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Success! Yasin from Tanzania raised $935 to fund clubfoot treatment so he can be active with friends.

Yasin
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  • $935 raised, $0 to go
$935
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Yasin's treatment was fully funded on January 10, 2022.

Photo of Yasin post-operation

January 25, 2022

Yasin underwent clubfoot treatment so he can be active and play with friends.

Yasin underwent successful surgery to correct both of his feet that were impacted by clubfoot. Due to the severity of his condition, Yasin will need a final surgery when he is done with his casting process to fully correct his feet. His medical team shared that they are happy to see his treatment is on track and he is recovering well.

Yasin’s teacher shared, “Thank you very much for accepting to fund Yasin’s treatment cost. This treatment is going to make a big difference in his life. God bless you.”

Yasin underwent successful surgery to correct both of his feet that were impacted by clubfoot. Due to the severity of his condition, Yasin w...

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December 10, 2021

Yasin is a 9-year-old student and the third born in a family of five children. Yasin is a social, talkative, and playful boy despite his challenges in walking due to his clubfoot condition. Yasin loves math and English. When asked if there are any sports, he loves he said “I love football, but my friends play better than me because of my feet, I cannot run as fast as them. So, I lose most of the time.” Yasin’s father sells vegetables at a local market and their income is not enough to care for the family and pay for Yasin’s needed treatment cost.

Yasin has clubfoot of both his feet. Clubfoot is a condition in which the foot is twisted out of shape. This causes difficulty walking and even wearing shoes.

Fortunately, Yasin traveled to visit our medical partner’s care center, Arusha Lutheran Medical Centre. There, surgeons will perform clubfoot repair surgery on December 14th. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $935 to fund Yasin’s clubfoot repair. After treatment, He will be able to walk easily and wear shoes.

Yasin’s class teacher says “I felt I had to do something because it made me very sad seeing Yasin walking around school with no shoes on. It was even worse when I realized that he also went to a pit latrine toilet with no shoes on something that is a danger to his health. Please help him.”

Yasin is a 9-year-old student and the third born in a family of five children. Yasin is a social, talkative, and playful boy despite his cha...

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Yasin's Timeline

  • December 10, 2021
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Yasin was submitted by Joan Kadagaya, Curative Medical Support Program-Partner Representative at African Mission Healthcare.

  • December 14, 2021
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Yasin received treatment at Arusha Lutheran Medical Centre (ALMC) in Tanzania. 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.

  • December 15, 2021
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Yasin's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • January 10, 2022
    FULLY FUNDED

    Yasin's treatment was fully funded.

  • January 25, 2022
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Yasin's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 24 donors

Funded by 24 donors

Treatment
Clubfoot
  • Cost Breakdown
  • Diagnosis
  • Procedure
On average, it costs $935 for Yasin's treatment
Hospital Fees
$693
Medical Staff
$0
Medication
$8
Supplies
$175
Labs
$14
Other
$45
  • Symptoms
  • Impact on patient's life
  • Cultural or regional significance

​What kinds of symptoms do patients experience before receiving treatment?

The foot is turned inward, often severely, at the ankle, and the arch of the foot is very high. Patients experience discomfort, and the affected leg may be shorter and smaller than the other.

​What is the impact on patients’ lives of living with these conditions?

These children have a difficult time walking and running. Years of trying to walk on a clubfoot will cause wounds and other skeletal problems, such as arthritis. Patients will have difficulty fitting in shoes and participating in normal play, school, and daily activities. Many Africans make their livings through manual labor, which can be difficult with an untreated clubfoot.

What cultural or regional factors affect the treatment of these conditions?

Incidence is 1/1,000 live births, or about 1,600 cases in Tanzania annually. This is roughly similar to rates in Western countries, though many cases may be missed. There is no known reason for its occurrence in this region.

  • Process
  • Impact on patient's life
  • Risks and side-effects
  • Accessibility
  • Alternatives

What does the treatment process look like?

Patients will undergo a series of small operations, casting, and manipulations during their course of treatment. Patients will stay in the Plaster House, a rehabilitation center for children in Tanzania, for as long as their recovery takes.

What is the impact of this treatment on the patient’s life?

The bones and joint will become aligned, and long-term disability will be prevented.

What potential side effects or risks come with this treatment?

Clubfoot is very treatable. The surgery is minor and not risky.

How accessible is treatment in the area? What is the typical journey like for a patient to receive care?

Care is not easily accessible. Most patients live in remote, rural areas and are identified through mobile outreach. The pediatric surgical program at Arusha Lutheran Medical Centre was started to meet the large burden of pediatric disability in the region.

What are the alternatives to this treatment?

There are no alternatives. If not treated, the condition will persist and will result in disability.

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100% of your donation funds life-changing surgery.

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100% of your donation funds life-changing surgery.