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Edward from Tanzania raised $555 so he can walk without knocking knees.

Edward
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  • $555 raised, $0 to go
$555
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$0
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Fully funded
Edward's treatment was fully funded on September 8, 2014.

Photo of Edward post-operation

February 12, 2015

Edward received corrective surgery to keep his knees from knocking so that he can play and walk long distances.

“He is currently on long leg casts which will be followed by physiotherapy,” our medical partner tells us. “Edward will be able to walk without knocking his knees after complete recovery.”

“I am thankful and very happy with the way my legs look so far,” says Edward himself. “I trust that I will be able to walk properly and without feeling pain. I will work even harder at school and at home.”

"He is currently on long leg casts which will be followed by physiotherapy," our medical partner tells us. "Edward will be able to walk with...

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July 15, 2014

“I hope to become a surgeon when I grow up,” Edward says. Edward is a 12-year-old boy who lives in Tanzania with his family. He is the oldest of four children, likes math the most in school, and is really responsible; he actually enjoys helping his parents with daily chores! Edward also likes to play soccer, but his knee condition prevents him from being able to play or even walk long distances.

Edward has severe bilateral genu valgus, a condition which causes his knees to bend inward, knocking them together as he walks. “If not treated, Edward will develop early osteoarthritis,” Watsi’s medical partner writes.

Edward will need to have bilateral distal femoral osteotomic surgery to correct his condition. As much as his parents would like to see their son walk well with ease, the surgery cost is just too high for them to afford. But with $555, we can pay for his healthcare and help him out.

“I hope to become a surgeon when I grow up,” Edward says. Edward is a 12-year-old boy who lives in Tanzania with his family. He is the oldes...

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Edward's Timeline

  • July 15, 2014
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • July 15, 2014
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Edward 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.

  • August 29, 2014
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Edward's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • September 08, 2014
    FULLY FUNDED

    Edward's treatment was fully funded.

  • February 12, 2015
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    We received an update on Edward. Read the update.

Funded by 16 donors

Funded by 16 donors

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