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Joshua from Tanzania raised $715 so he can run without falling.

Joshua
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  • $715 raised, $0 to go
$715
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Joshua's treatment was fully funded on September 5, 2014.

Photo of Joshua post-operation

February 12, 2015

Joshua received surgery to lengthen his Achilles tendon, relieve tightness, and allow him to be active.

“Joshua’s corrective surgery was a success,” our medical partner writes. “After complete recovery and physiotherapy, Joshua is expected to be able to fully step on his right foot and walk properly.”

“I feel very happy seeing Joshua’s leg so straight,” says Joshua’s uncle. “I am hopeful that he will soon be able to walk. Joshua’s operation would not have taken place without the much needed support and I am very grateful.”

"Joshua’s corrective surgery was a success," our medical partner writes. "After complete recovery and physiotherapy, Joshua is expected to b...

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July 15, 2014

Joshua is a happy and active 11-year-old boy who lives in Tanzania. He loves to run around with other children, even though a condition in his right foot, a severe equinus deformity, causes Achilles tendon tightness and makes it difficult for him to walk or run without falling. “If not treated, Joshua will develop early osteoarthritis of the foot,” our hospital partner writes.

Joshua’s parents are small scale farmers and he is the youngest of seven children. This year, Joshua began to live with his uncle, who wanted to help take care of his nephew. “Joshua can very easily fall and hurt himself when trying to catch up with other children out in the field, his uncle says. “I will be happy to see him able to walk like my children.”

But the cost of the necessary treatment for Joshua, one which will lengthen his Achilles tendon, is probihibitive even for Joshua’s uncle, who has four children of his own. By banding together, we can raise $715 to pay for Joshua’s treatment.

Joshua is a happy and active 11-year-old boy who lives in Tanzania. He loves to run around with other children, even though a condition in h...

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Joshua's Timeline

  • July 15, 2014
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Joshua was submitted by Esupat Kimirei at African Mission Healthcare.

  • July 15, 2014
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Joshua received 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.

  • August 29, 2014
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Joshua's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • September 5, 2014
    FULLY FUNDED

    Joshua's treatment was fully funded.

  • February 12, 2015
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    We received an update on Joshua. Read the update.

Funded by 15 donors

Funded by 15 donors

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Monicah

Monicah a hardworking mother of six. Some of her children have finished school while the others are still studying. Monicah's husband, who was the sole breadwinner of the family, was the assistant chief of the area where they are living, but he passed away a few years ago. Monicah shared that upon her husband’s death, she had to get out of her comfort zone and figure out how to provide for their family. After a long time of doing some casual jobs where she could find them, she got a job as a house help but her earnings are limited. Her family does not have a National Health Insurance coverage and is not able to raise the funds needed for Monicah’s surgery. In July 2021, Monicah went to the hospital for her regular clinic appointment and heard that there was a free cervical cancer screening centre there. Monicah has been experiencing lower abdominal pain so after the clinic, she went to be screened. The results were not as she expected. She has been diagnosed with cervical cancer. The doctor has scheduled her for total abdominal hysterectomy surgery but she is afraid the cost is too much for her to meet. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $1260 to fund Monicah's surgery. On January 7th, she will undergo gynecological surgery at our medical partner's care center. Once recovered, Monicah will be able to resume her daily activities free of pain and hopes to live a life cancer-free. Monicah says, "I did not know that I was sick and since then things have happened so fast. I do not know where the money for my surgery will come from but I know that God will make a way.”

73% funded

73%funded
$932raised
$328to go

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