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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 Foundation, our medical partner in Tanzania.

  • 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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Richard

Richard is a farmer from Kenya. Father of six Richard is a small scale farmer. He plants maize and beans in his farm. Richard doesn’t have a good house to live in. He stays in a two room house roofed with grass. None of his children completed school due to low income in the family. The family has gone through a hard-time that they even lack food some of the days. Two months ago, Richard was involved in a road traffic accident and sustained a complex femur fracture on his left leg. Richard was brought to our hospital where he underwent a successful intramedullary nail femur surgery on 8/08/2019. He was discharged where he has been recovering at home. On his first surgical review, the surgeon realized that Richard is unable to get full extension of the femur. On further examination he realized that Richard had shortened femur and suggested that he needs revision surgery to fix his this condition for previous surgery done that was not successful. Fortunately, surgeons at our medical partner can help. On October 07, Richard will undergo a fracture repair procedure, called an open reduction and internal fixation. This procedure will help him walk easily again Now, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $968 to fund this procedure. Richard says, “I am really worried about the fate of my leg. I thought it was getting well. I have nothing to offer for my second surgery. Help me raise funds to make it possible and a success."

72% funded

72%funded
$704raised
$264to go

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