Success! Furaha from Tanzania raised $880 to fund knee surgery to be able to run and play.

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Furaha's treatment was fully funded on November 29, 2021.
  • Furaha's story
  • Furaha's update
October 7, 2021

Photo of Furaha post-operation

December 8, 2021

Furaha underwent knee surgery to be able to run and play.

Furaha has had a successful surgery that has corrected both of her legs, which had bowed outwards and made her walking challenging. Through ...

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Furaha's Timeline

  • October 7, 2021

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

  • October 8, 2021

    Furaha 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.

  • October 10, 2021

    Furaha's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • November 29, 2021

    Furaha's treatment was fully funded.

  • December 8, 2021

    Furaha's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 19 donors

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Anastazia is a nine-year-old student from Tanzania. She has seven siblings and lives in the heart of Serengeti, a beautiful area in Tanzania, home to some of the most breathtaking wildlife on the planet. Her father is a small-scale farmer who relies on subsistence agriculture to provide for his family. From a very young age, Anastazia's legs started bowing, making it difficult to walk, run, or play like other children her age. Her parents noticed the problem and did everything they could to find a solution, including visiting local doctors and healers, but nothing worked. Unfortunately, they could not afford to take her to a hospital in the city, which was too far away. As a result, Anastazia was forced to live with her condition and learned to adapt to it. She walks to school with her siblings, but with some difficulty and discomfort. Fortunately, Anastazia was able to reach our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare (AMH), where she was diagnosed with Acquired bilateral genu varus. Her legs bow outward so that her knees do not touch. This condition is typically caused by an excessive accumulation of fluoride in the bones, often stemming from contaminated drinking water. AMH is requesting $880 to fund corrective surgery for Anastazia. The procedure is scheduled to take place on April 17th, and the treatment will hopefully restore Anastazia's mobility. This will allow her to participate in various activities and greatly decrease her risk of future complications. Anastazia says, “I wish to be able to walk to school with my siblings without having to endure so much pain.”

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