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Success! Loleku from Tanzania raised $608 to fund burn contracture release.

Loleku
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  • $608 raised, $0 to go
$608
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Fully funded
Loleku's treatment was fully funded on October 13, 2019.

Photo of Loleku post-operation

November 10, 2019

Loleku underwent burn contracture release.

Loleku had a successful surgery that has helped correct the contracture that was on his left groin. He couldn’t Squat due to the contracture and visiting the toilet was very challenging for him. Through this treatment, he will be able to walk and squat easily. He is still on post-surgical regular wound dressing and his wound is not looking good. He will need skin graft in soon.

Loleku’s father says, “Thank you very much for treating my son God bless you.”

Loleku had a successful surgery that has helped correct the contracture that was on his left groin. He couldn’t Squat due to the contracture...

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September 24, 2019

Loleku is a friendly boy from Tanzania. Loleku is a four-year-old friendly boy, the firstborn to his mother and forth born to his father. His father has two wives and six children. Loleku suffered severe burns when he was one year old. His Masai clothing caught fire as he, together with his other siblings, were warming themselves in the open fire. His mother, who was out milking the cows, heard the cries and fortunately managed to put out the fire. However, Loleku sustained burns on his chest, stomach and pelvis. He spent 8 months in the hospital, where at one point his parents thought they would lose him. Fortunate for them, Loleku got better and was discharged. Loleku healed with contractures on his pelvis area making it difficult to use the toilet. He was brought to our facility when the father heard of visiting plastic surgeons and upon review, surgery was recommended. Loleku’s parents are small scale farmers with little income to meet the total medical cost. The father sold some cows to settle the 8-month hospital bill. Currently, they are not able to pay for the planned surgery. they appeal for financial assistance.

Fortunately, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is helping Loleku receive treatment. On September 25th, surgeons at their care center will perform a burn contracture release surgery to The release will allow Loleku use the toilet with ease. Now, he needs help to fund this $608 procedure.

Loleku’s father says, “Please help my son this problem is going to bring stigma to him when he is grown up.”

Loleku is a friendly boy from Tanzania. Loleku is a four-year-old friendly boy, the firstborn to his mother and forth born to his father. Hi...

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Loleku's Timeline

  • September 24, 2019
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Loleku was submitted by Robert Kariuki, Process Coordinator at African Mission Healthcare, our medical partner in Tanzania.

  • September 25, 2019
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Loleku 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.

  • September 29, 2019
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Loleku's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • October 13, 2019
    FULLY FUNDED

    Loleku's treatment was fully funded.

  • November 10, 2019
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Loleku's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 10 donors

Funded by 10 donors

Treatment
Single Contracture Release
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $608 for Loleku's treatment
Hospital Fees
$460
Medical Staff
$20
Medication
$11
Supplies
$103
Labs
$14

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