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Nasau from Tanzania raised $940 so she can walk properly.

Nasau
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Fully funded
Nasau's treatment was fully funded on December 29, 2014.

Photo of Nasau post-operation

March 17, 2015

Nasau received leg surgery to treat bilateral genu valgus.

The operation was a success!

“Nasau’s corrective surgery of the legs was a success,” Nasau’s doctors tell us. “She is still on long leg casts while the wounds are healing. Nasau will soon be allowed to start walking with the casts on and once they are removed she will continue with physiotherapy. After complete recovery, Nasau will be able to walk without knocking her knees, allowing her to walk properly and decrease the risk of developing osteoarthritis of the knees at an early age.”

“It is amazing how straight our daughter’s legs have become!” says Nasau’s mother. “This is exactly what we have been praying for. We are very grateful for the financial support; our daughter will be able to walk to school. Thank you very much!”

The operation was a success! "Nasau’s corrective surgery of the legs was a success," Nasau's doctors tell us. "She is still on long leg c...

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December 18, 2014

“We hope that our daughter will one day be able to walk properly like other children. Having straight legs will allow her to walk to school and be able to run and compete with other children in sports,” says Nasau’s parents.

Meet Nasau, a friendly six-year-old girl from Tanzania. She likes coloring pictures and playing with lego blocks and cards. Nasau has been diagnosed with bilateral genu valgus, a severe deformity of the limbs.

Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundations tells us, “Nasau cannot walk without knocking her knees, and that causes her to walk slow. If left untreated, she will most likely develop early osteoarthritis.” With two other children to care for, Nasau’s parents badly want to help her, but they cannot afford the cost of surgery. Until her legs are operated on, their daughter is unable to attend school.

For $940, we can fund the treatment to correct Nasau’s lower limbs.

"We hope that our daughter will one day be able to walk properly like other children. Having straight legs will allow her to walk to school ...

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Nasau's Timeline

  • December 18, 2014
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Nasau was submitted by Esupat Kimirei at African Mission Healthcare.

  • December 19, 2014
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Nasau 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.

  • December 25, 2014
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Nasau's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • December 29, 2014
    FULLY FUNDED

    Nasau's treatment was fully funded.

  • March 17, 2015
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    We received an update on Nasau. Read the update.

Funded by 19 donors

Funded by 19 donors

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35% funded

35%funded
$249raised
$447to go

Meet another patient you can support

100% of your donation funds life-changing surgery.

Channarith

Channarith is a 19-year-old student and security guard. He's the eldest of three in his family and his father is a construction worker. When not working or studying, he likes to play football, watch TV, listen to music, and help his mother with housework. Last November, Channarith was involved in a motorbike accident. He lost consciousness and severely injured his left arm. His parents took him to a clinic in their province, where doctors suggested they take him to our medical partner, Children's Surgical Centre. He has been diagnosed with a brachial plexus injury on his left side. The brachial plexus is a nerve network that transmits signals from the spine to the shoulder, arm, and hand. Injuries to this nerve network can result in loss of function and sensation. Channarith cannot move his left shoulder and he has no elbow mobility nor finger movement. His muscles have atrophied and he has no feeling in his left arm. Doctors anticipate that a nerve transfer will help to restore movement to the associated muscle. Channarith traveled to our medical partner's care center to receive treatment, which is the only center in the whole country where this treatment is available. On March 3rd, he will undergo a brachial plexus repair surgery. After recovery, he hopes to use his arm again. Our medical partner, Children's Surgical Centre, is requesting $696 to fund this procedure. Channarith says "I hope that I can use my arm and return to work as soon as possible."

35% funded

35%funded
$249raised
$447to go