Success! Lemurwa from Tanzania raised $880 to fund heal his knock knees so he can live an active life.

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Fully funded
Lemurwa's treatment was fully funded on December 21, 2023.
  • Lemurwa's story
  • Lemurwa's update
May 23, 2023

Photo of Lemurwa post-operation

December 30, 2023

Lemurwa underwent surgery so he can live an active life.

Lemurwa has had a successful surgery. He now has a cast on his right leg and will be on bed rest for the next few weeks. The surgery will ul...

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Lemurwa's Timeline

  • May 23, 2023

    Lemurwa was submitted by SAFE Program Admin, SAFE Program Admin at African Mission Healthcare.

  • May 26, 2023

    Lemurwa 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 13, 2023

    Lemurwa's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • December 21, 2023

    Lemurwa's treatment was fully funded.

  • December 30, 2023

    Lemurwa's treatment was successful. Read the update.

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Phannit is a ten-year-old girl who lives with her parents, her twin sister, an older sister, and grandparents in Kampong Thom Province. Her mother is a factory worker, and her father is a waste collector. Her grandparents are rice farmers. Phannit is currently in the 4th grade. Her favorite subjects are Khmer and English, and she wants to become a teacher when she grows up. At home, she likes to eat garlic fried with rice, and she enjoys reading her school books. Phannit was born with Fallot’s Tetralogy, a congenital condition where the heart did not develop properly in the womb. In addition, she has a nasal deformity, leading to an abnormal nose shape. These conditions significantly affect her daily life, causing difficulty in breathing and disrupting her ability to sleep soundly through the night. Phannit and her family were referred by friends from their village and traveled nearly four hours to our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre (CSC), for nasal reconstruction. Since November 2023, she has been undergoing monthly insertion of a forehead expander. This process has continued for six months, after which she will be ready to undergo nose surgery using a forehead flap to improve her condition. This procedure will help her breathe more easily. Pannit's family is able to contribute $75 but needs help to raise $258 more to fund the procedure and post-op care. Phannit said, "I want to feel more comfortable going to school and sleeping through the night."

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