Success! Olosirian from Tanzania raised $935 to fund bilateral clubfoot repair surgery so he can walk well.

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Olosirian's treatment was fully funded on June 27, 2023.
  • Olosirian's story
  • Olosirian's update
January 18, 2023

Photo of Olosirian post-operation

July 11, 2023

Olosirian underwent bilateral clubfoot repair treatment so he can walk well as he grows.

Olosirian has started treatment on both feet for clubfoot. He is currently using a series of casts before he will undergo surgery. After the...

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Olosirian's Timeline

  • January 18, 2023

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

  • January 20, 2023

    Olosirian 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.

  • January 21, 2023

    Olosirian's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • June 27, 2023

    Olosirian's treatment was fully funded.

  • July 11, 2023

    Olosirian's treatment was successful. Read the update.

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Shedrack is a 6-year-old boy from Tanzania who recently joined a kindergarten class. He enjoys going to school and playing with toy cars with his best friend. Shedrack is presently facing challenges due to an accident he had when he was just seven months old. While playing, he accidentally got too close to an open fire and crawled over it, resulting in burns to his right hand from pieces of firewood. His mother rushed him to the hospital, where he received a dressing for his wounds. It took two months for the burns to heal, but it was not until later that his mother realized his fingers were not fully functional due to the burn injury. The scar tissue that had developed made it difficult for Shedrack to use his right hand fingers, rendering him unable to hold a pencil at school. Despite this limitation, he still enjoys playtime with toys, using his left hand only. Shedrack’s mother desired to get treatment for her son, but financial constraints prevented them from seeking surgical intervention. Shedrack's family encountered a doctor affiliated with our medical partner's care center Kafika House, who directed them to seek assistance at the facility. Upon evaluation, Shedrack was diagnosed with burn scar contractures on his right hand, necessitating corrective surgery to address the defects caused by the fire accident. Fortunately, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare, is helping Shedrack receive treatment at their care center Kafika House. On March 7th, surgeons will perform a burn contracture release surgery to improve his hand’s functionality. Now, his family needs help to fund this $874 procedure. Shedrack’s mother says: “I hope he starts his treatment and that his hand won’t be a barrier as he continues with school.”

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