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Bahati from Tanzania raised $1,000 to restore normal growth to his leg.

Bahati
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  • $1,000 raised, $0 to go
$1,000
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Fully funded
Bahati's treatment was fully funded on September 17, 2014.

Photo of Bahati post-operation

February 12, 2015

Bahati received surgery to restore normal growth to his leg and prevent permanent bone damage.

Bahati’s mother says, “My son is doing so well. I am hopeful that his leg will heal and allow him to go to school and live a better life. His surgery would not have been possible without the support which he received. Thank you!”

Bahati’s mother says, "My son is doing so well. I am hopeful that his leg will heal and allow him to go to school and live a better life. Hi...

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August 21, 2014

Bahati is in preschool. He enjoys drawing and coloring pictures. His father works at a timber company and his mother sells produce from her small vegetable garden.

Bahati likes to play with the other children in school, but experiences pain in his leg and sometimes cannot run. Our medical partner, the African Mission Healthcare Foundation, has diagnosed him with chronic osteomyelitis of the right tibia, which means that his right shin bone is infected. Bahati’s doctors report, “he has pus discharging sinuses below his right knee. He sometimes walks with difficulty. Bahati is at risk of pathological fracture of the tibia, if not treated.”

His mother tells us, “I am very afraid that if Bahati doesn’t receive treatment soon, my son will end up losing his leg. He is so full of life and has opportunities for a better future; we wouldn’t like to see Bahati held back in life because of his leg.”

The surgery to remove the infected bone portions, plus antibiotics, costs $1000. Bahati’s doctors add, “the treatment will control infection of the tibia, allow healing of the bone and stop [the] pus drenching sinus. Bahati will be able to concentrate on his studies; play and have normal growth.”

Bahati is in preschool. He enjoys drawing and coloring pictures. His father works at a timber company and his mother sells produce from her ...

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Bahati's Timeline

  • August 21, 2014
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Bahati was submitted by Beatrice Njoroge at African Mission Healthcare.

  • August 26, 2014
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Bahati 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.

  • September 10, 2014
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Bahati's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • September 17, 2014
    FULLY FUNDED

    Bahati's treatment was fully funded.

  • February 12, 2015
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    We received an update on Bahati. Read the update.

Funded by 23 donors

Funded by 23 donors

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