Success! James from Tanzania raised $935 to fund life-changing clubfoot repair surgery.

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Fully funded
James's treatment was fully funded on January 4, 2023.
  • James's story
  • James's update
August 8, 2022

Photo of James post-operation

February 1, 2023

James underwent life-changing clubfoot treatment so he can grow up healthy.

James has started manipulation and casting to help correct his legs and feet. He is on his second casting, and he is scheduled to have an ad...

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James's Timeline

  • August 8, 2022

    James was submitted by Edward Mugane, Impact Assessment Coordinator at African Mission Healthcare.

  • August 8, 2022

    James's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • August 9, 2022

    James 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 4, 2023

    James's treatment was fully funded.

  • February 1, 2023

    James's treatment was successful. Read the update.

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Six-year-old Tay lives with her mother, sister, and brother in a village in Shan State in Burma. Tay's mother is a teacher. When Tay was three years old, she was frequently ill with a rapid heartbeat and fingertips that would turn blue. Her mother brought her to a nearby hospital, where the doctor told them that Tay had congenital heart disease and would need to be treated in Yangon. However, due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Tay's mother did not feel it was safe to take Tay to Yangon. When she turned five, Tay's symptoms worsened, and her mother brought her to a hospital in Yangon in August 2022. At the hospital, Tay was diagnosed with an atrial septal defect, and her mother was told that Tay would require surgery- which the family could not afford to pay for. Fortunately, Tay's aunt referred her to our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund, for help. Now Tay is scheduled to undergo atrial septal defect closure at Pun Hlaing Hospital on May 13th. As Tay is becoming progressively more ill- with episodes of rapid breathing and weight loss due to a lack of appetite- this procedure is critical for her health and well-being. Burma Children Medical Fund is seeking $1,500 to cover the cost of Tay's care. “When I learned that my daughter [Tay] needs surgery, I felt very sad and I cried because I cannot afford to pay for her surgery. But when I learned that the organization [BCMF] will support the cost of my daughter’s surgery, I felt very happy and thankful to all the donors and that organization. I want to see her healthy,” said Tay's mother.

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