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

Onesiforo
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  • $832 raised, $0 to go
$832
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Onesiforo's treatment was fully funded on November 1, 2018.

Photo of Onesiforo post-operation

October 7, 2018

Onesiforo underwent burn repair surgery.

Onesiforo’s skin contracture release went well, and his arm was able to straighten. He is still going through regular dressings, but his arm is now looking good.

Onesiforo’s father says, “Thank you very much for helping my son. I am happy that he is now going to be able to use his arm again.”

Onesiforo’s skin contracture release went well, and his arm was able to straighten. He is still going through regular dressings, but his arm...

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September 6, 2018

Onesiforo is a young child from Tanzania. He is the youngest in a family of two. He is an active boy who loves to play with his brother. Onesiforo’s parents are small-scale farmers.

Last year, Onesiforo was sitting next to a fire when the cloth in which he was wrapped caught fire. Most parts of his stomach and hands were severely burned. The burns have turned into contractures, limiting his ability to use his right hand.

Fortunately, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is helping Onesiforo receive treatment. On September 6, surgeons at their care center will perform a burn contracture release surgery to help him use his right hand again and go back to school. Now, he needs help to fund this $832 procedure.

Onesiforo’s father says, “Since his arm healed and his skin contracted, he has not been able to use his right arm, making his life difficult. Please help my son get the needed surgery and be able to use his arm again.”

Onesiforo is a young child from Tanzania. He is the youngest in a family of two. He is an active boy who loves to play with his brother. One...

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Onesiforo's Timeline

  • September 6, 2018
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • September 07, 2018
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Onesiforo 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 22, 2018
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Onesiforo's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • October 07, 2018
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Onesiforo's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • November 01, 2018
    FULLY FUNDED

    Onesiforo's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 21 donors

Funded by 21 donors

Treatment
Contracture Release and Skin Graft
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $832 for Onesiforo's treatment
Hospital Fees
$660
Medical Staff
$20
Medication
$11
Supplies
$127
Labs
$14

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