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.