Success! Dorcas from Tanzania raised $880 to fund second stage leg surgery so she can walk well.

Dorcas
$880
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$0
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Fully funded
Dorcas's treatment was fully funded on July 1, 2022.
  • Dorcas's story
  • Dorcas's update
May 9, 2022

Photo of Dorcas post-operation

July 15, 2022

Dorcas underwent her second stage leg surgery so she can walk well as she grows.

Dorcas’s second-staged surgery went perfectly and she had her right leg corrected successfully. Dorcas’s legs had been severely impacted by ...

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Dorcas's Timeline

  • May 9, 2022
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Dorcas was submitted by Edward Mugane, Senior Impact Program Coordinator at African Mission Healthcare.

  • May 10, 2022
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Dorcas 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.

  • May 10, 2022
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Dorcas's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • July 1, 2022
    FULLY FUNDED

    Dorcas's treatment was fully funded.

  • July 15, 2022
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Dorcas's treatment was successful. Read the update.

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Kay Thaw is a 29-year-old day laborer from Burma. He lives with his parents, five younger brothers, two younger sisters, a brother-in-law, and a nephew in the Internally Displaced People (IDP) Camp, in Karen State, Burma. Kay Thaw and his family fled to the IDP camp a year ago due to the conflict happening around their village at that time. The combined income of Kay Thaw's family is not enough to cover their daily needs. They borrow money from neighbors and also receive food donations in the IDP camp. During his free time, Kay Thaw likes to play football and cane ball. He also enjoys reading religious books. Currently, Kay Thaw has blurred vision in both of his eyes. Often, his eyes become red, inflamed, itchy, and watery. He cannot see other people’s faces and has difficulty seeing at night. Kay Thaw was diagnosed with juvenile cataract in both eyes. Our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund, is requesting $1,500 to fund lens replacement surgery for Kay Thaw. On May 17th, doctors will perform a lens replacement, during which they will remove Kay Thaw's natural lenses and replace them with an intraocular lens implant in each eye. After recovery, he will be able to see clearly. Now, he needs help to fund this $1,500 procedure. Kay Thaw said, “I hope my vision goes back to normal so that I can see and work well. I am totally blind at night. I cannot see other people's faces even when they are beside me. I cannot read the prayers when I go to church. I am worried about my eyes. I cannot afford to pay for my treatment. Without your help, I do not know what I can do."

$800raised
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