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Olivery from Tanzania raised $1,200 to get healthy.

Olivery
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  • $1,200 raised, $0 to go
$1,200
raised
$0
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Fully funded
Olivery's treatment was fully funded on October 25, 2013.

Photo of Olivery post-operation

Olivery received a colostomy and surgery to remove part of his intestines.

The treatment was successful and Olivery can already urinate and defecate without any trouble. As he can now go to the bathroom normally, he will be able to finish school and lead a full life.

“Thank you very much!” Olivery told our medical partner in Tanzania. “I can now finish my studies.”

The treatment was successful and Olivery can already urinate and defecate without any trouble. As he can now go to the bathroom normally, he...

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“I have been sick throughout my life, I just pray for complete healing so I can at least finish up school,” Olivery tells our medical partners. Olivery was born with Hirschsprung’s disease. Because of his condition, Olivery lives with chronic urine retention and constipation. It is difficult for him to go to school because of his constant discomfort.

Olivery lives at home with his mother and four siblings. His mother works as a day laborer and, since Olivery’s father passed away three years ago, she must support all of her children with whatever money she makes. She is eager for Olivery to get well and finish school but cannot afford the cost of his treatment.

For $1200, Olivery will initially receive a colostomy and then a surgery to remove the affected parts of his intestines. This procedure will allow Olivery to go to the bathroom normally so that he can finish school, and go about his daily life, without pain or discomfort.

"I have been sick throughout my life, I just pray for complete healing so I can at least finish up school," Olivery tells our medical partne...

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Olivery's Timeline

  • October 23, 2013
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Olivery's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • October 25, 2013
    FULLY FUNDED

    Olivery's treatment was fully funded.

  • February 12, 2015
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    We received an update on Olivery. Read the update.

Funded by 7 donors

Funded by 7 donors

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