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Success! Pascalina from Tanzania raised $874 to fund burn treatment on her right hand.

Pascalina
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  • $874 raised, $0 to go
$874
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Pascalina's treatment was fully funded on June 6, 2021.

Photo of Pascalina post-operation

April 11, 2021

Pascalina underwent burn treatment on her right hand.

Pascalina had a successful surgery that has helped release the fourth finger on her right hand, which had been badly burned. As a result of this surgery, Pascalina will be able to easily use her hand to carry out life’s activities and care for her family. She is doing fine now and healing well with regular dressing changes.

Pascalina shared, “I want to take this opportunity to thank you all once more for all the help and support that you have provided to me in ensuring that I have my hand corrected so that I can be able to use it in my daily activities. All this would not be possible without your funding and support. Thank you very much.”

Pascalina had a successful surgery that has helped release the fourth finger on her right hand, which had been badly burned. As a result of ...

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March 3, 2021

Pascalina is a 38-year-old mother of seven. She is a farmer and loves looking after her children, who are all in school. Pascalina was married, but her husband passed away in 2009, so she has been taking care of her family on her own ever since. Now, her brother occasionally provides financial support to her family for school fees and other basic needs.

When she was 18 years old, Pascalina sustained a burn and was taken to a hospital nearby. Her wounds healed, but she developed a contracture on her right hand, which makes it hard for her to carry out her day-to-day duties normally. It has been difficult for her to look after her children with this contracture, and she has been relying on her left hand as a result.

Fortunately, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare, is helping Pascalina receive treatment. On March 4th, surgeons at their care center will perform a burn contracture release surgery to help restore mobility to her right hand. Now, she needs help to fund this $874 procedure.

Pascalina shared, “Please help me have this surgery because it will enable me to work and carry out my daily life activities with ease, especially taking care of my children.”

Pascalina is a 38-year-old mother of seven. She is a farmer and loves looking after her children, who are all in school. Pascalina was marri...

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Pascalina's Timeline

  • March 3, 2021
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • March 4, 2021
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Pascalina 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 4, 2021
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Pascalina's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • April 11, 2021
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Pascalina's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • June 6, 2021
    FULLY FUNDED

    Pascalina's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 22 donors

Funded by 22 donors

Treatment
Contracture Release and Skin Graft
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $874 for Pascalina's treatment
Hospital Fees
$660
Medical Staff
$20
Medication
$11
Supplies
$127
Labs
$14
Other
$42

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