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Loishooki from Tanzania raised $940 so that he can walk properly.

Loishooki
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Loishooki's treatment was fully funded on October 23, 2015.

Photo of Loishooki post-operation

November 11, 2015

Loishooki received corrective surgery for his knocked knees.

“Loishooki’s corrective surgery was successful,” shares our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation (AMHF). “He had unilateral genu valgus and currently he is on long leg cast while the wound is healing. Loishooki will need some exercises after the cast is removed. Complete recovery will allow Loishooki to walk properly and reduce the risk of developing early osteoarthritis of the knee.”

Loishooki’s father adds: “I am so happy that my son had surgery and is doing great. I am also thankful for the financial support; my son will be able to continue with his education without complaining of knee pain. Thank you!”

"Loishooki’s corrective surgery was successful," shares our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation (AMHF). "He had unilatera...

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October 5, 2015

Meet Loishooki, a 17-year-old student from Tanzania. He is the second born of six children and lives with his family on their small-scale maize and bean farm. Loishooki loves to study Swahili and math in school, and play soccer with his classmates and siblings in his free time.

“I dream of becoming a university professor later on in the future,” he tells our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation (AMHF). Loishooki told AMHF that he hopes he did well on his exams last month so that his dream can be realized.

First, however, he will need treatment for the condition he was born with called genu valgus, which causes his knees to knock into one another when he walks.

Although Loishooki is active and studious, it is difficult for him to walk easily due to the condition genu valgus, which causes his knees to knock together when he walks. Loishooki has had this condition since birth. “Loishooki’s bones started getting weak when he was seven years old,” AMHF shares. “That leads to the inward bending of his right leg causing the knees to knock each other when walking.”

Loishooki’s parents sought treatment for their son for two years but could not find anything that helped him. They told AMHF that, “despite his condition, Loishooki resumed school when he was strong enough to walk again.” The family is eager for Loishooki to receive the surgery he needs.

For $940, Loishooki will undergo an operation to have the bones in his leg surgically reset so that they are properly aligned. This procedure will ensure that Loishooki can walk, run, and move with ease and without the trouble of having his legs hit one another.

Meet Loishooki, a 17-year-old student from Tanzania. He is the second born of six children and lives with his family on their small-scale ma...

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Loishooki's Timeline

  • October 5, 2015
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • October 6, 2015
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Loishooki 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
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Loishooki's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • October 23, 2015
    FULLY FUNDED

    Loishooki's treatment was fully funded.

  • November 11, 2015
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    We received an update on Loishooki. Read the update.

Funded by 6 donors

Funded by 6 donors

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