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Joel from Tanzania raised $715 to get healthy.

Joel
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  • $715 raised, $335 to go
$715
raised
$335
to go
Fully funded
Joel's treatment was fully funded on October 26, 2013.

Photo of Joel post-operation

Joel received surgery and casts to correct his clubfoot.

The corrective surgery went well and Joel now has a series of long leg casting. He is already anxious to have his casts removed so he can start walking and running!

“I trust that my son will be able to walk properly and I’m praying to see that day and many more after that,” Joel’s mother said. “Please tell all who helped my son, thank you!”

The corrective surgery went well and Joel now has a series of long leg casting. He is already anxious to have his casts removed so he can st...

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Joel is a sweet and polite five-year-old boy who loves playing cards. He is the second of two children, and lives with his mother, who works in a salon. Joel is unable to walk properly because he has a clubfoot, a condition where the foot angles inwards at the ankle.

If left untreated, Joel will likely develop painful osteoarthritis in the bones of his foot at an early age. “I would love to see my son able to walk properly” says Joel’s mother. Unfortunately, she is unable to earn enough to cover daily living expenses so she cannot afford the treatment Joel needs on her own.

By raising $715, we can help Joel receive the surgery and serial long leg casting he needs to start walking properly!

Joel is a sweet and polite five-year-old boy who loves playing cards. He is the second of two children, and lives with his mother, who works...

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Joel's Timeline

  • October 23, 2013
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Joel's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • October 26, 2013
    FULLY FUNDED

    Joel's treatment was fully funded.

  • February 12, 2015
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    We received an update on Joel. Read the update.

Funded by 7 donors

Funded by 7 donors

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Thi

Thi is a 47-year-old woman from Burma. She lives with her family in Myawaddy Township of Karen State in Burma. Only two of her children go to school. Her youngest boy is in third grade and her daughter is in fifth grade. Her oldest son works at her cousin’s vegetable shop in Bago. Thi has been unemployed for approximately five months due to her condition. Before her illness, she was a day laborer on a farm and her husband is a day laborer in construction. Around five months ago, Thi started feeling sick. She experienced weakness, trouble sleeping, heart palpitations (irregular heartbeat), and sweats. At first, she ignored these symptoms, hoping they would resolve themselves. However, the symptoms did not improve. About two months later, she went to a local doctor who gave her oral medication to use for a week, but she did not get better. She started feeling pain in her left abdomen, difficulty breathing, and trouble eating and sleeping. Doctors want Thi to undergo a CT scan, a procedure in which x-ray images taken from several angles are combined to produce cross-sectional images of the body. This scan will hopefully help doctors diagnose her condition and formulate an appropriate treatment plan. Our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund, is requesting $414 to cover the cost of Thi's CT scan and care, scheduled for February 17th. “Now, I feel too weak to do manual labor. I was working on a farm before, but I don’t think I’ll be able to do it any longer. In the future, I think I will try to start a small business in my village. I think I can sell vegetables and clothes. If I can do this, life will be easier for me,” she said. In her free time, Thi likes to use a meditation necklace to focus her mind away from her pain. “When I move the beads through my fingers, it helps reduce my pain.”

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$5raised
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Meet another patient you can support

100% of your donation funds life-changing surgery.

Thi

Thi is a 47-year-old woman from Burma. She lives with her family in Myawaddy Township of Karen State in Burma. Only two of her children go to school. Her youngest boy is in third grade and her daughter is in fifth grade. Her oldest son works at her cousin’s vegetable shop in Bago. Thi has been unemployed for approximately five months due to her condition. Before her illness, she was a day laborer on a farm and her husband is a day laborer in construction. Around five months ago, Thi started feeling sick. She experienced weakness, trouble sleeping, heart palpitations (irregular heartbeat), and sweats. At first, she ignored these symptoms, hoping they would resolve themselves. However, the symptoms did not improve. About two months later, she went to a local doctor who gave her oral medication to use for a week, but she did not get better. She started feeling pain in her left abdomen, difficulty breathing, and trouble eating and sleeping. Doctors want Thi to undergo a CT scan, a procedure in which x-ray images taken from several angles are combined to produce cross-sectional images of the body. This scan will hopefully help doctors diagnose her condition and formulate an appropriate treatment plan. Our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund, is requesting $414 to cover the cost of Thi's CT scan and care, scheduled for February 17th. “Now, I feel too weak to do manual labor. I was working on a farm before, but I don’t think I’ll be able to do it any longer. In the future, I think I will try to start a small business in my village. I think I can sell vegetables and clothes. If I can do this, life will be easier for me,” she said. In her free time, Thi likes to use a meditation necklace to focus her mind away from her pain. “When I move the beads through my fingers, it helps reduce my pain.”

1% funded

1%funded
$5raised
$409to go