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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, 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.

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Funded by 6 donors

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76% funded

76%funded
$1,140raised
$360to go

Meet another patient you can support

100% of your donation funds life-changing surgery.

Ko Myo

Ko Myo Zaw is a 41-year-old man who lives with his wife in Burma. He and his wife used to work as a seamster and sew children’s clothing. However, Ko Myo stopped working more than a year ago because of his poor health and he now relies on his wife’s income. On the 18th of June 2018, Ko Myo developed pain in his left waist after sitting for a long time. He then had to stand up every two hours to reduce the pain. This continued for a few more months, until he was no longer able to work. A year after he first experienced these symptoms, he went to Myawaddy Hospital to see a doctor. He received an x-ray and ultrasound which revealed he has a kidney stone in his left kidney. The doctor gave him medication to breakup the stone and Ko Myo took the medication for one year. The medication reduced the pain during the first month, but returned a month after that. By the 29th of May 2019, he could no longer take the pain and went to see the doctor at Myawaddy Hospital. The doctor then gave him stronger medications to reduce the pain and break up the stone. At the suggestion of a neighbor, he decided to seek treatment at Mae Tao Clinic (MTC) across the border in Thailand, which he was told provides charitable health care. On 5th of October 2019, he arrived at MTC. The next day, he was brought to the local hospital where he received an ultrasound and an appointment to undergo laser treatment to breakup the kidney stone. He took out a loan to pay for the first round of treatment on November 24th, 2019. When he returned to the clinic in January to undergo a follow-up ultrasound, he was told they also found stones in his right kidney. Unable to pay for further treatment, Ko Myo was referred to Watsi Medical Partner Burma Children Medical Fund for assistance in accessing further treatment. Ko Myo's next appointment to undergo a second round of laser treatment will be on Jaunary 28th. He will complete treatment for the kidney stone in his left kidney, before he receives treatment for the stones in his other kidney. Currently, Ko Myo still has pain in his waist. Sometimes he feels tired and the area around his left waist feels hot. "Once I recover I would like to go back to work and pay back my loan," said Ko Myo.

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$360to go