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Dora from Ghana raised $1,500 to correct the curvature of her back.

Dora
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  • $1,500 raised, $0 to go
$1,500
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$0
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Fully funded
Dora's treatment was fully funded on May 1, 2015.

Photo of Dora post-operation

November 3, 2015

Dora received surgery to correct the curvature of her spine.

“Dora has done well after surgery. She is back at school and has grown nearly two inches in height,” our medical partner, Ortho FOCOS, shares. “She is no longer in pain and has maintained an active lifestyle.”

“I remember tears ran over my cheeks when surgery was recommended after Dora’s assessment,” shares Dora’s mother. “The amount involved was huge. I did not know where and how I was going to raise this funds but thanks to Watsi and the Ortho FOCOS team, Dora has undergone a successful surgery.”

"Dora has done well after surgery. She is back at school and has grown nearly two inches in height," our medical partner, Ortho FOCOS, share...

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February 24, 2015

“A surgery will bring her back to life and will open so many doors for this young child,” says Dora’s schoolteacher.

14-year-old Dora is a stellar young woman and student from Ghana. “Dora loves to play sports and is passionate about becoming a doctor or nurse,” says our medical partner, Ortho FOCOS. “She is a brilliant student and is always amongst the top of her class.”

For several years, Dora has lived with scoliosis- a sideways curvature of the spine that leads to pain and difficulty with walking. Dora is often teased by her peers when she cannot participate in activities such as sports. The FOCOS Patient A Fund has contributed $16,500 for Dora’s surgery, which will correct her spine and eliminate all symptoms. However, an additional $1500 is needed to cover the full cost.

Dora’s family is not in the position to pay the additional funds. “Her father sells secondhand clothes and her mother is a petty trader,” says Ortho FOCOS. “The whole family lives in a single room in a suburb of Ghana.”

Dora’s teacher introduced her to our medical partner, and now there is hope for her full recovery. Let’s help make it possible!

"A surgery will bring her back to life and will open so many doors for this young child," says Dora's schoolteacher. 14-year-old Dora is ...

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Dora's Timeline

  • February 24, 2015
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Dora was submitted by Meghan Wood at Ortho FOCOS.

  • March 1, 2015
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Dora 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.

  • April 22, 2015
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Dora's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • May 1, 2015
    FULLY FUNDED

    Dora's treatment was fully funded.

  • November 3, 2015
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    We received an update on Dora. Read the update.

Funded by 21 donors

Funded by 21 donors

Meet another patient you can support

100% of your donation funds life-changing surgery.

Meet another patient you can support

100% of your donation funds life-changing surgery.