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Success! Hilda from Ghana raised $1,500 to treat her congenital scoliosis.

Hilda
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  • $1,500 raised, $0 to go
$1,500
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$0
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Fully funded
Hilda's treatment was fully funded on March 24, 2015.
February 24, 2015

“Hilda takes inspiration from others and has not lost hope in her ability to recover,” says our medical partner, Ortho FOCOS (OF). “She is very appreciative of all of those who are assisting with the raising of funds for her treatment.”

12-year-old Hilda is a girl from Ghana who currently lives with congenital scoliosis, a curvature of her spine. “While she is not currently in pain, her deformity is progressively worsening,” says OF. “She has become very withdrawn and is no longer socially engaged. Walking long distances has been difficult and she no longer engages in any sort of physical activity.”

In order to make a full recovery, Hilda will need surgery to correct her spine. The surgery costs $1500, and Hilda’s family is unable to cover the cost. Her father is a civil servant, and her mother is a petty trader. The surgery is crucial for Hilda to grow and develop normally, and without pain. She is expected to make a full recovery. Hilda is passionate about drawing and dancing. She is a respectful, intelligent girl and one day dreams of becoming a nurse. Let’s help her get there, and fund this important surgery!

"Hilda takes inspiration from others and has not lost hope in her ability to recover," says our medical partner, Ortho FOCOS (OF). "She is v...

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Hilda's Timeline

  • February 24, 2015
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Hilda was submitted by Meghan Wood at Ortho FOCOS.

  • March 9, 2015
    TREATMENT SCHEDULED

    Hilda was scheduled to receive 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.

  • March 13, 2015
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Hilda's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • March 24, 2015
    FULLY FUNDED

    Hilda's treatment was fully funded.

  • TODAY
    AWAITING UPDATE

    Awaiting Hilda's treatment update from Ortho FOCOS.

Funded by 14 donors

Funded by 14 donors

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