Success! Gladness from Tanzania raised $935 to fund clubfoot treatment.

Gladness
$935
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Gladness's treatment was fully funded on December 22, 2020.
  • Gladness's story
  • Gladness's update
August 10, 2020

Photo of Gladness post-operation

October 17, 2020

Gladness underwent clubfoot treatment.

Gladness’s treatment of manipulation and casting is going well helping correct both of her feet, which had clubfoot. She is currently on the...

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Gladness's Timeline

  • August 10, 2020
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • August 11, 2020
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Gladness 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.

  • August 11, 2020
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Gladness's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • October 17, 2020
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Gladness's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • December 22, 2020
    FULLY FUNDED

    Gladness's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 32 donors

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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.”

$268raised
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