The youngest of three siblings, ten-month-old Ozana lives with his grandmother in Tanzania. Ozana's mother lives in another town, where she works as a traditional healer, leaving Ozana's grandmother as the primary caretaker. Ozana's favorite toy is a cat that the hospital gave him. He also enjoys playing with other children in the burn ward. After their extended stay in the hospital, Ozana's grandmother now dreams of him one day becoming a nurse. While in the hospital, Ozana sustained a scalp wound caused by an IV. It became infected with necrotizing fasciitis, a dangerous bacteria that can destroy skin, fat, and the tissue covering the muscles within a very short time. One out of every four people with necrotizing fasciitis die of the condition. Our medical partner, Mission Restore, is asking for $1,376 to treat Ozana. On March 28, doctors will remove the damaged tissue and graft skin from Ozana's leg to his scalp. Your donation will help pay for the surgeon's fees, surgical supplies, medication, and 25 nights of hospital stay.
Meet Gaudioza, an eight-year-old girl who lives with her family in Tanzania. Her parents run a family farm and also harvest beans and rice. Gaudoiza enjoys taking care of her younger brothers. In her spare time, she likes to watch TV and listen to the radio. Her mother says that she believes her daughter wants to become a doctor when she grows up. Gaudioza has developed deep third-degree burns on the left side of her body as a result of an accident in which her dress caught on fire. She was burned on her chest, arm, and thigh. She requires surgical debridement of all wounds and skin graft surgery. Our medical partner, Mission Restore, has arranged for Gaudioza to begin surgical treatment for her burns on March 28. To cover the costs of her surgery, hospital stay, medication, and post-op care, Gaudioza needs help to raise $1,376. Let's help Gaudioza recover from her injuries so that she can grow up and pursue her dreams of becoming a doctor.
Tausi lives in Tanzania. She enjoys reading books and playing with other children. She also enjoys helping her mother take care of her younger sister. Her mother is a seamstress, and her father works at the mosque they attend. When Tausi grows up, she wants to have a family of her own, and she would like to study to become a nurse or doctor. Tausi has a wound on the right side of her torso due to a failed skin graft that she underwent to heal a burn wound. On March 30, Tausi will undergo a surgical debridement and application of a graft/flap to the affected area, which will be taken from an area on her left leg. This procedure should heal her wound. Now, the family needs help to fund this $1,376 procedure.
Eunice is 26 years old and lives with her husband and three children on their family farm in Tanzania. Eunice loves farming and typically runs the farm on her own. However, she is currently unable to run the farm because she was bitten by a snake. She has a deep wound on her hand, and she is now unable to move her hand freely. While she’s been in the hospital, her husband has been tending the farm and taking care of the children. She hopes to support her family by selling her farm’s goods once she recovers. Eunice needs to have a surgical debridement. Surgeons will remove the unhealthy tissue from the wound so that healthy tissue is allowed to grow in its place. Her treatment is scheduled for March 30. Eunice's treatment will cost $1,376. Her family cannot afford this treatment, so they need help to raise these funds.
Gaudioza is an eight-year-old girl from Tanzania. She likes watching TV, listening to the radio at home, and taking care of her younger brothers. Gaudioza’s mother states that her daughter wants to pursue a career in the medical field and become a doctor one day. Gaudioza has developed third-degree burns on the left side of her body from an accident in which her dress caught fire. Although she has already received successful [burn treatment](https://watsi.org/profile/d9890dedbe6c-gaudioza) through our medical partner, Mission Restore, she has returned to receive the second half of her operation. She is scheduled to receive her burn treatment on May 6, and is requesting $1,376 to cover the total cost of her procedure, 25 days of hospital stay, as well as 15 sessions of additional recovery therapy following the surgery.
Hadija is a 38-year-old single mother to four children. Her children all attend school away from home, so Hadija lives with her mother. In March of this year, Hadija received funding through Watsi for [surgical treatment](https://watsi.org/profile/5dae90dd91d2-hadija) to relieve her burn contractures on her neck and armpits. This surgery completed the first stage of Hadija's treatment. Hadija now requires skin graft and flap surgery, which will take place on May 5. Our medical partner, Mission Restore, is asking for donations in the amount of $1,376 to pay for Hadija's medical bill. This will cover Hadija's surgery, hospital stay, and post-op physiotherapy sessions.
