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Success! Saidi from Tanzania raised $1,088 to fund an amputation of his left foot.

Saidi
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$1,088
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$0
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Fully funded
Saidi's treatment was fully funded on April 8, 2021.

Photo of Saidi post-operation

March 25, 2021

Saidi underwent an amputation of his left foot.

Saidi had a successful surgery to amputate his left leg below his knee, which had been causing him to experience pain and suffer, and was hindering him from carrying out his daily activities. After surgery, he’s already doing well and having his post-surgical wound dressed daily to make sure he doesn’t have infection. Through this treatment, Saidi will be able to use a prosthetic leg when he is fully healed and be able to work and carry out daily life activities.

Saidi shared, “First I will start by saying thank you very much for being there for me and helping me have this important surgery. I feel this and believe through this treatment I will have a better chance to make a life for myself without the challenges I was going through due to pain and difficulty walking. God bless you.”

Saidi had a successful surgery to amputate his left leg below his knee, which had been causing him to experience pain and suffer, and was hi...

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January 18, 2021

Saidi is a 23-year-old from Tanzania who was born with spina bifida. He was able to have his spina bifida corrected when he was younger, which saved his life and allowed him to grow up to a strong young man. Saidi was able to go to school until class seven but was not able to continue with his education due to his parents’ financial challenges. Saidi’s parents are small-scale farmers and have six children, of which Saidi is the third born child. Saidi used to join his parents in farming, but he had to stop and seek treatment because his legs and feet are bowed, which makes standing and walking very challenging.

In 2014, Saidi came to our medical partner’s care center to seek treatment because he had limb external rotation, which was causing him difficulty with walking and carrying out daily life activities. Through funding support, he was able to have his feet and legs corrected, and was able to resume normal life once more. Since then, over the last few years Saidi’s left foot has developed a serious infection that has struggled to heal. The infection would repeatedly start to heal but would return within five to six months, which makes it difficult for him to work and make a life for himself.

Fortunately, surgeons at our medical partner can help. On January 19th, Saidi will undergo a left leg amputation below the knee to save him from the pain and suffering he is going through as doctors noted his foot can no longer be saved. Through this surgery, Saidi will eventually be able to use a prosthetic leg which will enable him to walk with ease and return to his daily life activities. Now, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare, is requesting $1,088 to fund this procedure.

Saidi shared, “Please help me as this foot has taken me through so much suffering and pain. I would like to be able to work and make a living for myself, but due to this infection I haven’t been able to do that. Kindly help me.”

Saidi is a 23-year-old from Tanzania who was born with spina bifida. He was able to have his spina bifida corrected when he was younger, whi...

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Saidi's Timeline

  • January 18, 2021
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Saidi was submitted by Joan Kadagaya, Curative Medical Support Program-Partner Representative at African Mission Healthcare.

  • January 19, 2021
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Saidi 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.

  • January 20, 2021
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Saidi's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • March 25, 2021
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Saidi's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • April 8, 2021
    FULLY FUNDED

    Saidi's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 28 donors

Funded by 28 donors

Treatment
Amputation
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $1,088 for Saidi's treatment
Hospital Fees
$902
Medical Staff
$25
Medication
$11
Supplies
$98
Labs
$52

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