Success! Lazaro from Tanzania raised $935 to fund clubfoot repair surgery so that he can have a full life ahead.

Lazaro
$935
raised
$0
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Fully funded
Lazaro's treatment was fully funded on January 27, 2022.
  • Lazaro's story
  • Lazaro's update
December 16, 2021

Photo of Lazaro post-operation

February 14, 2022

Lazaro underwent clubfoot treatment so that he can have a full life ahead.

Lazaro’s manipulation and casting treatment is going on well! This treatment is correcting both of his feet and he is having a series of cas...

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Lazaro's Timeline

  • December 16, 2021
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Lazaro was submitted by Edward Mugane, Senior Impact Program Coordinator at African Mission Healthcare.

  • December 17, 2021
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Lazaro 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 18, 2021
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Lazaro's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • January 27, 2022
    FULLY FUNDED

    Lazaro's treatment was fully funded.

  • February 14, 2022
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Lazaro's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 17 donors

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Aung is a nine months old baby boy from Burma. He lives with his parents, grandparents, aunt, uncle, and two elder sisters. His father works as a day laborer, while his mother takes care of the household. They also run a small farm where they grow rice for both their family to eat and to earn an income. However, their monthly earning is insufficient to cover their basic living costs and Aung's medical expenses. As a result, they are indebted. Aung was born at home with the assistance of a midwife. Neither the midwife nor the mother noticed any abnormalities at that time. However, the day after his birth, Aung's grandmother observed swelling in his left foot and genitals, as well as a mass on his right flank. Last May, Aung and his mother sought treatment at the public hospital in Yangon, where he was admitted. There, he underwent tests, including hormone evaluations, along with multiple X-rays of his chest, abdomen, pelvis, and both legs. The doctor informed his mother that a rare congenital condition was suspected, and that amputation might be necessary if there were any changes in his leg color or when he reached six months of age to prevent complications. Oral medications and bi-weekly follow-up appointments were provided. Over time, Aung's leg and scrotum swelling worsened. However, due to ongoing conflict near their village and financial constraints, Aung's parents were unable to attend further follow-up appointments. Doctors now want Aung to undergo an MRI, an imaging procedure that uses magnetic fields and radio waves to produce images of bodily organs. This scan will hopefully help doctors diagnose his condition and formulate an appropriate treatment plan. Our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund, is requesting $968 to cover the cost of Aung's MRI and care, scheduled for January 26th. Aung's mother expressed, "I hope to witness my son's full recovery. His condition brings me immense sorrow, and I do not know why this has happened to him. I would like to extend my heartfelt gratitude to BCMF and the donors for helping my son. Once he receives complete treatment, my wish is for him to excel in his education and achieve success in life."

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