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Success! Zulfa from Tanzania raised $822 to fund a knee replacement procedure.

Zulfa
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  • $822 raised, $0 to go
$822
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Zulfa's treatment was fully funded on January 8, 2018.

Photo of Zulfa post-operation

August 22, 2017

Zulfa underwent a knee replacement procedure.

Zulfa is now recovering from the surgery that she underwent. Zulfa will live without pain after full recovery, and she will be able to move easily without dragging her legs.

Zulfa says, “I am very happy and very thankful that I got treatment and now I feel very relieved from pains that I had. I thank God for those who contributed to my treatment costs. God bless them a lot.”

Zulfa is now recovering from the surgery that she underwent. Zulfa will live without pain after full recovery, and she will be able to move ...

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July 18, 2017

Zulfa is a 53-year-old woman who is a stay-at-home mother. She is talkative and enjoys taking care of her family. Her husband works as a subsistence farmer.

In 1997, when Zulfa was pregnant, she started experiencing pain in both legs. She thought that over time, the pain would resolve itself. However, in 2016, she started to experience excessive pain, and swelling occurred in her knees. She went to the hospital for a check-up and treatment. The doctor gave her medicines to treat her pain, but there was no improvement. She was referred to our medical partner’s care center, Arusha Lutheran Medical Centre (ALMC).

At ALMC, the doctor diagnosed Zulfa with osteoarthritis. If not treated, she will live with pain and decreased mobility.

Fortunately, on July 21, surgeons at ALMC will perform a total knee replacement on Zulfa. The $822 requested by our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, will cover the full cost of the procedure, including a hospital stay, physical therapy, labs, medication, and radiology.

Zulfa’s family has also contributed $25 to Zulfa’s care. Zulfa is “very thankful and happy” to get treatment so she can “live happily.”

Zulfa is a 53-year-old woman who is a stay-at-home mother. She is talkative and enjoys taking care of her family. Her husband works as a sub...

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Zulfa's Timeline

  • July 18, 2017
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • July 21, 2017
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Zulfa 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.

  • August 17, 2017
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Zulfa's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • August 22, 2017
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Zulfa's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • January 8, 2018
    FULLY FUNDED

    Zulfa's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 14 donors

Funded by 14 donors

Treatment
Total Knee Replacement
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $822 for Zulfa's treatment
Hospital Fees
$690
Medical Staff
$0
Medication
$49
Supplies
$0
Labs
$34
Radiology
$49

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