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Cecilia from Tanzania raised $1,160 so she can walk normally for the rest of her life.

Cecilia
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  • $1,160 raised, $0 to go
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Fully funded
Cecilia's treatment was fully funded on December 1, 2014.

Photo of Cecilia post-operation

March 17, 2015

Cecilia received casts to address her clubfoot.

The initial treatment was a success!

“Cecilia is doing well,” her doctors tell us. “She is continuing with the initial treatment to correct clubfoot. The weekly cast changes will be followed by a small surgery and later on Cecilia will be required to wear a night cast or a foot abduction brace to maintain the proper position of her left foot. At the end of the treatment, Cecilia will be able to walk on plantigrade.”

“I am very happy that my daughter is on this treatment,” says Cecilia’s mother. “Her foot is already showing some great improvements so I trust that she will have a straight foot in the near future. I am very grateful for the financial support. My daughter will eventually walk properly and continue with normal growth.”

The initial treatment was a success! "Cecilia is doing well," her doctors tell us. "She is continuing with the initial treatment to corre...

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November 13, 2014

Meet Cecilia, a playful one-year-old girl from Tanzania. The third born in her family of five, Cecilia loves to play with toys and is never too far from her mother’s side.

Cecilia’s parents work very hard to support their family. “Her mother is a self-employed cook, preparing morning bites and afternoon meals for staff working at a local dispensary in their village,” shares our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation. Cecilia’s farther works as a guard at the same dispensary.

Cecilia has started to walk but she is using the lateral aspect of her left foot to support herself, a condition known as unilateral club foot, and is experiencing pain as a result. While her parents are able to provide for their families living expenses, they are unable to afford the medical care Cecilia needs in order to treat this condition. Cecilia’s doctors tell us, “If not treated, Cecilia is at high risk of developing early osteoarthritis of the small bones of the foot.”

$1,160 will cover the entire treatment plan for Cecilia, including x-rays, casts, club foot surgery and recovery! With this treatment, she will be able to walk properly for the rest of her life.

“We hope that defect can be corrected to allow her to walk properly and later on be able to go school and grow up like other children,” said Cecilia’s mother. Together we can give Cecilia access to the care she needs!

Meet Cecilia, a playful one-year-old girl from Tanzania. The third born in her family of five, Cecilia loves to play with toys and is never ...

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Cecilia's Timeline

  • November 13, 2014
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Cecilia was submitted by Esupat Kimirei at African Mission Healthcare, our medical partner in Tanzania.

  • November 14, 2014
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Cecilia received treatment. 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.

  • December 01, 2014
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Cecilia's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • December 01, 2014
    FULLY FUNDED

    Cecilia's treatment was fully funded.

  • March 17, 2015
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    We received an update on Cecilia. Read the update.

Funded by 16 donors

Funded by 16 donors

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