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Neema from Tanzania raised $940 so she can walk normally and return to school.

Neema
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  • $940 raised, $0 to go
$940
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$0
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Fully funded
Neema's treatment was fully funded on February 9, 2015.

Photo of Neema post-operation

March 17, 2015

Neema received surgery so that she can walk normally.

Neema’s surgery was successful, and she’s on her way to returning to school!

“Neema had corrective surgery to correct unilateral genu valgus [also known as knock-knee],” her doctor at African Mission Healthcare Foundation tells us. “The surgery was successful and Neema is now on long leg cast while the wound heals. She will later on need some physiotherapy and after complete recovery, Neema will be able to walk without knocking her knees, allowing her to walk to school and efficiently perform other activities.”

“My leg looks so straight!” Neema says. “I can’t wait to start walking again. I miss going to school.”

Neema's surgery was successful, and she's on her way to returning to school! "Neema had corrective surgery to correct unilateral genu val...

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January 19, 2015

Neema is a shy 13-year-old girl from Tanzania. She is the third child in a family of five children. “Her parents are small-scale farmers trying their best to raise five children. They need financial support so that their daughter can get corrective surgery which she badly needs,” our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation (AMHF), tells us.

Neema has a condition called right genu valgus, which causes her to knock her knees when walking or running. This is very painful for Neema.

AMHF informs us that Neema was in primary school, about to finish the fourth grade, when she developed her condition. Her condition made it impossible for Neema to walk to school as fast as she needed to and she would fall down if she tried to run. Neema started being late to school. Her class attendance become poor and eventually her head master discontinued her from attending school until she received proper medical attention.

Neema used to enjoy art classes and playing rede (a local ball game) with other students. “One day I hope to become a primary school teacher,” says Neema.

For $940, Neema will be provided with the corrective surgery that she needs. AMHF predicts, “Neema will be able to walk without knocking her knees and often falling down. She will be able to walk to school and continue with her education with decreased risk of developing early osteoarthritis.” Let’s work together and give Neema the opportunity to go back to school!

Neema is a shy 13-year-old girl from Tanzania. She is the third child in a family of five children. “Her parents are small-scale farmers try...

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Neema's Timeline

  • January 19, 2015
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Neema was submitted by Esupat Kimirei at African Mission Healthcare Foundation, our medical partner in Tanzania.

  • January 20, 2015
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Neema 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.

  • February 02, 2015
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Neema's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • February 09, 2015
    FULLY FUNDED

    Neema's treatment was fully funded.

  • March 17, 2015
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    We received an update on Neema. Read the update.

Funded by 23 donors

Funded by 23 donors

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