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Success! Kiliani from Tanzania raised $1,088 to fund a leg surgery so he can walk with a prothesis.

Kiliani
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  • $1,088 raised, $0 to go
$1,088
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Kiliani's treatment was fully funded on March 15, 2022.

Photo of Kiliani post-operation

April 1, 2022

Kiliani underwent a leg surgery so he can walk with a prosthesis.

Kiliani’s leg surgery went well and he is currently having daily dressing changes to ensure a smooth healing. He will continue with dressings changes until he is completely healed and then will be fitted for a prosthetic leg which will help him walk with ease and no longer go through the difficulty and challenges he was going through before.

Kiliani says, “I would love to see my wound healed so that I can get a prosthetic leg. I am told it will help me walk more easily.”

Kiliani’s leg surgery went well and he is currently having daily dressing changes to ensure a smooth healing. He will continue with dressing...

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January 12, 2022

Kiliani is the last-born in a large family of seven children. He was born prematurely along with a twin brother, who sadly did not survive. Kiliani works hard and is now in class three in school. His best subject is mathematics. Currently, he walks to school every day on his crutches because he cannot use his right leg.

Kilani was born with a condition impacting his leg and was further made challenging when he had a fracture when learning to crawl. When he was young, his parents tried to seek treatment for him but due to financial challenges, they were not able to continue with treatment. Unfortunately, Kiliani has lived with this condition until now, enduring a lot of pain.

Their family depends on small-scale farming where they raise their food for daily use. They are working hard to make ends meet due to the change weather where they live, which is affecting the amount of harvest each year.

Our medical partner met Kiliani through a community outreach program. After a medical team reviewed his condition, he has been scheduled to have amputation below his knee which will enable him to use a prosthetic leg. This will make walking for him easier and relieve him from the challenges he is going through.

Kiliani’s father says “If this treatment can help my son have ease in walking, please help make it possible, we cannot afford the cost of treatment.”

Kiliani is the last-born in a large family of seven children. He was born prematurely along with a twin brother, who sadly did not survive. ...

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Kiliani's Timeline

  • January 12, 2022
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • January 13, 2022
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Kiliani 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 14, 2022
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Kiliani's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • March 15, 2022
    FULLY FUNDED

    Kiliani's treatment was fully funded.

  • April 1, 2022
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Kiliani's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 21 donors

Funded by 21 donors

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

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Joseph

Joseph is a young boy from Uganda. He is the second born in a family of two children. His father is a boda boda taxi driver who transports luggage in and outside of their village for a living while his mother offers casual labor in one of the factories near their home. They rent a single room for shelter. His elder sibling is six years old and in top junior class and Joseph is in preschool class. Their home is a walking distance from our medical partner's care center Rushoroza Hospital. For one month, Joseph has had a left inguinal hernia. He developed a small on and off inguinal swelling that was painless. He is very playful and therefore it normally appears when he plays for a while. Currently, the swelling has increased in size and his father believes that his condition will continue to worsen if not treated. His family came to Rushoroza Hospital and after examination, the doctor recommended surgery, which the parents cannot afford. Fortunately, on January 10th, he will undergo hernia repair surgery at our medical partner's care center. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $170 to fund Joseph's surgery. Once completed, this procedure will hopefully allow him to live more comfortably and confidently. Joseph's father says, “My son is not well and feels uncomfortable when the swelling appears. I believe he will live a normal life after surgery so that he may be able to take on his studies comfortably.”

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$80raised
$90to go

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