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Success! Epifania from Tanzania raised $780 to treat an infected wound on her foot.

Epifania
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  • $780 raised, $0 to go
$780
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$0
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Fully funded
Epifania's treatment was fully funded on June 16, 2016.

Photo of Epifania post-operation

July 1, 2016

Epifania received treatment for the infected wound on her foot.

Epifania is doing very well. Debridement was done on the infected heel and the wound is almost completely healed. There is a small area which still needs daily dressing which is being done as instructed. Epifania is able to limp and move around, happily playing with other children.

“I am happy that I am doing so much better,” said Epifania. “I look forward to being able to walk much better and wear fitting shoes to school.”

Epifania is doing very well. Debridement was done on the infected heel and the wound is almost completely healed. There is a small area whic...

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May 20, 2016

This smiling girl is Epifania, a 12-year-old student who was born with spina bifida. Epifania was treated for her congenital defect as an infant to close the opening in her spine but she to this day has sensory deficits in her lower limbs.

Epifania lives with her parents and three siblings in Tanzania, where her father keeps livestock and does small scale crop farming. Her mother died when she was small, but her father remarried, and her parents both want Epifania to be healthy.

Epifania has a wound on her foot caused by walking in ill-fitting footwear. Epifania needs better fitting shoes and braces, but first needs an operation to properly treat her wounds.

Her father brought her to our hospital when the wound on her foot became so bad that she was unable to walk at all. The wound is not able to heal with dressings alone and requires tissue removal and skin grafting. The nursing team has educated Epifania on how to care for herself to prevent this from occurring again.

With $780, Epifania will receive the education and surgery she needs to walk without pain and risk of further injury. She says, “I would like my foot to be better so that I can go home and continue at school with my friends.”

This smiling girl is Epifania, a 12-year-old student who was born with spina bifida. Epifania was treated for her congenital defect as an in...

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Epifania's Timeline

  • May 20, 2016
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Epifania was submitted by Sarah Rejman, Rehab Surgery Project Program Director at African Mission Healthcare.

  • June 2, 2016
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Epifania received treatment at Arusha Lutheran Medical Centre (ALMC) in Tanzania. 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 16, 2016
    FULLY FUNDED

    Epifania's treatment was fully funded.

  • July 1, 2016
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Epifania's treatment was successful. Read the update.

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Selinah

Selinah is a 31-year-old nun from Uganda. She serves as a nun under Our Lady of Fatima Rushoroza and is currently posted to the formation house of the Missionaries of Africa. She does not receive salary for her services apart from a small allowance for personal use. She is the fifth born in a family of 10 and her parents are small-scale farmers. For three years, Selinah has been experiencing lower abdominal pains. She was treated for a bacterial infection with no change in symptoms. She has also had several medications from different medical centers. None of them helped, and in the last year her condition has worsened. She can no longer stand comfortably for long because she has pains extending to her lower body. Selinah has challenges getting out of bed due to this pain. Selinah has been diagnosed with leiomyoma and endometrial hyperplasia. If not treated, she is at a risk of endometrial carcinoma and other severe complications like anaemia. Selinah has sought financial support from her congregation, but shared that they are unable to meet the surgery cost because of the number of congregants affected by COVID-19. She needs to undergo a hysterectomy, a procedure in which surgeons will remove her uterus. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare (AMH), is requesting $319 to fund Selinah's surgery. On September 4th, she will undergo gynecological surgery at our medical partner's care center. Once recovered, Selinah will be able to resume her daily activities free of pain. Sister Selinah says, “My condition has generally affected my duties and life as a nun. Given treatment, I will be able to do all my day to day duties and be able to develop my congregation. I will continue serving the Lord by helping others where I can.”

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