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Safina Ally from Tanzania raised $1,100 for surgery to close the opening in her back.

Safina Ally
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Safina Ally's treatment was fully funded on May 19, 2015.

Photo of Safina Ally post-operation

June 1, 2015

Safina Ally received surgery to close her open myelomeningocele.

“Safina’s surgery has been a success! The deformity on her back has been closed,” reports her doctor at African Mission Healthcare Foundation. “Her mother is being taught how best to care for her and do rehabilitative exercises. We are organizing her a wheelchair so she has improved mobility.”

“I never thought it was possible to help my daughter like this - I wish I knew about it earlier,” shares Safina’s mother.

"Safina's surgery has been a success! The deformity on her back has been closed," reports her doctor at African Mission Healthcare Foundatio...

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April 30, 2015

“I would like to see Safina’s life improve and maybe one day she can go to school,” Safina’s mother shares.

Meet Safina, a three-year-old-girl from Tanzania. She is the lovely, smiley and happy first-born child of her young parents. Safina has one baby brother and she is quite caring of him. Safina’s parents own a small store in their village.

Safina has an open myelomeningocele. This means, Safina’s backbone and spinal canal were unable to close before birth and therefore the membranes and the spinal cord have protruded. African Mission Healthcare Foundation (AMHF), our medical partner, explains, “Safina is unable to walk or to manage her bowels or bladder.”

For $1,100, we can fund the surgery to close the opening in Safina’s back. AMHF expects that closing the defect in Safina’s spine will prevent further disability and that she will be able to use a wheelchair to move around. Let’s support her!

"I would like to see Safina’s life improve and maybe one day she can go to school," Safina’s mother shares. Meet Safina, a three-year-old...

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Safina Ally's Timeline

  • April 30, 2015
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Safina Ally was submitted by Jon Fielder, Executive Director at African Mission Healthcare, our medical partner in Tanzania.

  • May 01, 2015
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Safina Ally 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.

  • May 09, 2015
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Safina Ally's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • May 19, 2015
    FULLY FUNDED

    Safina Ally's treatment was fully funded.

  • June 01, 2015
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    We received an update on Safina Ally. Read the update.

Funded by 13 donors

Funded by 13 donors

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Esther

Meet Esther, a 13-year-old girl, from a village in Kenya who is in need of treatment for genu varus, a knee condition that impacts her ability to walk. Her aunt told us that Esther likes reading and is very active at home. She helps her mother in doing household chores. Esther came to the hospital with her aunt, her grandmother, and a friend from the village. They told us that her mother could not make it to the hospital since she has a young child and she also has a disability on her feet. Esther is the oldest in a family of two children, with her family hailing from a village in Machakos County. Her mother is a housewife while her father is a farmer. They shared that their family lives in a two-roomed mud-house. Esther was born a healthy child, however at the age of one years old, her family noticed un unusual bowing of her legs. She could also feel pain. Since then her condition has continued to worsen. Currently, Esther is a sixth grade student. She often feels pain while walking, she cannot walk far or carry heavy loads. Her self esteem has also been very low which has affected her studies as well. Surgery will be of great impact to her because she will be able to walk, continue with her education, help her mother, and most of it all her self esteem will improve meaning she will be able to interact with other children comfortably. “If there is any kind of help to help our girl, we will gladly appreciate it,” Esther’s aunt told us.

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$970raised
$254to go

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