Success! Frank from Tanzania raised $935 to fund surgery to correct his clubfoot so he can grow up healthy.

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Frank's treatment was fully funded on March 20, 2023.
  • Frank's story
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November 7, 2022

Photo of Frank post-operation

March 30, 2023

Frank underwent treatment to correct his clubfoot so he can grow up healthy.

Sweet baby Frank has started manipulation and casting to help correct his left foot which was born turned to the side. He will continue with...

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Frank's Timeline

  • November 7, 2022

    Frank was submitted by Joan Kadagaya, Curative Medical Support Program-Partner Representative at African Mission Healthcare.

  • November 8, 2022

    Frank 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.

  • November 14, 2022

    Frank's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • March 20, 2023

    Frank's treatment was fully funded.

  • March 30, 2023

    Frank's treatment was successful. Read the update.

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