Success! Zackaria from Tanzania raised $935 to fund surgery to repair his clubfoot condition so that he can walk as he grows.

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Zackaria's treatment was fully funded on April 22, 2023.
  • Zackaria's story
  • Zackaria's update
December 5, 2022

Photo of Zackaria post-operation

May 22, 2023

Zackaria underwent treatment to repair his clubfoot condition so that he can walk as he grows.

Zackaria has started manipulation and casting to help correct both his feet that are turned. He is currently on a casting treatment plan whi...

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Zackaria's Timeline

  • December 5, 2022

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

  • December 6, 2022

    Zackaria 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 9, 2022

    Zackaria's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • April 22, 2023

    Zackaria's treatment was fully funded.

  • May 22, 2023

    Zackaria's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 9 donors

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Lezina is a 51-year-old woman with 3 children. She separated from her husband who later remarried and shared that she believes he left because of her medical condition. All her children are women and they got married at a tender age due to financial challenges in their family. Currently, Lezina has found it difficult to secure even a low-paying job as a maid. Lezina likes chatting with her grandchildren and enjoys eating anything that is available. Lezina indicated that she started experiencing a swelling above the umbilical area in 2020. She lived with the problem since it was on and off and was not associated with pain. Later in 2023, the swelling episodes became frequent and it began to affect her daily activities. Lezina presented herself to Kamuzu Central Hospital where different tests were done, without much help. As time passed by, in December 2023 she had increasing pains and went back to KCH where further assessments were done, and a diagnosis of hernia was made after identifying the source of pain. KCH booked Lezina on their waiting list. While still waiting, her first-born daughter met a friend who shared the good news that she was a beneficiary of Watsi's program with our partner African Mission Healthcare and recommended aher to report to PIH Hospital for support. Lezina met the surgeon at PIH who confirmed the diagnosis of hernia and the need for surgical intervention called hernia repair. A hernia is a condition in which soft tissue bulges through a weak point in the abdominal muscle. If the hernia is left untreated, the size of the protruding intestine might get bigger and become strangulated leading to the reduction of blood flow to the surrounding tissues which may be life-threatening. Lezina was referred to our program due to her financial instability. Her daughter committed to helping support her treatment and Lezina believes that the surgery will help her get back to normal life and that people will now have a different perception of her. Lezina needs your help raising $575 to fund her surgery. Lezina happily said, “I just want to get well and concentrate on my children.”

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