Ozana is 11 months of age and is the youngest of three siblings. They live together with their grandmother, who is their primary caretaker, as their mother works in another district in Tanzania. In March of this year, Ozana received a Watsi-funded [operation](https://watsi.org/profile/703603cd0fd3-ozana) to treat a scalp wound infected with necrotizing fasciitis. He now requires another skin graft and flap surgery to fully repair his head injury. Our medical partner, Mission Restore, has scheduled this surgery for May 5, and they are asking for $1,376 to cover Ozana's medical bill. This will pay for Ozana's surgery, hospital stay, and follow-up physiotherapy sessions.
Matiko is eight years old and lives in Tanzania with his parents and seven siblings. Matiko likes to play football and other sports with his friends. When he grows up, he wants to be a soldier and fight for his country. Matiko developed skin contractures, the tightening of the skin, due to third-degree burns on his neck, shoulder, chest, and arm. Back in March, Matiko received his first [contracture release](https://watsi.org/profile/9b67a1d1b205-matiko) burn treatment procedure through our medical partner, Mission Restore. Matiko has now returned to receive a skin graft to his neck and right shoulder to regain the movement of his neck and arm. He is scheduled to undergo this burn treatment on May 6, and is requesting $1,376 to cover costs such as surgeons and physicians, hospital admission, medical supplies, and post-operation in-home nurse visits.
Esther is seven years old and lives in Bunda. She lives with her parents and eight siblings, and she is the youngest child of six girls and two boys. Her father works as a pastor at their church. Esther likes to play football as well as play with toy dolls alongside her mother. She wants to become a doctor when she grows up. Esther is a returning Watsi patient. Last month, she received [surgery](https://watsi.org/profile/b45bf2743874-esther) for burn contracture release to her right wrist and a skin graft to her right torso. With third degree burns covering her torso, arms, wrists, and thighs, Esther will need to endure multiple surgeries over the following months. On May 5, surgeons will be performing a skin graft for the burns on her right side. The $1,376 cost of this treatment will cover Esther's hospital stay and procedure.
Debora is 16 years old and lives in Tanzania. Her parents are farmers, and she has seven siblings: two sisters and five brothers. She is incredibly passionate about school. Her favorite subjects are physics and biology, and she hopes to one day be a doctor. Aside from school work, Debora likes to read, relax, and exercise. Debora has 35% TBSA (total body surface area) chemical burns to her torso, back, scalp, neck/occipital region, and right thigh. She needs flap surgery, which includes multiple excision and skin graft procedures to the affected areas. Our medical partner, Mission Restore, is requesting $1,376 to to treat Debora chemical burns. This covers the procedure, medications, twenty-five days of inpatient care, and fifteen days of physiotherapy. "I miss school and my books so much. I can't wait to get my surgery so I can return to class to learn. One day I hope to be a doctor," says Debora.
Elias is a two-year-old boy who lives with his parents and older brother in Tanzania. His father is a farmer, and his mother works as a seamstress. In his free time, Elias loves playing with other children. His mother hopes that he will become a doctor when he grows up. Elias was recently diagnosed with a post-burn contracture of the right elbow. A contracture is a shortening or hardening of a muscle or joint, which can often lead to deformity and rigidity. In order to restore function to Elias's elbow, our medical partner, Mission Restore, has scheduled a contracture release and skin graft for March 31. Mission Restore is requesting $1,469 to fund the treatment.
Esther is a seven-year-old girl who lives with her parents and eight siblings in Tanzania. She is the youngest child. Her father works as a pastor at their church. In her free time, Esther likes to play football and play with toy dolls with her mother. When she grows up, she wants to become a doctor. Esther was recently diagnosed with a post-burn contracture in her wrists and hands. A contracture is a shortening and hardening of muscles. Her condition has also caused deformation of the flexion joints of the right wrist and fingers. She also has a contracture in the right hip and extensive burn wounds in her torso and thighs. In order to treat her condition, our medical partner has scheduled a contracture release, a scar excision of the right wrist and hand, and an application of a skin graft for March 31. Our medical partner, Mission Restore, is requesting $1,469 to fund these procedures.