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Success! Simon from Tanzania raised $822 to fund total knee replacement surgery.

Simon
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  • $822 raised, $0 to go
$822
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Simon's treatment was fully funded on November 29, 2017.

Photo of Simon post-operation

August 25, 2017

Simon underwent total knee replacement surgery.

Simon received a successful total knee replacement and he is recovering well. He can now walk without chronic pain, and he will be able to return to his activities and work.

Simon says, “I am very happy with the treatment I have got, I cannot wait to go back home and show my wife that I can walk better. Thank you all and God bless you all.”

Simon received a successful total knee replacement and he is recovering well. He can now walk without chronic pain, and he will be able to r...

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June 21, 2017

Simon is a 60-year-old husband and father of four from Tanzania who also cares for four other children. Both Simon and his wife are subsistence farmers, and they are working very hard to put their children in school.

Simon started to experience pain in his knees after an accident that he had back in the 80s when he was hit by a cow on both of his knees. While the pain was initially only occasional and could be palliated by painkillers, the pain has recently become much worse. Simon has been to several hospitals where they have told him that he needs surgery.

On June 23, Simon will undergo total knee replacement surgery. His medical insurance is covering a portion of the cost, subsidizing $1,887. On top of that, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $822 to help fund the rest of the treatment.

Simon says, “I am glad I have found help. I have had this pain for so long, I will be so glad if I will no longer be in pain so that I may work hard for my children.”

Simon is a 60-year-old husband and father of four from Tanzania who also cares for four other children. Both Simon and his wife are subsiste...

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Simon's Timeline

  • June 21, 2017
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Simon was submitted by Joan Kadagaya, Curative Medical Support Program-Partner Representative at African Mission Healthcare Foundation, our medical partner in Tanzania.

  • June 22, 2017
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Simon received treatment at Arusha Lutheran Medical Centre (ALMC). 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.

  • July 06, 2017
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Simon's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • August 25, 2017
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Simon's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • November 29, 2017
    FULLY FUNDED

    Simon's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 8 donors

Funded by 8 donors

Treatment
Total Knee Replacement
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $822 for Simon's treatment
Hospital Fees
$690
Medical Staff
$0
Medication
$49
Supplies
$0
Labs
$34
Radiology
$49

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100% of your donation funds life-changing surgery.