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Success! Godlisten from Tanzania raised $870 for skin graft surgery to treat burns.

Godlisten
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$870
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Fully funded
Godlisten's treatment was fully funded on March 11, 2016.

Photo of Godlisten post-operation

April 10, 2016

Godlisten received successful burn treatment.

“Godlisten is doing well. Contracture release with full thickness graft was done successfully. There was 80% take on skin grafting. Godlisten continues with alternate day wound dressing and he will soon start using a splint. Complete recovery will allow Godlisten to have a more functional hand,” reports our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation.

“I am very thankful for the financial support,” Godlisten’s mother shares. “My son’s hand looks better than before. I hope when the wound heals he will be able to move his wrist and better use his right hand.”

"Godlisten is doing well. Contracture release with full thickness graft was done successfully. There was 80% take on skin grafting. Godliste...

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February 9, 2016

Godlisten was born in Tanzania on May 15th, 2015. After praying for a baby for a long time, his mother named him “God-listen” because her prayers were answered when she was able to have a child.

When Godlisten was two months old, his sister was carrying him near some boiling tea. The chair gave way as she sat down, and Godlisten’s hand went straight into the boiling tea. The tea spilled on both of them and they incurred severe burns.

Godlisten can no longer use his right hand due to a severe burn scar contracture on his wrist and hand. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation (AMHF), shares, “Left untreated, Godlisten will have a non-functioning right hand, which will affect his ability to perform various activities as he continues to grow.”

Godlisten’s father works as a security guard at a privately owned company. Godlisten’s mother used to sell secondhand clothes, fry and sell donuts, and crochet, but she no longer works. The whole family now relies on Godlisten’s father’s salary, which is not enough to cover their basic needs or Godlisten’s treatment.

With $870, Godlisten will receive a contracture release and skin graft. Afterwards, Godlisten will be able to use his hand normally.

“It is a miracle that my son is alive. I give thanks and pray for another miracle that his hand can be straightened so that he can use it normally,” Godlisten’s mother shares.

Godlisten was born in Tanzania on May 15th, 2015. After praying for a baby for a long time, his mother named him “God-listen” because her pr...

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Godlisten's Timeline

  • February 9, 2016
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • February 10, 2016
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Godlisten 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 08, 2016
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Godlisten's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • March 11, 2016
    FULLY FUNDED

    Godlisten's treatment was fully funded.

  • April 10, 2016
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Godlisten's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 8 donors

Funded by 8 donors

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