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Rashidi from Tanzania raised $550 so he can walk without pain.

Rashidi
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  • $550 raised, $0 to go
$550
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$0
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Fully funded
Rashidi's treatment was fully funded on October 1, 2015.

Photo of Rashidi post-operation

November 3, 2015

Rashidi received successful surgery to treat his burns.

Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, shares: “Rashidi’s contracture release was done successfully and Rashidi is continuing with wound dressings every other day, as well as simple exercises of flexing and extending his ankle.” With the proper exercises and diligent care of his ankle, Rashidi “will have an improved gait and the ability to wear shoes.”

“I am thankful because I feel better. I don’t feel the tension on my foot and I hope to walk and run better when the wound completely heals,” Rashidi says.

Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, shares: "Rashidi's contracture release was done successfully and Rashidi is cont...

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September 27, 2015

“Rashidi is a soft spoken, but energetic, nine-year-old boy,” shares our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation (AMHF). He “is confident and likes to keep busy, either doing his homework or helping out at home. Rashidi likes science classes and enjoys playing football.”

Rashidi has a long history of foot-related injuries. AMHF explains that three years ago, Rashidi “went to play at their neighbor’s house with other children. As they were running around, Rashidi stepped on what he thought was just ashes, but underneath were [remnants] of burning shells of peanuts.” The accident caused severe burns throughout his foot and leg.

Although the burn has healed, Rashidi was left with a contracture on his right ankle—causing the skin to tighten and restrict his movement. The contracture causes Rashidi to be unable to walk properly or wear shoes.

AMHF informs us, “Rashidi’s parents are small scale farmers relying on growing and selling peanuts, maize and sunflower seeds. Their income is not enough to cover the cost of operation which Rashidi needs to straighten his ankle.”

With $550 in funding, Rashidi will undergo surgery to release the contracture in his right ankle. After surgery, Rashidi will receive corrective splints to support the injury as it heals.

Following three days under close hospital supervision, Rashidi will be admitted to Plaster House—a specialized children’s rehabilitation program. During his recovery at Plaster House, Rashidi will work closely with a physiotherapist to regain full use of his ankle.

“My wish is to become a medical doctor when I grow up,” Rashidi says.

“Rashidi is a soft spoken, but energetic, nine-year-old boy,” shares our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation (AMHF). He “...

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Rashidi's Timeline

  • September 27, 2015
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Rashidi was submitted by Esupat Kimerei, Rehab Surgery Project Assistant Coordinator at African Mission Healthcare, our medical partner in Tanzania.

  • September 28, 2015
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Rashidi received treatment. 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.

  • October 01, 2015
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Rashidi's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • October 01, 2015
    FULLY FUNDED

    Rashidi's treatment was fully funded.

  • November 03, 2015
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    We received an update on Rashidi. Read the update.

Funded by 5 donors

Funded by 5 donors

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Hasani

Hasani is a young boy from Tanzania. He is six years old and the firstborn child in a family of three children. Hasani has always been a hard-working boy according to his father. He would help graze the cattle and look after his siblings when his parents were out working on their small farm where they grow maize and vegetables for their living. Hasani was burnt severely after being involved in a home fire accident that left him with very severe burns on his face. He was rushed to the hospital and stayed there for one month having his burns taken care of. Once he was stable that cetner referred him to our partner hospital for further management and treatment. Through Watsi funding earlier this year, Hassani had a skin graft surgery that helped cover up the wound that was not healing on his face. He is now completely healed, but doctors are recommended that he have another surgery to help release a burn contracture around his left eye and place a skin graft. His parents are requesting support for the cost of treatment. Fortunately, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is helping Hasani receive treatment. On October 12th, surgeons at their care center will perform a burn contracture release surgery. The released skin will allow his eyes to close properly and reduce the chances of severe complications. Now, his family needs help to fund this $874 procedure. Hasani’s father says: “My son was able to have surgery which helped with the healing of his wound but he now needs another surgery which I can’t afford. Kindly help him.”

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