Luza from Haiti raised $1,500 to fund prep for cardiac surgery.

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Fully funded
Luza's treatment was fully funded on May 27, 2019.
  • Luza's story
  • Luza's update
May 21, 2019

Photo of Luza post-operation

June 18, 2019

Luza did not receive treatment as expected.

Upon arriving in Canada, Luza underwent a series of procedures and tests that are not available in Haiti in order to understand her conditio...

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Luza's Timeline

  • May 21, 2019

    Luza was submitted by Owen Robinson, Executive Director at International Cardiac Alliance.

  • May 22, 2019

    Luza's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • May 27, 2019

    Luza's treatment was fully funded.

  • May 30, 2019

    Luza was scheduled to receive treatment at The Hospital for Sick Children in Canada. 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 18, 2019

    Luza's treatment was started but not completed. Read the update.

Funded by 37 donors

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John is an 11-year-old quiet boy from Meru County in Kenya. John's story is a journey of compassion and the unwavering support of a dedicated well-wisher. His origin is drawn back to Tanzania, where he was disowned by his birth parents due to a congenital disorder on his feet. His present guardian adopted him, offering not just a home but a sense of belonging. John has clubfoot, a condition in which the foot is twisted out of shape. Both his feet are affected. The condition causes difficulty walking and even wearing shoes. John was diagnosed during a mobile clinic held by our medical partner's care center AIC Cure International Hospital. He underwent a successful surgery on his left foot, which is now healed. He is currently in the hospital to undergo reconstruction of his right foot. He has in the meantime been undergoing serial casting to adjust the position of his foot to achieve the desired correction. Fortunately, our medical partner African Mission Healthcare, is helping John receive treatment. On March 21st, surgeons at AIC Cure International Hospital will perform clubfoot repair surgery to improve his mobility. John aspires to go back to school and study hard so that he can be a doctor someday. Now, John's family needs help to fund this $1,286 procedure. John shared, “I am looking forward to seeing my foot corrected, to walking properly, playing football with my friends, continue with my studies like other children and achieving my dream of becoming a doctor in future so that I can impact the lives of children born with clubfoot and other physical conditions."

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