Success! Naiduka from Tanzania raised $880 to fund surgery on his legs so he can walk without pain.

Naiduka
$880
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Naiduka's treatment was fully funded on January 14, 2024.
  • Naiduka's story
  • Naiduka's update
June 26, 2023

Photo of Naiduka post-operation

January 25, 2024

Naiduka underwent surgery on his legs so he can walk without pain.

Naiduka underwent successful surgery to help with his legs. He's recovering well and needs to stay in bed for the next six weeks, without pu...

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Naiduka's Timeline

  • June 26, 2023
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Naiduka was submitted by SAFE Program Admin, SAFE Program Admin at African Mission Healthcare.

  • June 27, 2023
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Naiduka 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.

  • July 5, 2023
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Naiduka's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • January 14, 2024
    FULLY FUNDED

    Naiduka's treatment was fully funded.

  • January 25, 2024
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Naiduka's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 18 donors

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Elicy is a 40-year-old married mother of four children aged between two and twenty years. She used to work part-time, doing laundry in people’s homes but due to her illness, she is unable to continue working. Her husband is a casual worker. They live in a rented house that costs about $4.75 per month. Elicy loves spending time with her husband and enjoying local meals. In 2019, Elicy observed swelling near her belly button region that was causing discomfort during her daily tasks. She sought medical attention at a nearby hospital and was diagnosed with an umbilical hernia, a condition where tissue protrudes through a weakened spot in the abdominal wall, creating a bulge near the navel. Surgery was recommended, but she had to return home and wait for the opportunity to undergo treatment. By the end of 2023, the swelling and pains had worsened, and her physical laundry work was exacerbating the symptoms. At the hospital, she was recommended rest and advised to avoid strenuous activities while awaiting surgery, which significantly impacted her earnings. Earlier this month, she decided to visit our medical partner's care center, Partners in Hope Medical Center, where the diagnosis of umbilical hernia was confirmed, requiring surgical intervention. Fortunately, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare, is helping Elicy receive treatment. On March 19th, surgeons at PIH will perform a hernia repair surgery providing her the opportunity for a healthier, pain-free life. Now, Elicy needs help to fund this $575 procedure. Elicy says, “I can’t wait to be well again, my husband needs my support to provide for the family.”

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