Success! Irene from Tanzania raised $890 to fund clubfoot correction.

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Fully funded
Irene's treatment was fully funded on June 26, 2018.
  • Irene's story
  • Irene's update
May 2, 2018

Photo of Irene post-operation

May 30, 2018

Irene underwent clubfoot correction.

She is doing well. She is undergoing casting and manipulation and will soon have surgery. This treatment will allow her to continue with sch...

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Irene's Timeline

  • May 2, 2018

    Irene was submitted by Joan Kadagaya, SAFE Senior Program Coordinator at African Mission Healthcare.

  • May 2, 2018

    Irene's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • May 3, 2018

    Irene 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.

  • May 30, 2018

    Irene's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • June 26, 2018

    Irene's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 33 donors

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Originally from Burma, Cherry is a 34-year-old woman who lives with her father's cousin and her two cousins in Tak Province, Thailand. Her two cousins are students, while Cherry is a homemaker. Her father's cousin runs her own small business, selling everything from makeup to food online or through her friends. They work hard to support their family. In the beginning of 2023, Cherry began to experience troubling symptoms, including swollen neck and discomfort when swallowing food. She was diagnosed with thyroid goiter. The thyroid is the gland located in front of your neck and produces thyroid hormones. These hormones are responsible for functions such as metabolism, growth and other bodily functions. She needs surgery to prevent her symptoms from getting worse. Our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund, is helping Cherry receive treatment. She is scheduled to undergo a thyroidectomy on January 24th at Mae Sot General Hospital. Surgeons will remove all or part of her thyroid gland. She and her family need help raising $1,500 for her treatment. Cherry said, "I feel stressed about my condition. Since I heard that my family who lives in Burma have now become displaced, I have felt more stressed and I am worried about them. I want to get treatment and recover soon so that I can look for a job and support my family back home. Thank you to all the donors and the organisation Burma Children Medical Fund for being willing to help me by paying for my treatment cost."

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