Success! Nathalia from Bolivia raised $1,500 to fund life-changing cardiac surgery to heal a condition she has had since birth.

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Nathalia's treatment was fully funded on December 22, 2022.
  • Nathalia's story
  • Nathalia's update
July 26, 2022

Photo of Nathalia post-operation

January 9, 2023

Nathalia underwent life-changing cardiac surgery to heal a condition she has had since birth.

Nathalia underwent a successful cardiac surgery which should now enable her to lead a full, long life with no further risks from her heart c...

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Nathalia's Timeline

  • July 26, 2022

    Nathalia was submitted by Owen Robinson, Executive Director at Haiti Cardiac Alliance.

  • July 27, 2022

    Nathalia received treatment at Hospital del Niño Dr. Ovidio Aliaga Uría in Bolivia. 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.

  • July 27, 2022

    Nathalia's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • December 22, 2022

    Nathalia's treatment was fully funded.

  • January 9, 2023

    Nathalia's treatment was successful. Read the update.

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Sephania is a baby from Simanjiro, Arusha in Tanzania. He lives among the Maasai people. He comes from a large family of six siblings, raised by a single mother. His father died shortly after he was born, and his mother depends on her brothers, who are cattle breeders. They help provide basic needs for the family since his mother does not work and has no means to earn a living. Sephania was born with both his legs twisted inward and downward. His mother was informed that there was treatment for the condition. She could not afford transport money at the time and had to wait for almost 2 years before she was able to collect enough money to travel to a medical center. She arrived at our center with an escort, who helped her translate as she only speaks Maasai. After a brief assessment with our team, we set up a treatment plan for Sephania, starting with a series of castings. Sephania has clubfoot on both feet. Clubfoot is a condition in which the foot is twisted out of shape. This causes difficulty walking and even wearing shoes. Fortunately, Sephania traveled to visit our medical partner's care center, Arusha Lutheran Medical Centre. There, surgeons will perform clubfoot repair surgery on May 12th. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $935 to fund Sephania's clubfoot repair. After treatment, he will be able to walk easily. Sephania’s mother says, "It has taken a while to be able to come for treatment. I hope my son will get treatment that will help with his foot’s condition."

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