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

Eva
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  • $960 raised, $0 to go
$960
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$0
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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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Bakandema

Bakandema is a 79-year-old man who runs a small banana plantation, which he and his wife tend to together. They also cultivate maize, beans, and potatoes for their family. Bakandema also brews traditional beer to complement the income from the farm. However, at his old age, he has to work hard to make sufficient income. His eight children have left the nest, but all work in casual labour with limited income. For the last three years, Bakandema has had a right inguinal hernia. The hernia causes him pain, especially when he bends or walks for some time. He cannot sleep well these days. The hernia has been getting worse over time and, without treatment, might become a strangulated hernia which is life-threatening. After selling some goats to travel and pay for his treatment, Bakandema came to Nyakibale Hospital for medical review. He was recommended to undergo herniorrhaphy surgery to treat his condition. However, Bakandema cannot afford the cost of his care and appeals for financial support. Fortunately, on June 9th, he will undergo hernia repair surgery at our medical partner's care center. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare, is requesting $230 to fund Bakandema's surgery. Once completed, this procedure will hopefully allow him to live more comfortably and confidently. Bakandema shared, “I pray that you help me get treated because I have been in pain for a long time. Once relieved, I will live to give a testimony about what you have done for me as I continue with farming to sustain my family.”

28% funded

28%funded
$65raised
$165to go

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