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Success! Zephania from Tanzania raised $1,016 to fund a leg fracture surgery so he can walk again.

Zephania
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Fully funded
Zephania's treatment was fully funded on December 1, 2020.

Photo of Zephania post-operation

December 2, 2020

Zephania underwent a leg fracture surgery so he can walk again.

Nine-year-old Zephania, who suffered left midshaft fracture from a fall, finally underwent a successful ORIF surgery. Zephania stayed in the hospital for 10 days to avoid possible infection at home and to learn how to ambulate with crutches. His mother stayed by his side the entire time. Having undergone the surgery, it will prevent problems in Zephania’s future and for this his family is very thankful.

Zephania’s mother says, “When I saw him stand with his foot I cried tears of joy. I am very happy that his leg is okay now. He now has a brighter future ahead of him with more possibilities than before. We are very grateful for Watsi.”

Nine-year-old Zephania, who suffered left midshaft fracture from a fall, finally underwent a successful ORIF surgery. Zephania stayed in the...

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September 14, 2020

Zephania is a third grade student from Tanzania and the sixth born in a family of seven children. His family hails from Kabarawo village, which is known to be rural area with limited access to medical and social services.

Zephania comes from a humble background and his family lives in a community land area in a grass-thatched house on a temporary basis. His father was a guard who lost his job due to Coronavirus and his mother has a grocery shop at a small centre in their village. Since his father lost his job, life hasn’t been easy for their family and they depend mostly on his mother’s earnings, which they shared are very low.

One week ago, Zephania was playing with his friends when he fell into a ditch after a push by one of his friends. He fell from a high height and sustained trauma with injuries on his left leg. He is in pain and cannot walk.

Fortunately, surgeons at our medical partner can help. On September 15th, Zephania will undergo a fracture repair procedure, called an open reduction and internal fixation. This procedure will allow him to heal well and be able to walk on his own and without pain. Now, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $1,016 to fund this procedure.

Jane, Zephania’s mother, shared with us: “He has been in pain and I feel sorry for him. He can’t move his leg, I hope he will receive treatment soon. I want to see him walk again.”

Zephania is a third grade student from Tanzania and the sixth born in a family of seven children. His family hails from Kabarawo village, wh...

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Zephania's Timeline

  • September 14, 2020
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Zephania was submitted by Joan Kadagaya, Curative Medical Support Program-Partner Representative at African Mission Healthcare, our medical partner in Tanzania.

  • September 15, 2020
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Zephania received treatment at AIC Kapsowar Hospital. 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 15, 2020
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Zephania's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • December 1, 2020
    FULLY FUNDED

    Zephania's treatment was fully funded.

  • December 2, 2020
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Zephania's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 19 donors

Funded by 19 donors

Treatment
ORIF Non Hip (Complex)
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $1,016 for Zephania's treatment
Hospital Fees
$248
Medical Staff
$358
Medication
$52
Supplies
$283
Labs
$13
Radiology
$13
Other
$49

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Joan

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