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Success! Pilaso from Tanzania raised $870 to treat burn complications.

Pilaso
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  • $870 raised, $0 to go
$870
raised
$0
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Fully funded
Pilaso's treatment was fully funded on October 7, 2016.
January 19, 2017

Pilaso received successful burn treatment.

Pilaso healed well after her surgery and rehabilitation. She is walking, running, and playing freely.

“I am so grateful and happy that Pilaso is moving better than she was,” says her mother. “Thank you.”

Pilaso healed well after her surgery and rehabilitation. She is walking, running, and playing freely. "I am so grateful and happy that Pi...

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October 3, 2016

Four-year-old Pilaso is the youngest of her mother’s four children, and lives with her father’s boma (group of huts) in Tanzania. She is a sweet child with a ready smile. Pilaso has started at a nearby nursery school and loves going there with her friends.

Pilaso sustained burns in 2015 when her clothes caught fire from the cooking fire in the hut. She was taken to the district hospital where she received basic care and dressing changes, but was left with contractures around her groin that inhibit her ability to walk.

$870 will cover the cost of surgery to release the contractures and repair the affected areas with skin grafts. This treatment will increase Pilaso’s functional independence and mobility.

Pilaso shares, “I want to be able to walk normally with my friends.”

Four-year-old Pilaso is the youngest of her mother's four children, and lives with her father's boma (group of huts) in Tanzania. She is a s...

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Pilaso's Timeline

  • October 3, 2016
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Pilaso was submitted by Sarah Rejman, Rehab Surgery Project Program Director at African Mission Healthcare, our medical partner in Tanzania.

  • October 4, 2016
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Pilaso received treatment at Arusha Lutheran Medical Centre (ALMC). 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 5, 2016
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Pilaso's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • October 7, 2016
    FULLY FUNDED

    Pilaso's treatment was fully funded.

  • January 19, 2017
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Pilaso's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 1 donor

Funded by 1 donor

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