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Elisifa from Tanzania raised $1,160 so that she can walk normally.

Elisifa
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Fully funded
Elisifa's treatment was fully funded on February 8, 2015.

Photo of Elisifa post-operation

March 23, 2015

Elisifa recieved treatment so she can walk normally.

Elisifa’s mother says, “My daughter is doing very well. She is happy while continuing with treatment and I am so thankful for the financial support because this treatment is her way to a better future. She will be able to walk to school and grow up like other children.”

“Elisifa is doing well,” Elisifa’s doctor at African Mission Healthcare Foundation reports. “She is on the initial treatment to correct unilateral clubfoot. Elisifa has had a few cast changes and will continue with serial casting for a few more weeks before undergoing a small surgery. Currently Elisifa is able to walk around and play with other children with one leg casted with fiber cast. After the operation, the treatment will continue with the use of a night cast. At the end of the treatment, Elisifa will be able to step on her right foot and walk on plantigrade.”

Elisifa's mother says, "My daughter is doing very well. She is happy while continuing with treatment and I am so thankful for the financial ...

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January 23, 2015

“I want to go to school like my brother,” says Elisifa, a shy six-year-old from Tanzania who likes to color pictures and play with Lego blocks. The youngest in the family, she lives with her parents and her one older brother.

“Elisifa’s gait has been affected due to the congenital deformity of the right foot,” reports our partners at African Mission Healthcare Foundation (AMHF). “Elisifa walks by using the lateral aspect of her right foot, which will lead to an early development of osteoarthritis if not treated.”

Elisifa’s parents are small scale farmers who rely on seasonal income and need financial support to treat their daughter’s condition.

For $1,160, AMHF will be able to provide Elisifa with clubfoot surgery. With this treatment, “Elisifa will be able to walk properly allowing her to walk [a] long distance to school and her chances of developing early osteoarthritis will decrease.” With our help, Elisifa can grow up strong and healthy.

“I want to go to school like my brother,” says Elisifa, a shy six-year-old from Tanzania who likes to color pictures and play with Lego bloc...

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Elisifa's Timeline

  • January 23, 2015
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Elisifa was submitted by Esupat Kimirei at African Mission Healthcare.

  • January 27, 2015
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Elisifa 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.

  • February 2, 2015
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Elisifa's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • February 8, 2015
    FULLY FUNDED

    Elisifa's treatment was fully funded.

  • March 23, 2015
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    We received an update on Elisifa. Read the update.

Funded by 26 donors

Funded by 26 donors

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