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Exildah from Zambia raised $1,000 to get healthy.

Exildah
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  • $1,000 raised, $0 to go
$1,000
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$0
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Fully funded
Exildah's treatment was fully funded on March 7, 2013.

Photo of Exildah post-operation

Exildah is now walking normally, free of pain.

Exildah will be able to play with friends and start school on time thanks to this treatment. Her doctors say that early intervention made it possible for Exildah to develop normally.

Exildah will be able to play with friends and start school on time thanks to this treatment. Her doctors say that early intervention made it...

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Exildah is a 3-year-old girl from Zambia who was born with a condition that makes her legs grow sharply inward. Commonly referred to as “knock knees,” Exildah’s situation is so extreme that it can only be treated with surgery. Without treatment, Exildah will never be able to walk normally.

Exildah’s grandmother is her biggest advocate. She has taken her granddaughter from doctor to doctor to try and find someone who could help, but was repeatedly told that there was nothing that could be done. She refused to give up as she continued to watch Exildah struggle to remain balanced when standing, let alone when walking, and she pushed forward with seeking treatment.

Fortunately, Exildah’s grandmother was finally referred to CURE’s facility in Zambia, where surgeons are confident they can treat Exildah’s case. It will cost $1000 to perform the surgery she needs, as well as provide her with the appropriate follow up work. Exildah’s family wants her to get treatment and live a normal life, but they live in one of the poorest regions of the entire world. Paying for her care out-of-pocket is absolutely impossible. We need to cover the cost of her surgery and give her a chance at a happy and healthy life.

Exildah is a 3-year-old girl from Zambia who was born with a condition that makes her legs grow sharply inward. Commonly referred to as “kno...

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Exildah's Timeline

  • February 28, 2013
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Exildah's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • March 7, 2013
    FULLY FUNDED

    Exildah's treatment was fully funded.

  • February 12, 2015
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    We received an update on Exildah. Read the update.

Funded by 26 donors

Funded by 26 donors

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Janeth is a two-year-old girl and the youngest in a family of two children. Her father is a small-scale farmer, while her mother has a few cattle whose milk she sells to buy food and other commodities. They also harvest and sell some of their crops to earn money. They are living in a harsh environment, but they try to manage on a day-to-day basis. Janeth was involved in an accident last year where she sustained severe burns. Her mother had made porridge for breakfast. She took the pot off the fire and placed it at a corner to cool down so that she could feed Janeth. As she went out to clean the plates Janeth took a cup and tried to take porridge by herself from the pot. She dipped her hand in the pot of hot porridge and while pulling her hand out, some of the porridge spilled on her left foot. Her mother ran inside when she heard Janeth crying, but she had already been badly burned. Her mother gave her first aid and rushed her to the nearest clinic where she got treatment that helped with the open wounds. The wounds have healed, but left her with scars that make her left-hand fingers hard to use, and the toe on her left food was disfigured. A relative who saw Janeth advised her mother to seek treatment at our medical partner's care center ALMC (The Plaster House). Janeth was diagnosed with burn scar contracture on her left hand and left foot. Her hand needs a release surgery with skin grafting because her fingers are webbed, and the fifth toe of her left foot needs to be amputated because it causes pain when she tries to wear shoes. Her mother cannot afford the $1,088 cost of treatment and is asking for help. Janeth’s mother says, "I had to convince my husband to let me come and seek treatment for our daughter. I am not at peace every time I think of her.”

66% funded

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$726raised
$362to go

Meet another patient you can support

100% of your donation funds life-changing surgery.

Janeth

Janeth is a two-year-old girl and the youngest in a family of two children. Her father is a small-scale farmer, while her mother has a few cattle whose milk she sells to buy food and other commodities. They also harvest and sell some of their crops to earn money. They are living in a harsh environment, but they try to manage on a day-to-day basis. Janeth was involved in an accident last year where she sustained severe burns. Her mother had made porridge for breakfast. She took the pot off the fire and placed it at a corner to cool down so that she could feed Janeth. As she went out to clean the plates Janeth took a cup and tried to take porridge by herself from the pot. She dipped her hand in the pot of hot porridge and while pulling her hand out, some of the porridge spilled on her left foot. Her mother ran inside when she heard Janeth crying, but she had already been badly burned. Her mother gave her first aid and rushed her to the nearest clinic where she got treatment that helped with the open wounds. The wounds have healed, but left her with scars that make her left-hand fingers hard to use, and the toe on her left food was disfigured. A relative who saw Janeth advised her mother to seek treatment at our medical partner's care center ALMC (The Plaster House). Janeth was diagnosed with burn scar contracture on her left hand and left foot. Her hand needs a release surgery with skin grafting because her fingers are webbed, and the fifth toe of her left foot needs to be amputated because it causes pain when she tries to wear shoes. Her mother cannot afford the $1,088 cost of treatment and is asking for help. Janeth’s mother says, "I had to convince my husband to let me come and seek treatment for our daughter. I am not at peace every time I think of her.”

66% funded

66%funded
$726raised
$362to go