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Israel from Tanzania raised $940 so he can walk normally.

Israel
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  • $940 raised, $0 to go
$940
raised
$0
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Fully funded
Israel's treatment was fully funded on June 8, 2015.

Photo of Israel post-operation

October 15, 2015

Israel began treatment to help him walk normally.

“Israel had severe fluorosis and was supposed to have had his surgery done a few months ago but due to various reasons (sickness, low blood counts) his operation could not be done until last month,” his doctor at African Mission Healthcare Foundation shares. “Surgery was done successfully and Israel is doing very well. He has complete casts on both legs. Israel will need exercises when the casts are removed and most likely a second surgery after six months because his condition was severe. Complete treatment will allow Israel to walk properly and have reduced risk of developing early osteoarthritis.”

“I am happy that my son is doing better,” his mother shares. “I have no doubt that with straight legs and ability to walk properly he will be able to walk to school and that is the best we can give him – the opportunity to go to school. Thank you for supporting my son.”

"Israel had severe fluorosis and was supposed to have had his surgery done a few months ago but due to various reasons (sickness, low blood ...

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May 28, 2015

“Israel is a friendly and talkative six-year-old boy,” says our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation (AMHF). “Even though he is not the last born in the family, he looks like he is the youngest. The severe bowing of both of his legs has made him look shorter compared to his age mates.”

6-year-old Israel is a young boy from Tanzania, and has developed genu valgus (knock-knees) due to fluorosis, or high concentrations of fluoride in drinking water.

“Israel walks with difficulty. He walks as if he has a problem with his hips,” AMHF adds. “He is unable to run around with friends and at times he feels left out when other children are busy playing outside and no one is willing to slow down for him to catch up.”

Treatment for Israel’s condition will cost $940. This will improve his gait and allow him to walk and grow normally.

“Just like the rest of my children who are able to walk to school, I wish that Israel can also walk to school without difficulties,” says Israel’s mother.

"Israel is a friendly and talkative six-year-old boy," says our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation (AMHF). "Even though ...

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Israel's Timeline

  • May 28, 2015
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Israel was submitted by Esupat Kimerei, Rehab Surgery Project Assistant Coordinator at African Mission Healthcare.

  • June 1, 2015
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Israel's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • June 8, 2015
    FULLY FUNDED

    Israel's treatment was fully funded.

  • June 12, 2015
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Israel received treatment. 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.

  • October 15, 2015
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    We received an update on Israel. Read the update.

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