Success! Mbula from Tanzania raised $880 to fund leg correction surgery.

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Fully funded
Mbula's treatment was fully funded on April 1, 2023.
  • Mbula's story
  • Mbula's update
December 1, 2022

Photo of Mbula post-operation

April 13, 2023

Mbula underwent treatment to help her walk.

Mbula's surgery was to help correct her lower limbs and it was successful. There is a follow-up plan with her doctor to check her healing pr...

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Mbula's Timeline

  • December 1, 2022

    Mbula was submitted by Joan Kadagaya, SAFE Senior Program Coordinator at African Mission Healthcare.

  • December 2, 2022

    Mbula 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.

  • December 6, 2022

    Mbula's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • April 1, 2023

    Mbula's treatment was fully funded.

  • April 13, 2023

    Mbula's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 21 donors

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Joselito, a 59-year-old father from the Philippines, works as a taxi driver and earns minimum wage. His income is insufficient to provide for his family of five, prompting him to take on extra jobs to make ends meet. Twenty years ago, Joselito began to experience troubling symptoms, including severe pain on the left side of his stomach, which radiated to his back. Initially, he tried drinking a lot of water to ease the pain, and it subsided. When he consulted with a doctor he was asked to take an ultrasound, but could not due to financial constraints. At the onset of an extremely painful episode, Joselito was rushed to a nearby hospital and was diagnosed with gallstones. He was advised to undergo a cholecystectomy, the surgical removal of the gallbladder. He was informed that if left untreated, his symptoms would continue to worsen and put him at risk of further health complications in the future. Unable to cover the cost of the necessary surgery, he was prescribed pain medication instead. Fortunately, Joselito then sought treatment through our medical partner, World Surgical Foundation Philippines (WSFP). He is scheduled to undergo a cholecystectomy on March 27th. A portion of the cost of the procedure is being supported by the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation, and Jose is seeking support for the remaining $1,128. Joselito says, "Since I started to feel the symptoms attack more often, I had to reduce my work hours and this took a toll on the family's income and expenses. While my family worries about my health, I am worried that I will not be able to give them what they need because of my condition, so I deeply appreciate the assistance I am receiving for my medical care."

$748to go