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Success! Abraham from Tanzania raised $1,035 to fund an amputation.

Abraham
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  • $1,035 raised, $0 to go
$1,035
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Abraham's treatment was fully funded on June 3, 2018.

Photo of Abraham post-operation

May 2, 2018

Abraham underwent an amputation.

Abraham is doing well. This treatment will allow him to walk and attend school.

Abraham’s grandmother says, “Thank you for helping to treat my grandson, God bless you all for helping us.”

Abraham is doing well. This treatment will allow him to walk and attend school. Abraham’s grandmother says, “Thank you for helping to tre...

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April 17, 2018

Abraham is a two-year-old boy from Tanzania. His father is a farmer, and his mother stays home to take care of him.

He was born healthy but suffered a terrible fire accident when he was one month old. While sleeping, he fell out of bed and rolled. His right foot landed on the ashes of the burning fire. This injury left him with a contracture, whereby his toes have attached to his tibia. Now, he cannot straighten his leg, which is painful and prevents him from walking.

Abraham needs to undergo a foot amputation. After recovery, he will be able to walk with a prosthesis. Surgery is scheduled for April 20, and his family needs help raising $1,035 to fund the procedure.

Abraham’s grandmother says, “I am grateful that my grandson will get this treatment and that he will be able to walk without difficulty or pain. Please help him.”

Abraham is a two-year-old boy from Tanzania. His father is a farmer, and his mother stays home to take care of him. He was born healthy b...

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Abraham's Timeline

  • April 17, 2018
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Abraham was submitted by Robert Kariuki, Process Coordinator at African Mission Healthcare.

  • April 17, 2018
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Abraham's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • April 24, 2018
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Abraham received treatment at Arusha Lutheran Medical Centre (ALMC) in Tanzania. 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.

  • May 2, 2018
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Abraham's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • June 3, 2018
    FULLY FUNDED

    Abraham's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 14 donors

Funded by 14 donors

Treatment
Amputation
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $1,035 for Abraham's treatment
Hospital Fees
$849
Medical Staff
$25
Medication
$11
Supplies
$98
Labs
$52

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Shwe

Shwe is a 24-year-old woman who lives with her family in Burma and enjoys listening to Burmese pop music! Shwe previously worked in a factory, but she had to stop working last December when her health began to deteriorate. Her brother and stepfather both work as agricultural day laborers, and her sister-in-law and mother are both homemakers. The rest of her siblings are all waiting for schools to reopen so they can return to their studies. The schools were closed in February of 2021 following the Mayanmar military coup. About a year and a half ago, Shwe began to experience pain in her chest, as well as fatigue. She initially did not think that her symptoms were serious, but this changed after she fainted at work a few months later. After receiving an echocardiogram, she was diagnosed with mitral valve, aortic valve, and tricuspid valve regurgitation, which are all cardiac conditions that occur when the specified valve does not close properly. As a result, she experiences difficulty breathing, a rapid heartbeat, a lack of appetite, and trouble sleeping. She also feels very tired when walking longer distances. Shwe now needs cardiac surgery to help alleviate her symptoms and allow her to live more comfortably and confidently. However, once the doctor told her and her family the cost of surgery, they left the hospital because they could not pay for Shwe's needed procedure. Fortunately, they happened to meet a taxi driver who kindly told them about our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund (BCMF). BCMF is now helping Shwe undergo cardiac surgery on August 12th at Pun Hlaing Hospital. Shwe and her family need your support to fund this $1,500 procedure. Shwe says, “When I recover fully, I will go back to work and work hard. I will save my money and support my family.”

63% funded

63%funded
$958raised
$542to go

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