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Success! Malacky from Tanzania raised $832 to fund burn repair surgery.

Malacky
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  • $832 raised, $0 to go
$832
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Malacky's treatment was fully funded on April 30, 2019.

Photo of Malacky post-operation

April 8, 2019

Malacky underwent burn repair surgery.

Malacky had a successful surgery which has helped release the contracture around his neck.

Malacky says, “I am happy now will be able to move my neck with ease, thank you very much.”

Malacky had a successful surgery which has helped release the contracture around his neck. Malacky says, “I am happy now will be able to ...

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March 4, 2019

Malacky is a student from Tanzania. He is the seventh in a family of nine children.

When he was five years old, Malacky was accidentally burned with hot boiling porridge. He sustained extensive burns to his neck and chest. He is not able to move his head freely.

Fortunately, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is helping Malacky receive treatment. On March 4, surgeons at their care center will perform a burn contracture release surgery so he will be able to move his head freely again. Now, he needs help to fund this $832 procedure.

Malacky says, “I want to be able to eat without food coming out of my mouth as I chew, I will be very happy to look normal like my friends. Please help me get this treatment.”

Malacky is a student from Tanzania. He is the seventh in a family of nine children. When he was five years old, Malacky was accidentally...

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Malacky's Timeline

  • February 05, 2019
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Malacky 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.

  • March 4, 2019
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Malacky was submitted by Joan Kadagaya, Curative Medical Support Program-Partner Representative at African Mission Healthcare, our medical partner in Tanzania.

  • March 07, 2019
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Malacky's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • April 08, 2019
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Malacky's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • April 30, 2019
    FULLY FUNDED

    Malacky'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 $832 for Malacky's treatment
Hospital Fees
$660
Medical Staff
$20
Medication
$11
Supplies
$127
Labs
$14

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$120raised
$415to go

Meet another patient you can support

100% of your donation funds life-changing surgery.

Solomon

Solomon is a young boy from Kenya who four months ago was diagnosed with a right undescended testis. This is a condition where testis are not in a scrotal sac as expected in a baby boy soon after birth. Solomon arrived at the hospital today in the company of his mother and grandmother. His mother walks in with a limp and a crutch for support. Solomon is quick to grab a seat for his mother, something that depicts how respectful he is. While giving him a bath recently, Solomon’s mother noticed a slight swell on his groin which was painful. Solomon confessed that it had been there for some time but really never bothered him. Solomon’s mother took him to the nearest hospital where he was diagnosed and surgery recommended. Solomon was diagnosed with cryptorchidism, a condition in which one or both of the testicles remains undescended. The cost of surgery was however way too high for them to cover. Recently, a friend advised that they visit Watsi Partner BethanyKids Kijabe where they could better access financial assistance. The diagnosis has been confirmed and surgery is advised. If not treated, Solomon is at a risk of suffering fertility issues, testicular cancer and/ or inguinal hernia. Solomon is the firstborn of three children and lives with his parents and siblings in a one-room house in Central Kenya. While Kenya has a national health insurance system, his parents have passed difficulties that have led to them to defaulting on NHIF premiums for quite some time--a situation that is common in Kenya. However, the hospital team counseled them on its importance and they promised to try and keep up with the payments. The little savings the family had were exhausted in getting treatment for Solomon’s mother who was involved in an accident sometimes back. Solomon’s father, the sole breadwinner, practices subsistence farming and at times takes up casual farming jobs to sustain his family’s needs. They are therefore appealing for help towards Solomon’s surgical care. Solomon will be receiving assistance from our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation (AMHF). Fortunately, he is scheduled to undergo corrective surgery on January 30th. AMHF is requesting $535 to cover the total cost of his procedure and care. “I want to be a teacher when I grow up,” says Solomon.

22% funded

22%funded
$120raised
$415to go