Success! Saroem from Cambodia raised $220 to fund a mass removal procedure.

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Fully funded
Saroem's treatment was fully funded on January 27, 2018.
  • Saroem's story
  • Saroem's update
December 6, 2017

Photo of Saroem post-operation

January 12, 2018

Saroem underwent a mass removal procedure.

Saroem is doing well after surgery and has returned home. She wants to continue her studies to become a teacher one day. She says, "Thank...

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Saroem's Timeline

  • December 6, 2017

    Saroem was submitted by Lindsay Bownik, Stakeholder Relations Officer at Children's Surgical Centre.

  • December 6, 2017

    Saroem received treatment at Kien Khleang National Rehabilitation Centre in Cambodia. 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 7, 2017

    Saroem's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • January 12, 2018

    Saroem's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • January 27, 2018

    Saroem's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 3 donors

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Mabasa is a four-year-old child from Tanzania. Like any other child, he is filled with dreams, curiosity, and a boundless spirit. He comes from a mid-sized family with five siblings. However, his journey has taken an unexpected turn that threatens to overshadow his bright future. Born to hardworking farming parents, Mabasa was a healthy and joyful baby. Yet, at age two, he began to experience a troubling transformation that has left his family deeply concerned. Mabasa’s parents, dedicated farmers who work relentlessly to provide for their family, noticed something amiss when their son’s legs started to bend as he took his first steps. This struck them with concern and fear. The condition worsened as months passed, casting a shadow of uncertainty over their child’s future. Mabasa was diagnosed with left genu valgus. Colloquially known as "knock-knee," genu valgum is a condition in which the knees bend inward, and can cause pain, difficulty walking, and arthritis. Mabasa's left leg has curved inward, affecting his mobility. To their dismay, the doctors could find no apparent cause for Mabasa’s condition and suggested a healthy nutrition regimen and medications to improve his overall health. Mabasa’s parents followed these recommendations, but despite their unwavering efforts, there was no sign of improvement. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare, is requesting $880 to fund corrective surgery for Mabasa. The procedure is scheduled to take place on September 14th. Treatment will hopefully restore Mabasa's mobility, allowing him to participate in a variety of activities, and greatly decrease his risk of future complications. Mabasa’s father says, “I wish for my son to have a bright future and that this condition won’t be a problem in the future.”

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