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Lawai from Tanzania raised $1,200 for surgery to treat a myelomeningocele.

Lawai
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Fully funded
Lawai's treatment was fully funded on November 13, 2015.

Photo of Lawai post-operation

December 7, 2015

Lawai received successful surgery to treat his myelomeningocele.

“Lawai is doing very well. Myelomeningocele closure was done successfully and the wound has healed well,” reports his doctor at African Mission Healthcare Foundation. “Shunting was also done successfully and the shunt is working properly. Lawai eats and sleeps well. He is out of the risk of losing his eyesight and easily contracting infections.”

“I am so happy that my baby is doing well. He can smile and doesn’t cry very often,” shares Lawai’s mother. “I can comfortably carry him and he is able to move his lower limbs a little bit. I truly am grateful for the huge financial support. I have hope that my son will continue to get better.”

"Lawai is doing very well. Myelomeningocele closure was done successfully and the wound has healed well," reports his doctor at African Miss...

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October 21, 2015

Lawai is a newborn baby from Tanzania. His parents work on a small-scale maize and bean farm to support the family.

“Lawai was born with a lesion on his lower back – a myelomeningocele, which can easily get infected, causing bigger health problems if not treated,” shares our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation (AMHF).

Lawai’s parents adore their son but cannot afford the cost of his necessary treatment.

For $1,200, Lawai will undergo life-saving surgery to close the lesion on his back. This surgery will prevent further health complications, including the risk of infection, and allow him to reach his developmental milestones.

His mother tells AMHF, “we have been blessed with another son and we hope that he will get better so that he can grow up like his brother, and have the opportunity to go to school and later on live an independent life.”

Lawai is a newborn baby from Tanzania. His parents work on a small-scale maize and bean farm to support the family. "Lawai was born with ...

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Lawai's Timeline

  • October 21, 2015
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • October 22, 2015
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Lawai 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.

  • November 5, 2015
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Lawai's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • November 13, 2015
    FULLY FUNDED

    Lawai's treatment was fully funded.

  • December 7, 2015
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    We received an update on Lawai. Read the update.

Funded by 19 donors

Funded by 19 donors

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