Success! Denzel from Kenya raised $712 to fund hearing aids.

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Fully funded
Denzel's treatment was fully funded on August 31, 2017.
  • Denzel's story
  • Denzel's update
April 11, 2017

Photo of Denzel post-operation

June 22, 2017

Denzel successfully received hearing aids.

Denzel had his hearing aids fitted successfully, and is now able to perceive sound with better clarity than before. His audiologist is confi...

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Denzel's Timeline

  • April 11, 2017

    Denzel was submitted by Maya Murao, Fellow at African Mission Healthcare.

  • April 12, 2017

    Denzel's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • April 13, 2017

    Denzel received treatment at AIC Kijabe Hospital in Kenya. 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.

  • June 22, 2017

    Denzel's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • August 31, 2017

    Denzel's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 7 donors

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Leonard is a 14-year-old boy from Mpanda, Tanzania. Leonard's parents manage a small farm that provides their family with food. They also take on various additional jobs during the day, including helping on other people's farms, washing clothes, and cleaning yards, to support their family. Despite their hard work, Leonard's parents have a hard time supporting their five children and Leonard's grandparents. Leonard was diagnosed with genu varus, a condition where his legs bow outwards. This condition is typically caused by an excessive accumulation of fluoride in the bones, which often stems from contaminated drinking water. Due to his condition, Leonard has difficulty walking and participating in daily activities. However, as a result of financial constraints, Leonard's family has been unable to seek treatment for him. An outreach team directed by our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare (AMH), visited Leonard's village and spread the news about available treatment for genu varus. As a result, Leonard's parents were motivated to seek treatment for their son at AMH's care center. AMH is requesting $880 to fund corrective surgery for Leonard. Leonard's procedure is scheduled for June 6th. This treatment will reduce the discomfort in his legs, restore his mobility, greatly decrease his risk of future complications, and allow him to resume his daily activities. Leonard says, "I am glad that after a long wait, I get to have treatment that will make my legs better. I can't wait to enjoy playing soccer with my friends and helping my parents at the farm."

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