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Hassan from Tanzania raised $960 to treat osteoarthritis so he can work.

Hassan
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  • $960 raised, $0 to go
$960
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Hassan's treatment was fully funded on January 1, 2015.

Photo of Hassan post-operation

June 19, 2015

Hassan did not receive surgery as planned.

Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, explains, “A few days prior to his admission date, Hassan came to report that he felt uneasy about undergoing the surgery and requested not to go through with the surgery.”

Should we receive any further information on Hassan, we will provide an update. Hassan is still eligible for funding on Watsi if he decides to receive surgery in the future.

Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, explains, "A few days prior to his admission date, Hassan came to report that he...

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December 24, 2014

“I hope I will not become a complete burden to my wife and children by failing to walk,” says Hassan.

Meet Hassan, a 74-year-old man from Tanzania. Hassan has been having trouble walking because of severe pain in his right knee caused by osteoarthritis.

“If not treated,” Hassan’s doctors write, “his mobility will continue to deteriorate and further affect his ability to perform a few things which he is still able to do.”

“Hassan has been a farmer throughout his life; farming is what he knows how to do the best,” AMHF, the Watsi medical partner treating him, tells us. “It is through farming that he and his wife were able to raise five children who are now married and have their own families.” But due to the osteoarthritis in his right knee, Hassan is unable to farm because the pain is just too great. Without the ability to farm, Hassan has had to rely on his children to look after him and his wife; he often feels like a burden.

Hassan needs a total knee replacement surgery to relieve the pain in his knee. Once he recovers from the surgery, he will be able to support himself and his wife and will even be able to afford to get some presents for his grandchildren.

For $960, we can fund this life altering surgery, bringing joy back to the eyes of this loving grandfather.

“I hope I will not become a complete burden to my wife and children by failing to walk,” says Hassan. Meet Hassan, a 74-year-old man from...

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Hassan's Timeline

  • December 24, 2014
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Hassan was submitted by Esupat Kimirei at African Mission Healthcare.

  • December 31, 2014
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Hassan's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • June 19, 2015
    FUNDING ENDED

    Hassan is no longer raising funds.

  • January 6, 2015
    TREATMENT SCHEDULED

    Hassan was scheduled to receive 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.

  • June 19, 2015
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Hassan's treatment did not happen. Read the update.

Funded by 8 donors

Funded by 8 donors

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