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Joel from Tanzania raised $715 to get healthy.

Joel
100%
  • $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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