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Olomayani from Tanzania raised $1,035 to treat left foot gigantism.

Olomayani
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Olomayani's treatment was fully funded on August 15, 2015.

Photo of Olomayani post-operation

August 27, 2015

Olomayani received surgery to correct his left foot gigantism.

“Olomayani is doing well,” his doctor at African Mission Healthcare Foundation (AMHF) reports. “The two digits of his left foot were amputated successfully and the wound is healing well. Olomayani continues with wound dressing every other day. After complete recovery, Olomayani will be able to walk as well as wear shoes.”

“I am so happy because my son’s foot now looks like a foot,” Olomayani’s mother says. “I trust that when the wound heals he will be able to walk and that is what I have been praying for. Thank you very much for the huge financial support.”

"Olomayani is doing well," his doctor at African Mission Healthcare Foundation (AMHF) reports. "The two digits of his left foot were amputat...

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July 23, 2015

“Olomayani is a cute one-year-old boy,” shares our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation (AMHF). He enjoys crawling and playing with toy cars.

Olomayani’s family lives in Tanzania, and he is the youngest of his mother’s six children. The parents raise livestock and do some farming to support the family.

Olomayani was born with congenital left foot gigantism—a condition in which one’s toes grow abnormally large. This condition results from an excess of growth hormone. Until he receives treatment, Olomayani’s first and second toes will continue to increase in size. AMHF explains that such growth has already affected Oloymayani’s ability to wear shoes and walk.

Treating gigantism requires a surgery to remove the mass that is causing the excess growth hormone to be produced.

With education costs for each of their children, Olomayani’s parents cannot raise the extra funds necessary for their son’s operation.

With $1,035 Olomayani will receive the operation to remove the mass. Funding will not only cover his surgery, but also his stay in the hospital and rehabilitation.

Following surgery, Olomayani’s excessive growth with stop, allowing him to wear shoes and walk properly.

Olomayani’s mother shares, “My desire is for my son to be able to walk. He will herd cattle and go to school like his siblings.”

“Olomayani is a cute one-year-old boy,” shares our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation (AMHF). He enjoys crawling and pla...

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Olomayani's Timeline

  • July 23, 2015
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Olomayani was submitted by Esupat Kimerei, Rehab Surgery Project Assistant Coordinator at African Mission Healthcare.

  • July 24, 2015
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Olomayani 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.

  • August 3, 2015
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Olomayani's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • August 15, 2015
    FULLY FUNDED

    Olomayani's treatment was fully funded.

  • August 27, 2015
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    We received an update on Olomayani. Read the update.

Funded by 9 donors

Funded by 9 donors

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