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Annabel from Nigeria raised $1,500 to get healthy.

Annabel
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  • $1,500 raised, $0 to go
$1,500
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$0
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Fully funded
Annabel's treatment was fully funded on December 27, 2013.

Photo of Annabel post-operation

February 12, 2015
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December 9, 2013

Annabel is a friendly seven-year-old girl from Nigeria. She is full of optimism for the future, despite having a disabled left leg. She loves to read and has dreams of becoming a nurse so that she can help others who are sick.

Annabel needs her lower left leg to be amputated and to be fitted for an artificial limb. Her parents simply cannot afford the cost of treatment for their daughter. With the $1500 treatment, Annabel will be able to live a near normal life and, more importantly, enable her to achieve her dream of becoming a nurse.

Let’s work together to rid Annabel of crutches and limitations for good!

Annabel is a friendly seven-year-old girl from Nigeria. She is full of optimism for the future, despite having a disabled left leg. She love...

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Annabel's Timeline

  • December 9, 2013
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Annabel was submitted by Naomi Danjuma at Hope for West Africa, our medical partner in Nigeria.

  • December 10, 2013
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Annabel 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.

  • December 24, 2013
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Annabel's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • December 27, 2013
    FULLY FUNDED

    Annabel's treatment was fully funded.

  • February 12, 2015
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    We received an update on Annabel. Read the update.

Funded by 26 donors

Funded by 26 donors

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Nwe

Nwe is a 36-year-old woman from Burma. She lives with her family in Thingangkuun Township in Yangon Division. Nwe works as a seamstress at home while her husband works in a factory. In her free time, Nwe likes to play with her nephew who lives close by and also loves to watch movies at home. Nwe was diagnosed with a heart condition that involves a malformation of the mitral valve, the valve between the left atrium and left ventricle. This valve controls the flow of blood, but certain conditions may cause blood to flow backward or the valve to narrow. Currently, Nwe experiences tiredness especially when she walks for longer periods of time. If she feels tired, she also experiences heart palpitations. Sometimes, she also suffers from dizziness. Our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund, is requesting $1,500 to fund a mitral valve replacement for Nwe. The treatment is scheduled to take place on March 24th and, once completed, will hopefully allow her to live more comfortably. Nwe shared, “I feel stressed about my condition. I am afraid to have surgery but there is no other option. I hope that after I have fully recovered from my surgery, I will be able to work as seamstress again.” Nwe’s husband is also worried for her and he has had to take time off from work to accompany her to all her appointments. He said, “I get paid daily for my work and if I do not work regularly then I have less income. Before, we were able to save some money from our work but since my wife was diagnosed with a heart problem and started to see the doctor for tests and medications, we can no longer save any money.”

76% funded

76%funded
$1,146raised
$354to go

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