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Success! Ferdinand from Tanzania raised $639 to fund burn treatment so he can wear shoes and walk more easily.

Ferdinand
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  • $639 raised, $0 to go
$639
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Ferdinand's treatment was fully funded on July 22, 2022.

Photo of Ferdinand post-operation

August 3, 2022

Ferdinand underwent burn treatment so he can wear shoes and walk more easily.

Ferdinand has had a successful surgery which has helped heal his foot, which was making wearing shoes and walking difficult for him. The medical team and his family are helping to change his dressings as he heals and everyone is so glad to see he is recovering well!

Ferdinand’s mother says, “God bless you for helping us, he would still be struggling if it wasn’t for your help!”

Ferdinand has had a successful surgery which has helped heal his foot, which was making wearing shoes and walking difficult for him. The med...

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March 15, 2022

Ferdinand is a 6-year-old child and the second-born child in a family of three children. He and his siblings are being raised by their single mother. When Ferdinand was one year old, he was accidentally burned with hot tea which resulted in contracture of all his left foot toes. He now has pain when he wears closed shoes and walking is a challenge for him.

Fortunately, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare, is helping Ferdinand receive treatment. On March 15th, surgeons at their care center will perform a burn contracture release surgery so he will be able to wear shoes and walk well. Now, Ferdinand’s family needs help to fund this $639 procedure.

Ferdinand’s mother shared, “Getting enough money to care and support my children is hard, especially for this special care that Ferdinand needs.”

Ferdinand is a 6-year-old child and the second-born child in a family of three children. He and his siblings are being raised by their singl...

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Ferdinand's Timeline

  • March 15, 2022
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • March 15, 2022
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Ferdinand 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.

  • March 15, 2022
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Ferdinand's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • July 22, 2022
    FULLY FUNDED

    Ferdinand's treatment was fully funded.

  • August 3, 2022
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Ferdinand's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 16 donors

Funded by 16 donors

Treatment
Single Contracture Release
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $639 for Ferdinand's treatment
Hospital Fees
$460
Medical Staff
$20
Medication
$11
Supplies
$103
Labs
$14
Other
$31

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