Success! Mercy from Tanzania raised $935 to treat her clubfoot.

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Fully funded
Mercy's treatment was fully funded on October 7, 2023.
  • Mercy's story
  • Mercy's update
March 15, 2023

Photo of Mercy post-operation

October 18, 2023

Mercy underwent treatment to heal her clubfoot.

Mercy is on her way to a healed left leg. She is currently on her second cast and scheduled for a follow-up clubfoot clinic each week for fu...

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Mercy's Timeline

  • March 15, 2023

    Mercy was submitted by Ruth Kanyeria, SAFE Program Coordinator at African Mission Healthcare.

  • March 17, 2023

    Mercy received treatment at Arusha Lutheran Medical Centre (ALMC) in Tanzania. 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.

  • March 21, 2023

    Mercy's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • October 7, 2023

    Mercy's treatment was fully funded.

  • October 18, 2023

    Mercy's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 20 donors

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100% of your donation funds life-changing surgery.

Hapyness is a charming 9-month-old girl, born to hardworking farmers in the remote village of Igot, in the Ulanga district of Tanzania. Her family's daily life revolves around the cultivation of maize and millet, which not only sustains their meals, but also provides a modest income for the family’s necessities. Unfortunately, her father, who is advancing in age, cannot work extended hours, so her mother toils diligently on the farm, to ensure they yield bountiful harvests. Hapyness was born with a clubfoot, a condition in which the foot is abnormally twisted, making it difficult for her to crawl and eventuall to walk. At the time of her birth, the nurse in attendance recommended immediate medical attention. However, locating such specialized care in their isolated village proved to be impossible. After months of searching, Hapyness' father crossed paths with a young boy who had had a clubfoot which had been successfully treated, and he was able to provide Hapyness' father with the information he had been seeking. As a result of this meeting, Hapyness' parents brought her to the Plaster House, where her treatment will begin on October 6th. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $935 to fund Hapyness' clubfoot repair. After treatment, she will be able to crawl and to walk comfortably as she grows. Hapyness’s mother says: “I am glad there is a chance for my daughter to get treatment. I hope she doesn't have to live with this disability for the rest of her life.”

$695to go