment. On September 2nd, surgeons at their care center will perform a surgery to help her walk easily with no pain. At the moment, she seeks help to fund her $639 procedure.

Highness’ mother says, “One thing my daughter would love so much is to wear sandals—something she can’t. I have found her so many times trying to wear her siblings’ sandals but she can’t walk with them. Please help her.”

Highness is a charming, active, and energetic three-year-old girl. She is the last born child in a family of four children. Highness’ father...

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Highness's Timeline

  • September 1, 2021
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Highness was submitted by Joan Kadagaya, Curative Medical Support Program-Partner Representative at African Mission Healthcare.

  • September 3, 2021
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Highness 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.

  • September 3, 2021
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Highness's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • September 13, 2021
    FULLY FUNDED

    Highness's treatment was fully funded.

  • October 6, 2021
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Highness's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 17 donors

Funded by 17 donors

Treatment
Single Contracture Release
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $639 for Highness's treatment
Hospital Fees
$460
Medical Staff
$20
Medication
$11
Supplies
$103
Labs
$14
Other
$31

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Blessings

Blessings is a beautiful 5-month-old girl and the only child in her young family. Her mother hopes to return to finishing school once Blessings is stronger and healthier. Blessings’s grandmother has stopped working to help take care of her grandchild and their family relies on Blessings’s grandfather who is employed as a gardener. Blessings has been diagnosed with hydrocephalus, a condition in which excess cerebrospinal fluid accumulates in the brain and increases intracranial pressure. As a result of her condition, Blessings has been experiencing increasing head circumference. Her mother gathered some funds with the help of Blessing’s grandmother and took her to a hospital. She was examined and the doctor requested a scan. At that moment their family did not have any money for the scan and they had to go home without knowing the way forward. While at home, they gathered more funds and went to another facility. Blessings was examined again and a scan was done. This center then referred their family to another facility in Nairobi for treatment. They shared that they went back home with the hopes of Blessings getting treated crushed as they could not afford the treatment that she needed. Thankfully, our medical partner's mobile clinic team visited the area where a relative referred them to their clinic. Blessings was examined and referred to BethanyKids Hospital, where she can finally undergo surgery. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare, is requesting $720 to cover the cost of surgery for Blessings that will treat her hydrocephalus. The procedure is scheduled to take place on April 6th and will drain the excess fluid from Blessings's brain. This will reduce intracranial pressure and greatly improve her quality of life. With proper treatment, Blessings will hopefully develop into a strong, healthy young girl. Blessings’s mother says, “I would like my child to be treated so that she is healthy and I can go back to school."

42% funded

42%funded
$305raised
$415to go

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