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Success! Adonai from Tanzania raised $935 to fund clubfoot surgery so he can grow up healthy.

Adonai
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  • $935 raised, $0 to go
$935
raised
$0
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Fully funded
Adonai's treatment was fully funded on December 7, 2022.

Photo of Adonai post-operation

December 20, 2022

Adonai underwent clubfoot surgery so he can grow up healthy.

Adonai is a last born child in a family of five children. His parents are small-scale farmers, so this donation has greatly helped their family to give treatment Adonai deserves.

Adonai’s surgery was successful and the casting treatment is going on well. He is currently on his second cast change. Through this treatment, Adonai will be able to walk easily and wear shoes without complication as he grows older.

Adonai’s father says, “Asante sana, I am very happy and thankful. God bless you.”

Adonai is a last born child in a family of five children. His parents are small-scale farmers, so this donation has greatly helped their fam...

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July 5, 2022

Adonai is a one-month-old baby boy and the last-born child in a family of five children. Adonai’s parents are small-scale farmers of maize, vegetables, beans, and a bit of tobacco. Through farming, they can get their food while the tobacco is usually sold to get money to pay for daily necessities.

Adonai was diagnosed at birth with a congenital disability of the left clubfoot, a condition in which the foot is twisted out of shape causing difficulty in walking and wearing shoes. Fortunately, surgeons at our medical partner’s care center, Arusha Lutheran Medical Centre, will perform clubfoot repair surgery on July 5th. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare, is raising $935 to fund Adonai’s clubfoot repair. After treatment, he will be able to walk easily and wear shoes when he grows up.

Adonai’s father shared, “Things are really tough, and money has become hard to get. I depend on farming which has been very poor this season. Please help treat my son.”

Adonai is a one-month-old baby boy and the last-born child in a family of five children. Adonai's parents are small-scale farmers of maize, ...

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Adonai's Timeline

  • July 5, 2022
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • July 5, 2022
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Adonai 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.

  • July 10, 2022
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Adonai's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • December 7, 2022
    FULLY FUNDED

    Adonai's treatment was fully funded.

  • December 20, 2022
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Adonai's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 26 donors

Funded by 26 donors

Treatment
Clubfoot
  • Cost Breakdown
  • Diagnosis
  • Procedure
On average, it costs $935 for Adonai's treatment
Hospital Fees
$693
Medical Staff
$0
Medication
$8
Supplies
$175
Labs
$14
Other
$45
  • Symptoms
  • Impact on patient's life
  • Cultural or regional significance

​What kinds of symptoms do patients experience before receiving treatment?

The foot is turned inward, often severely, at the ankle, and the arch of the foot is very high. Patients experience discomfort, and the affected leg may be shorter and smaller than the other.

​What is the impact on patients’ lives of living with these conditions?

These children have a difficult time walking and running. Years of trying to walk on a clubfoot will cause wounds and other skeletal problems, such as arthritis. Patients will have difficulty fitting in shoes and participating in normal play, school, and daily activities. Many Africans make their livings through manual labor, which can be difficult with an untreated clubfoot.

What cultural or regional factors affect the treatment of these conditions?

Incidence is 1/1,000 live births, or about 1,600 cases in Tanzania annually. This is roughly similar to rates in Western countries, though many cases may be missed. There is no known reason for its occurrence in this region.

  • Process
  • Impact on patient's life
  • Risks and side-effects
  • Accessibility
  • Alternatives

What does the treatment process look like?

Patients will undergo a series of small operations, casting, and manipulations during their course of treatment. Patients will stay in the Plaster House, a rehabilitation center for children in Tanzania, for as long as their recovery takes.

What is the impact of this treatment on the patient’s life?

The bones and joint will become aligned, and long-term disability will be prevented.

What potential side effects or risks come with this treatment?

Clubfoot is very treatable. The surgery is minor and not risky.

How accessible is treatment in the area? What is the typical journey like for a patient to receive care?

Care is not easily accessible. Most patients live in remote, rural areas and are identified through mobile outreach. The pediatric surgical program at Arusha Lutheran Medical Centre was started to meet the large burden of pediatric disability in the region.

What are the alternatives to this treatment?

There are no alternatives. If not treated, the condition will persist and will result in disability.

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100% of your donation funds life-changing surgery.

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100% of your donation funds life-changing surgery.