Your little contribution counts! Kindly join us to save the juvenile and adolescent twisted spine ( scoliosis ) patients whose treatment costs up to US$ 10,000 per patient. Almost 2/3 of the total cost (US$ 6,000/=) is due to the expensive implants called pedicle screws, rods and hooks.
We have 40 patients so far in our database and this is without public awareness campaign. Almost US$ 400,000/= is needed to facilitate the operation for our young sisters/brothers and children.
We are collaborating with world renowned spine surgeons from US, Italy and Palestine to conduct the scoliosis surgical camps following a successful online scoliosis course held in February 2021 (https://youtu.be/PYhu2px8ib0) (https://youtu.be/swXKxBi9WMY)(https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KuHSumb6f5g).
Implications of NOT doing the surgeries include social isolation from having a visible deformity, and in the long run is associated with cardiac and respiratory complications.
You can either donate the implants or the machine called Neuromonitoring machine or any amount of money.
On behalf of the Muhimbili Orthopedic Institute, I would like to invite you to join us in our half Marathon which is aimed at fundraising the aforementioned amount; to be held on International World Scoliosis Day, June 27th 2021 starting from 06:00AM East African Time at Muhimbili University grounds, Dar es salaam, Tanzania.
MOI MARATHON, RUN FOR A PURPOSE.