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Tadesse from Ghana raised $1,300 to get healthy.

Tadesse
100%
  • $1,300 raised, $5 to go
$1,300
raised
$5
to go
Fully funded
Tadesse's treatment was fully funded on November 30, 2013.

Photo of Tadesse post-operation

February 12, 2015

Tadesse received surgery to correct the curvature in his spine caused by scoliosis.

Following the operation, Tadesse gained two inches in height, his lung function significantly increased, and he is able to walk without a limp. He is currently having physiotherapy at a hospital in Ghana and will return home in March. Doctors expect him to make a full recovery and have an improved quality of life!

“I am so blessed for this surgery,” Tadesse told our medical partners. “I am now able to do things I never thought I could.”

“I feel well and am excited to live my life.”

Following the operation, Tadesse gained two inches in height, his lung function significantly increased, and he is able to walk without a li...

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November 8, 2013

Tadesse has had scoliosis for most of his life. His condition has worsened over the past few years, and it’s now so severe that it’s reducing his lung capacity and making it difficult for him to breathe.

Tadesse is a college student. He’s studying biology in the hopes of becoming a teacher. He loves school, but isn’t able to fully participate because of his scoliosis. He lives in Ethiopia, and traveled all the way to Ghana to seek treatment from our medical partner, which specializes in the kind of surgery he needs.

For $1300, Tadesse will undergo surgery to correct his spine and restore his full lung capacity. This will significantly improve his quality of life so that he can once again enjoy the activities he loves. “My family would be glad for any help you can give me,” Tadesse says. Let’s make it happen for him!

Tadesse has had scoliosis for most of his life. His condition has worsened over the past few years, and it's now so severe that it's reducin...

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Tadesse's Timeline

  • November 8, 2013
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Tadesse was submitted by Meghan Wood at Ortho FOCOS.

  • November 22, 2013
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Tadesse's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • November 25, 2013
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Tadesse 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 30, 2013
    FULLY FUNDED

    Tadesse's treatment was fully funded.

  • February 12, 2015
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    We received an update on Tadesse. Read the update.

Funded by 16 donors

Funded by 16 donors

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100% of your donation funds life-changing surgery.