Success! Nehemia from Tanzania raised $935 to fund clubfoot repair surgery.

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Fully funded
Nehemia's treatment was fully funded on November 23, 2021.
  • Nehemia's story
  • Nehemia's update
September 13, 2021

Photo of Nehemia post-operation

November 30, 2021

Nehemia underwent clubfoot repair surgery.

Nehemia’s surgery was successful and she is recovering well. This treatment will help correct her clubbed foot which was making walking diff...

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Nehemia's Timeline

  • September 13, 2021

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

  • September 23, 2021

    Nehemia's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • October 8, 2021

    Nehemia 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.

  • November 23, 2021

    Nehemia's treatment was fully funded.

  • November 30, 2021

    Nehemia's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 28 donors

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Phikhirona is a shy 8-year-old student in grade one. Her family consists of her father, formerly employed near Children's Surgical Centre crafting prosthetic limbs, and her two elder sisters. One, aged 13, is currently in grade 5, while the other, aged 11, is navigating grade 4. Unfortunately, her mother succumbed to breast cancer several years ago, so her older sisters watch after her. In her first year of attending school, she has interest in Khmer subjects. Back at home, her cooking skills are being developed by her older sisters, who are teaching her how to prepare her favorite dish - fried pork with vegetables. Phikhirona was born with polydactyly of both hands and feet. This means that she has an extra digit on the side of both hands and polysyndactyly of her feet. On each foot, she has an extra toe that is connected, via fusing or webbing, to an adjacent toe. She faces difficulty wearing conventional shoes due to the presence of extra toes and fingers, and unfortunately, she endures teasing from other children as a result. Fortunately, on January 29th, surgeons will perform a polydactyly repair procedure to remove the extra digits of her hands. Our medical partner, Children's Surgical Centre, is requesting $299 to fund this procedure. After surgery, she will feel more comfortable about her appearance, and she won't be ashamed of how her feet look. Her father shared: "I hope that the surgery will not cause any infection and the extra fingers will not grow back."

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