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Success! Shakir from Somalia raised $1,500 to fund corrective surgery.

Shakir
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  • $1,500 raised, $0 to go
$1,500
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$0
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Fully funded
Shakir's treatment was fully funded on January 27, 2017.

Photo of Shakir post-operation

February 2, 2017

Shakir underwent successful corrective surgery.

Shakir is recovering well. He will no longer experience bowel dysfunction. Shakir’s mother is very happy that her son was treated.

Shakir’s mother says, “I am so happy for the free service my child received. I would like to thank our sponsor, Watsi. I am relieved now. It is my hope now that my child can lead a good and normal life.”

Shakir is recovering well. He will no longer experience bowel dysfunction. Shakir's mother is very happy that her son was treated. Shaki...

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December 23, 2016

Shakir is a cute and charming boy who loves people. He enjoys discovering new things and eating sweets and rice.

Shakir has been diagnosed with Hirschprung’s disease, a condition that affects the large intestine and causes uncomfortable symptoms. He underwent a previous treatment, which only solved the problem temporarily. On December 27, he underwent a corrective surgery at our medical partner’s care center. During this surgery, doctors removed the diseased part of Shakir’s intestine.

Shakir’s mother is a single mother who is unemployed. Her brother supports the family, but he cannot afford healthcare. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $1,500 in funding.

Shakir is a cute and charming boy who loves people. He enjoys discovering new things and eating sweets and rice. Shakir has been diagnos...

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Shakir's Timeline

  • December 23, 2016
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Shakir was submitted by Robert Kariuki, Process Coordinator at African Mission Healthcare, our medical partner in Somalia.

  • December 27, 2016
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Shakir received treatment at BethanyKids Myungsung Christian Medical Centre (BKMCM). 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 27, 2016
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Shakir's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • January 27, 2017
    FULLY FUNDED

    Shakir's treatment was fully funded.

  • February 02, 2017
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Shakir's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 30 donors

Funded by 30 donors

Treatment
Hirschprung Pull Through
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $1,669 for Shakir's treatment
Subsidies fund $169 and Watsi raises the remaining $1,500
Hospital Fees
$1,490
Medical Staff
$0
Medication
$42
Supplies
$0
Labs
$137

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Shadrack

Shadrack is a three year old boy from Tanzania and the second-born child in a family of three children. He is a friendly and playful boy who is happy and smiling most of the time. Shadrack was born with deformed legs, the right leg had been affected at the foot missing all the toes and is bent inward while the left was missing the lower part from below his knee. This condition has made it difficult and painful for Shadrack to walk, he mostly moves using his knees which has caused him to have wounds most of the time. Shadrack received surgery in November 2019 so he will be able to use prosthetics on the amputated leg to walk. He now needs treatment for his right leg and club foot. This treatment will enable Shadrack to walk better using both his legs and he will not be subjected to stigma as he is growing up. Shadrack’s mother heard about our Watsi partner from an outreach team that visited their village and Shadrack’s mother brought him for help. Shadrack’s mother is a small scale farmer who strives to provide for Shadrack and his siblings on her own since her husband abandoned her after the birth of their last born. She is not able to afford Shadrack’s surgery, she needs help. Fortunately, Shadrack traveled to visit our medical partner's care center, Arusha Lutheran Medical Centre. There, surgeons will perform clubfoot repair surgery on January 3rd. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $890 to fund Shadrack's clubfoot repair. After treatment, he will be able to walk more easily. Shadrack’s mother says, “Please help my son so that he is able to walk without difficulty.”

65% funded

65%funded
$582raised
$308to go

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