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Fostina from Zambia raised $1,000 for surgery on her bowed legs so she can walk normally.

Fostina
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  • $1,000 raised, $0 to go
$1,000
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$0
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Fully funded
Fostina's treatment was fully funded on September 15, 2014.
March 3, 2014

Meet Fostina! She is a sweet, ten-year-old girl from Zambia who “was nothing but healthy and brought only joy to her family” for the first six of years of her life, according to our medical partner CURE International. Then, at age six, her family began to notice a slight bow in her legs, but doctors had high hopes she would outgrow the condition.

The opposite happened. Now at ten years of age, her legs are severely bowed out and far beyond the ability of her local doctor to correct. “Fostina has trouble walking,” her doctors say, “which is extremely painful, awkward, and embarrassing. This also causes stress on other joints in her ankles and hips and she has experienced social difficulties due to her very noticeable disability, because her culture largely believes in curses.”

Thankfully, Fostina was referred to our partner, CURE International. Fostina has already had one successful surgery, thanks to Watsi donors. She needs our help to fund her final operation.

For $1000, Fostima will receive a proximal tibial osteotomy, which will correctly realign her legs. She is expected to recover fully; she will walk out pain-free and with a new source of confidence.

Meet Fostina! She is a sweet, ten-year-old girl from Zambia who “was nothing but healthy and brought only joy to her family” for the first s...

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Fostina's Timeline

  • January 30, 2014
    TREATMENT SCHEDULED

    Fostina was scheduled to receive 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.

  • March 3, 2014
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Fostina was submitted by Jenny England at CURE International, our medical partner in Zambia.

  • September 10, 2014
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Fostina's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • September 15, 2014
    FULLY FUNDED

    Fostina's treatment was fully funded.

  • TODAY
    AWAITING UPDATE

    Awaiting Fostina's treatment update from CURE International.

Funded by 20 donors

Funded by 20 donors

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