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Chimwemwe from Malawi raised $1,000 to get healthy.

Chimwemwe
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  • $1,000 raised, $980 to go
$1,000
raised
$980
to go
Fully funded
Chimwemwe's treatment was fully funded on January 25, 2013.

Chimwemwe is a sweet 14-year-old girl who has battled a bone infection in her right tibia for almost three years. In 2010, she was playing netball with her friends and collided with a defender. Her ankle swelled but she did not seek treatment for her injury.

Almost a year later, chronic osteomyelitis (a bone infection that weakens and slowly eats bone away) set in. Doctors removed fragments of the lower tibia, but it didn’t fully heal before the infection attacked the bone again. Now, nearly three years after the original accident, Chimwemwe still feels the effects of her injury. If left untreated, Chimwemwe’s doctors say the condition could permanently prevent her from being able to walk.

Surgeons at CURE believe that by removing a section of Chimwemwe’s tibia, they can allow the infection to heal and enable Chimwemwe to live a normal life.

Chimwemwe is a sweet 14-year-old girl who has battled a bone infection in her right tibia for almost three years. In 2010, she was playing ne...

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Chimwemwe's Timeline

  • January 19, 2013
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Chimwemwe's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • January 25, 2013
    FULLY FUNDED

    Chimwemwe's treatment was fully funded.

  • TODAY
    AWAITING UPDATE

    Awaiting Chimwemwe's treatment update from CURE International.

Funded by 1 donor

Funded by 1 donor

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