Success! Baby Of Debrah from Tanzania raised $935 to fund corrective surgery for his clubfoot.

Baby Of Debrah
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Baby Of Debrah's treatment was fully funded on February 4, 2023.
  • Baby Of Debrah's story
  • Baby Of Debrah's update
September 5, 2022

Photo of Baby Of Debrah post-operation

February 13, 2023

Baby Of Debrah underwent treatment for his clubfoot so he can grow up active and healthy.

Debrah's baby has started manipulation and casting treatment to help correct his right foot. He is currently on his second cast and schedule...

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Baby Of Debrah's Timeline

  • September 5, 2022

    Baby Of Debrah was submitted by Edward Mugane, Senior Impact Program Coordinator at African Mission Healthcare.

  • September 6, 2022

    Baby Of Debrah 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.

  • September 7, 2022

    Baby Of Debrah's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • February 4, 2023

    Baby Of Debrah's treatment was fully funded.

  • February 13, 2023

    Baby Of Debrah's treatment was successful. Read the update.

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Shantel, a friendly nine-year-old girl from Kenya, is the eldest of two siblings in her family. She is currently in primary school and enjoys playing with her friends and making new ones. According to her parents, Shantel adds vibrancy and liveliness to their household. Her father works as a casual laborer in construction sites, while her mother is a greengrocer in their neighborhood. About two weeks ago, while Shantel was walking along the road with her mother, sister, and her mother's friend and her daughter, a vehicle lost control and flipped over towards them, resulting in injuries to all of them. Shantel was hit on the left leg and sustained bruises on her thigh and an open fracture of the tibia (shinbone) as confirmed by an X-ray. She is currently in chronic pain, and is unable to walk. Doctors at our medical partner's care center have recommended a procedure called an open reduction and internal fixation (ORIF), but the family is unable to meet the cost of surgery. If left untreated, Shantel may develop serious complications and may never be able to use her leg again. Fortunately, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare, is helping Shantel receive treatment. On April 9th, surgeons at Nazareth Hospital will perform an ORIF procedure to allow her to walk easily and alleviate her pain. Now, Shantel's family needs help to fund this $1,049 procedure. Shantel’s father says: "Please help my daughter. Since the accident involving my family, I have not slept but I thank God that they are all alive. I request for support so that my daughter's leg can be treated, and she can go back to school."

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