Success! Silvanus from Tanzania raised $935 to fund clubfoot repair surgery so that he can walk as he grows.

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Silvanus's treatment was fully funded on May 8, 2023.
  • Silvanus's story
  • Silvanus's update
December 12, 2022

Photo of Silvanus post-operation

May 31, 2023

Silvanus underwent clubfoot repair surgery so that he can one day crawl, walk, and run.

Silvanus was born with clubfoot of both feet. His parents were unable to afford the surgery to repair his feet and worried that Silvanus wo...

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Silvanus's Timeline

  • December 12, 2022

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

  • December 13, 2022

    Silvanus 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.

  • December 16, 2022

    Silvanus's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • May 8, 2023

    Silvanus's treatment was fully funded.

  • May 31, 2023

    Silvanus's treatment was successful. Read the update.

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Samnang is a 31-year-old farmer from Cambodia. Residing in rural Kampong Speu province with his elderly parents and older brother, Samnang and his brother are subsistence rice farmers. What they do not eat, they sell at the local market in exchange for vegetables and other items. Before his injury, he enjoyed football matches with neighbors as part of everyday life. In September 2023, Samnang had a motorbike collision with a car, falling hard on his right shoulder on the pavement. This caused head trauma and paralysis of his right shoulder and arm. He was taken to a local hospital, where it was confirmed that he ruptured his brachial plexus, causing certain muscles to be unusable. The brachial plexus is a nerve network that transmits signals from the spine to the shoulder, arm, and hand. Injuries to this nerve network can result in loss of function and sensation. However, he was unable to afford the care that is required to help and has not been able to use his arm or work for the past four months. He has pain over his shoulder and no sensation in his forearm. Samnang traveled to Kien Khleang National Rehabilitation Centre to receive treatment. This is the only center in the whole country where this treatment is available. On January 30th, he will undergo a brachial plexus repair surgery. After recovery, he hopes to have some function of his right arm restored. Our medical partner, Children's Surgical Centre, is requesting $709 to fund this procedure. Samnang said: "I hope I can use my hand again so I can work and my brother will not have to take care of me."

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