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Elizabeth from Tanzania raised $500 to get healthy.

Elizabeth
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  • $500 raised, $0 to go
$500
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Elizabeth's treatment was fully funded on April 1, 2013.

Photo of Elizabeth post-operation

Elizabeth is healing well.

Her parents are hopeful and are looking forward to seeing positive change to their daughter’s feet. “We just want our baby to grow like her siblings,” they say.

Her parents are hopeful and are looking forward to seeing positive change to their daughter’s feet. “We just want our baby to grow like her ...

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Elizabeth is an adorable little girl whose efforts at starting to walk have been put on hold by bilateral clubfoot, a foot deformity which makes it impossible for her to stand.

Elizabeth’s condition is treatable with surgery, but her parents are farmers. They work hard to cover the cost of her and her siblings’ school fees, but they can’t afford the $500 procedure Elizabeth needs to walk normally.

AMHF tells us that Elizabeth’s parents are very concerned about their daughter’s future. “Elizabeth’s mother is praying for her foot deformity to be corrected” so she can “grow like her other children.”

Elizabeth is an adorable little girl whose efforts at starting to walk have been put on hold by bilateral clubfoot, a foot deformity which m...

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Elizabeth's Timeline

  • March 29, 2013
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Elizabeth's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • April 1, 2013
    FULLY FUNDED

    Elizabeth's treatment was fully funded.

  • February 12, 2015
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    We received an update on Elizabeth. Read the update.

Funded by 9 donors

Funded by 9 donors

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Kaptuya

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22% funded

22%funded
$215raised
$721to go

Meet another patient you can support

100% of your donation funds life-changing surgery.

Kaptuya

Kaptuya is a widow and a happy mother of three sons and a daughter from the semi-arid area of Baringo County in Kenya. Her husband passed away some years back after a short illness. Kaptuya and her children live in a semi-permanent three room house on her late husband's piece of land in an area well known for insecurity and cattle rustling. During the rainy season, they plant maize and millet that sometimes yields enough for both her school-aged children, and for her to sell. Currently, the area is faced with drought and famine, so they depend on relief food from the government and from well-wishers due to the lack of rain experienced this year. Six months ago, Kaptuya applied for a job as a housekeeper at a nearby health center. She was happy knowing that she would earn some money, and that the facility would pay for her medical coverage, but unfortunately that did not happen. The salary was also inconsistent and, thus, unreliable. In 2013, when Kaptuya was expecting her last born, she developed a growth at her neck which gradually increased in size. Kaptuya began to experience troubling symptoms, including neck swelling, which is most visible on the right side. She currently experiences shortness of breath, especially at night, and she sleeps with difficulty. She also has a fast heart rate, and easily gets tired, which affects her daily duties. She was diagnosed with non-toxic goiter, or an irregular growth of the thyroid. She needs surgery to prevent her symptoms from getting worse. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare, is helping Kaptuya receive treatment. She is scheduled to undergo a thyroidectomy on November 22nd. Surgeons will remove all or part of her thyroid gland. This procedure will cost $936, and she and her family need help raising money. Kaptuya says, “I am the only hope for my dear children. I live because of them, and my well-being keeps them going. I would like to get well so that I may continue working in order to support them to pursue their dreams. Please assist me.”

22% funded

22%funded
$215raised
$721to go