Success! Haruna from Tanzania raised $880 to fund mobility-restoring knee surgery.

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Fully funded
Haruna's treatment was fully funded on February 4, 2021.
  • Haruna's story
  • Haruna's update
December 2, 2020

Photo of Haruna post-operation

February 15, 2021

Haruna underwent mobility-restoring knee surgery.

Haruna had a successful surgery that has helped correct both of his legs, which had been severely deformed making walking very challenging f...

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Haruna's Timeline

  • December 2, 2020

    Haruna was submitted by Joan Kadagaya, SAFE Senior Program Coordinator at African Mission Healthcare.

  • December 3, 2020

    Haruna 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.

  • December 3, 2020

    Haruna's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • February 4, 2021

    Haruna's treatment was fully funded.

  • February 15, 2021

    Haruna's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 29 donors

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John is a quiet 11-year-old boy from Kenya. John's story is a journey of compassion and the unwavering support of a dedicated well-wisher. His origin is drawn back in Tanzania, where he faced the disturbing reality of being disowned by his real parents due to his disability on his feet. John was left helpless in the unfamiliar surroundings of central Kenya. For the past seven years his guardian has stood by his side, offering not just a shelter but also a sense of belonging. John’s chapter started to change when a team of AIC Cure International doctors visited his neighborhood for a mobile clinic. He was reviewed and scheduled for surgery and underwent a successful surgery on his left foot and his left foot has healed well. John still has clubfoot of right foot. He is currently in the hospital to undergo right foot treatment, which involves serial casting to adjust the position of his foot to achieve the desired correction. Clubfoot is a condition in which the foot is twisted out of shape. This causes difficulty walking and even wearing shoes. Surgeons from our medical partner's care center, AIC Cure International Hospital are scheduled to now perform clubfoot repair surgery on February 19th. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $1,286 to fund John's clubfoot repair. After treatment, he will be able to walk easily. Once he heals, John aspires to go back to school and study and one day achieve his dream of becoming a doctor in future. John told us: “I am looking forward to seeing my foot corrected, walking properly, playing football with my friends and continuing with my studies like other children, and achieving my dream of becoming a doctor in future to also impact lives of children born like me."

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