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Lonyokie from Tanzania raised $505 to heal his burned ankle.

Lonyokie
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  • $505 raised, $0 to go
$505
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$0
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Fully funded
Lonyokie's treatment was fully funded on May 4, 2014.

Photo of Lonyokie post-operation

February 12, 2015

Lonyokie received surgery so that he can walk without pain after burning his ankle.

“I am pleased with the outcome of the operation,” Lonyokie’s grandma says. I see that my grandson can almost walk without limping and his foot looks good too. I am very thankful.”

“I am pleased with the outcome of the operation," Lonyokie’s grandma says. I see that my grandson can almost walk without limping and his fo...

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March 19, 2014

This is five-year-old Lonyokie, the youngest in a family of seven children. Lonyokie is an active and playful boy who loves to draw and color in his classes. Lonyokie’s grandmother sells fine-powdered tobacco, and she is currently trying to raise more money for Lonyokie’s treatment.

Lonyokie is unable to move his ankle due to a burn scar contracture. Because of his condition, Lonyokie is unable to walk properly. Lonyokie’s grandmother brought Lonyokie to the hospital to be treated, and she says, “I trust that my grandson will get proper treatment and will start to walk like other children.” In the future, Lonyokie’s grandmother hopes to see him “grow up to be a responsible man and marry a beautiful lady.”

For $505, Lonyokie will receive surgery so that he can move his ankle and walk properly in the future. Let’s help Lonyokie grow up normally and grant his grandmother’s wishes!

This is five-year-old Lonyokie, the youngest in a family of seven children. Lonyokie is an active and playful boy who loves to draw and colo...

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Lonyokie's Timeline

  • March 19, 2014
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Lonyokie was submitted by Esupat Kimirei at African Mission Healthcare, our medical partner in Tanzania.

  • March 20, 2014
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Lonyokie 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 01, 2014
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Lonyokie's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • May 04, 2014
    FULLY FUNDED

    Lonyokie's treatment was fully funded.

  • February 12, 2015
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    We received an update on Lonyokie. Read the update.

Funded by 11 donors

Funded by 11 donors

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$298to go

Meet another patient you can support

100% of your donation funds life-changing surgery.

Htay

Htay is a 45-year-old woman who lives with her husband and three daughters in Thae Phyu Village in Burma. Htay and her husband run a small shop selling betel nut and general groceries beside their home, however she has been unable to work due to her heart condition for the past year. Htay’s oldest daughter used to work at a factory in Yangon, but moved back home last year when Htay became too ill to wok. She now helps out at Htay’s shop while also helping with household chores. Htay’s other two daughters are students; one is in grade 10 and the other is in grade four. After she gave birth to her last daughter, Htay began to experience frequent pain in her chest and headaches. Whenever she would lay down, she also felt like she could not breathe well. She then went to Htantabin General Hospital in Yangon where she received an electrocardiogram (ecg). Later, the doctor told her that she has arthritis and Ischemic heart disease, a condition where an organ does not receive enough blood and oxygen. She was given medication and returned home. Htay said, “This medication seemed to help my condition and I continued to buy it from the pharmacy.” In February 2020, Htay’s condition deteriorated again; she felt like she could not breathe and that she was exhausted all the time. Htay and her husband went to Thiri Sandar Hospital in Yangon where she received x-rays and an echo. After checking her results, the doctor told her that she has a large hole in her heart and that she would need to have it closed surgically. Currently, Htay has difficulty breathing, mostly at night, and she feels tired especially when she uses the upstairs. She also has a rapid heartbeat. Htay told us, “I am worried about my condition and I am very sad whenever I think about it. But now I am happy to have found someone to help support my treatment. Once I have fully recovered, I will build a new shop [made of bamboo] because my old shop is starting to fall apart. I will also go back to working with my husband and I will support my children so that they can become educated people.”

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