Success! Stefano from Malawi raised $1,000 to get healthy.

  • $1,000 raised, $0 to go
Fully funded
Stefano's treatment was fully funded on April 14, 2013.

Photo of Stefano post-operation

Stefano is recovering well from his surgery.

Soon Stefano will be able to walk and run longer without having to stop because of pain. He’s most looking forward to being able to keep up with his friends on the soccer field.

Stefano is 16 and in the 6th grade. Like most 16-year-old boys, he loves playing football, but he has a condition known as Blount’s disease that severely hinders his ability to run and play normally.

Blount’s disease is a growth disorder of the shin bone which causes the lower leg to angle inwards, resembling a bow leg. If left untreated, the disorder can worsen making it difficult and painful to walk and run. Stefano already finds it difficult to play sports. He often has to sit out after just a few minutes of playing.

For just $1000 Stefano can undergo the orthopedic surgery he needs to correct his malformed shin bones. Following surgery it is expected that Stefano will regain mobility and will be able to get back on the football field with his friends.

Stefano's Timeline

  • April 11, 2013

    Stefano's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • April 14, 2013

    Stefano's treatment was fully funded.

  • February 12, 2015

Funded by 18 donors