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Success! Sanare from Tanzania raised $890 to fund treatment for clubfeet.

Sanare
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  • $890 raised, $0 to go
$890
raised
$0
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Fully funded
Sanare's treatment was fully funded on January 8, 2018.

Photo of Sanare post-operation

November 3, 2017

Sanare underwent treatment for clubfeet.

Sanare is doing well. He currently has casts on, and he will continue with casting and manipulation to correct his feet, which will allow him to have better mobility. He will be able to walk and attend school when he grows up.

Sanare’s mother says, “I am glad that my son will be able to walk well without pain when he grows up. I am very thankful for this help.”

Sanare is doing well. He currently has casts on, and he will continue with casting and manipulation to correct his feet, which will allow hi...

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October 16, 2017

Sanare is an active and happy four-month-old baby boy who lives with his family of eight in Tanzania. Sanare’s parents are small-scale farmers. They raise cattle and goats and grow maize and beans.

Sanare has bilateral clubfeet, which is congenital deformity involving both feet. The feet look like they are turned inwards at the ankle. This may affect Sanare’s school attendance. He will have difficulty walking, experience pain, and may be subjected to stigma.

After a procedure called “manipulation and casting,” which uses gradual treatments to correct this condition, Sanare will be able to walk without difficulty. His treatments are scheduled to begin on October 17.

Sanare’s father says, “I will be very thankful and very happy to see Sanare get treatment. I promise to take him to school when he grows up.”

Watsi is requesting $890 to fund Sanare’s treatment.

Sanare is an active and happy four-month-old baby boy who lives with his family of eight in Tanzania. Sanare’s parents are small-scale farme...

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Sanare's Timeline

  • October 16, 2017
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Sanare was submitted by Joan Kadagaya, Curative Medical Support Program-Partner Representative at African Mission Healthcare Foundation, our medical partner in Tanzania.

  • October 18, 2017
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Sanare received treatment at Arusha Lutheran Medical Centre (ALMC). 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.

  • October 18, 2017
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Sanare's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • November 03, 2017
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Sanare's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • January 08, 2018
    FULLY FUNDED

    Sanare's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 19 donors

Funded by 19 donors

Treatment
Clubfoot
  • Cost Breakdown
  • Diagnosis
  • Procedure
On average, it costs $890 for Sanare's treatment
Hospital Fees
$693
Medical Staff
$0
Medication
$8
Supplies
$175
Labs
$14
  • Symptoms
  • Impact on patient's life
  • Cultural or regional significance

​What kinds of symptoms do patients experience before receiving treatment?

The foot is turned inward, often severely, at the ankle, and the arch of the foot is very high. Patients experience discomfort, and the affected leg may be shorter and smaller than the other.

​What is the impact on patients’ lives of living with these conditions?

These children have a difficult time walking and running. Years of trying to walk on a clubfoot will cause wounds and other skeletal problems, such as arthritis. Patients will have difficulty fitting in shoes and participating in normal play, school, and daily activities. Many Africans make their livings through manual labor, which can be difficult with an untreated clubfoot.

What cultural or regional factors affect the treatment of these conditions?

Incidence is 1/1,000 live births, or about 1,600 cases in Tanzania annually. This is roughly similar to rates in Western countries, though many cases may be missed. There is no known reason for its occurrence in this region.

  • Process
  • Impact on patient's life
  • Risks and side-effects
  • Accessibility
  • Alternatives

What does the treatment process look like?

Patients will undergo a series of small operations, casting, and manipulations during their course of treatment. Patients will stay in the Plaster House, a rehabilitation center for children in Tanzania, for as long as their recovery takes.

What is the impact of this treatment on the patient’s life?

The bones and joint will become aligned, and long-term disability will be prevented.

What potential side effects or risks come with this treatment?

Clubfoot is very treatable. The surgery is minor and not risky.

How accessible is treatment in the area? What is the typical journey like for a patient to receive care?

Care is not easily accessible. Most patients live in remote, rural areas and are identified through mobile outreach. The pediatric surgical program at Arusha Lutheran Medical Centre was started to meet the large burden of pediatric disability in the region.

What are the alternatives to this treatment?

There are no alternatives. If not treated, the condition will persist and will result in disability.

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