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Eva from Tanzania raised $960 for a knee replacement surgery.

Eva
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  • $960 raised, $0 to go
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Fully funded
Eva's treatment was fully funded on June 24, 2014.

Photo of Eva post-operation

February 12, 2015

Eva received knee replacement surgery to be able to walk without pain.

The surgery went well, she is undergoing physiotherapy, and is able to walk with a cane at this time.

Here’s how Eva feels in her own words:

“I cannot express the joy that I feel to be able to walk so quickly after surgery. My leg is a bit swollen, but I’m told the swelling will disappear. Other than that, I am doing great. I thank all those who have made this operation possible. May God bless you all.”

The surgery went well, she is undergoing physiotherapy, and is able to walk with a cane at this time. Here's how Eva feels in her own wor...

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June 12, 2014

Eva is receiving care at a one-week surgery camp made possible by visiting surgeons from two US-based organizations; WOGO (Women Orthopedist Global Outreach) and Operation Walk, at our partner hospital in Tanzania. Watsi has committed to posting as many patients from the camp who need financial support as needed.

Eva is a mother of six children and a grandmother of fifteen children. She currently has two milking cows and sells fresh milk in town. One rainy day, while walking with a bucket full of milk on her head, she slipped and fell down. The bucket full of milk hit her just above her right knee.

“Ever since that accident she started having problems with her knee,” staff at our hospital partner write. “Slowly by slowly she had to sell her cows as she could no longer take care of them. Four of her children are married and struggling to take care of their families and two children are still depending on Eva. va has been taking care of the whole family and now she needs help to treat her knee so that she can continue to care for her family.”

For $960 Eva will receive this essential knee replacement at the WOGO surgery camp. She says, “If I can only walk without feeling the pain on my knee, I’ll get more cows and sell more milk and life will be much better at home. I still have strength, I just can’t do much because of my knee.”

Eva is receiving care at a one-week surgery camp made possible by visiting surgeons from two US-based organizations; WOGO (Women Orthopedist...

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Eva's Timeline

  • June 12, 2014
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Eva was submitted by Esupat Kimirei at African Mission Healthcare.

  • June 13, 2014
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Eva 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.

  • June 13, 2014
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Eva's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • June 24, 2014
    FULLY FUNDED

    Eva's treatment was fully funded.

  • February 12, 2015
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    We received an update on Eva. Read the update.

Funded by 6 donors

Funded by 6 donors

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Meet another patient you can support

100% of your donation funds life-changing surgery.

Kaptuya

Kaptuya is a widow and a happy mother of three sons and a daughter from the semi-arid area of Baringo County in Kenya. Her husband passed away some years back after a short illness. Kaptuya and her children live in a semi-permanent three room house on her late husband's piece of land in an area well known for insecurity and cattle rustling. During the rainy season, they plant maize and millet that sometimes yields enough for both her school-aged children, and for her to sell. Currently, the area is faced with drought and famine, so they depend on relief food from the government and from well-wishers due to the lack of rain experienced this year. Six months ago, Kaptuya applied for a job as a housekeeper at a nearby health center. She was happy knowing that she would earn some money, and that the facility would pay for her medical coverage, but unfortunately that did not happen. The salary was also inconsistent and, thus, unreliable. In 2013, when Kaptuya was expecting her last born, she developed a growth at her neck which gradually increased in size. Kaptuya began to experience troubling symptoms, including neck swelling, which is most visible on the right side. She currently experiences shortness of breath, especially at night, and she sleeps with difficulty. She also has a fast heart rate, and easily gets tired, which affects her daily duties. She was diagnosed with non-toxic goiter, or an irregular growth of the thyroid. She needs surgery to prevent her symptoms from getting worse. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare, is helping Kaptuya receive treatment. She is scheduled to undergo a thyroidectomy on November 22nd. Surgeons will remove all or part of her thyroid gland. This procedure will cost $936, and she and her family need help raising money. Kaptuya says, “I am the only hope for my dear children. I live because of them, and my well-being keeps them going. I would like to get well so that I may continue working in order to support them to pursue their dreams. Please assist me.”

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