Success! Nikolaus from Tanzania raised $890 to fund clubfoot correction.

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Nikolaus's treatment was fully funded on November 5, 2018.
  • Nikolaus's story
  • Nikolaus's update
September 7, 2018

Photo of Nikolaus post-operation

October 7, 2018

Nikolaus underwent clubfoot correction.

Nikolaus’s manipulation and casting is going well. He is currently on his second cast change. This procedure is going to help Nikolaus walk....

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Nikolaus's Timeline

  • September 7, 2018

    Nikolaus was submitted by Joan Kadagaya, SAFE Senior Program Coordinator at African Mission Healthcare.

  • September 7, 2018

    Nikolaus 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, 2018

    Nikolaus's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • October 7, 2018

    Nikolaus's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • November 5, 2018

    Nikolaus's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 26 donors

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Rehma is a 5-year-old student in the first grade. She is the only child in the family. Both her parents are doing business selling second-hand clothes and running a barber shop respectively. Rhema likes smiling and eating but since her problem started, her family said she has not been the same and no longer shares her smile or eats enough. Rhema was well until 2020 when she started becoming weak and lethargic and her behavior changed. Her parents took her to the hospital where tests noted nothing wrong. They later took her to different hospitals seeking help but to no avail. Last year in December, Rhema was sick and could not eat anything, so she lost weight. Upon taking her to a private hospital, a diagnosis of a hernia was made after she pointed out the source of her pain. Her mother Pauline was notified about the need for surgery. Fortunately, she was then tipped by well-wishers to seek medical support from Partners in Hope Medical Center (PIH). Hernia is the condition in which soft tissue bulges through a weak point in the abdominal muscle. If the hernia is left untreated, the size of the protruding intestine might get bigger and become strangulated leading to the reduction of blood flow to surrounding tissues which may be life-threatening. On January 26th, Rhema and her mother visited PIH for further assessments despite their financial challenges. Rhema was seen by the surgeon who confirmed the diagnosis of a hernia, and she was then recommended for surgery. She was recommended to our program for financial support and their family is also contributing what they can to her treatment. Rhema's family needs help raising $575 in funds for her surgery, scheduled for January 30th. Rhema’s mother looks forward to a successful surgery that would enable Rhema to concentrate on her school as she continues concentrating on her business. She said, “I just want my only daughter to be well to continue sharing her smiles and concentrate at school.”

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