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Success! Jackson from Tanzania raised $1,088 to fund burn treatment on his foot.

Jackson
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Fully funded
Jackson's treatment was fully funded on June 2, 2021.

Photo of Jackson post-operation

June 17, 2021

Jackson underwent burn treatment on his foot.

Jackson had a successful surgery that helped correct his right foot, which had been badly injured in a fire accident. Through his surgery, the toes that couldn’t be saved due to the extent of the damage were amputated. Jackson is now be able to wear shoes and walk like his friends, instead of being barefoot because before he couldn’t put shoes on his right foot.

Jackson is grateful about his recovery, “Thank you for helping make my foot better so that I can wear shoes and walk more easily. I am looking forward to having my wound healed and getting back home.’’

Jackson had a successful surgery that helped correct his right foot, which had been badly injured in a fire accident. Through his surgery, t...

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April 22, 2021

Jackson is a nine-year-old boy from Tanzania. He is the fourth born child in a family of six children. Jackson is a hard-working boy both at home and school. He is currently in class three and his best subjects are Mathematics and Swahili. Due to his health condition, Jack is having a hard time walking and it continues to become more difficult as time goes on. When he is not at school, he helps to look after his father’s cattle. Jackson’s parents are livestock keepers who make a very humble income.

When Jackson was two years old, he fell off his bed. As he fell, his right leg went into the fireplace, which is usually next to the bed to keep the hut warm. At the time, his parents couldn’t take him to the hospital due to financial challenges and treated the burn wound using traditional herbal medication. His wound took a long time to heal.

Over the years, the skin around his right foot has contracted and pulls his toes upward, which makes putting shoes on very challenging for Jackson. His parents have to buy big, soft shoes so that he can go to school wearing shoes. Jackson often complains of pain after a long day of walking. Most of the times when he is home, he doesn’t like wearing shoes due to the pain and discomfort.

Through a mission organization, Jackson was referred to Plaster House at Arusha Lutheran Medical Centre to seek treatment help. Doctors recommend that Jackson undergo an amputation of two toes on his right foot in order to remove the pain and difficulty that he feels when walking and wearing shoes. Jackson’s parents cannot afford the treatment cost thus they are asking for help.

Jackson will be receiving assistance from our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare. He is scheduled to undergo surgery on April 23rd. African Mission Healthcare is requesting $1,088 to cover the total cost of his procedure and care. Once recovered, he will be free of pain and will soon be able to walk comfortably again.

Jackson shared, “I would like to be able to wear shoes and walk without feeling pain. I will be happy if am able to have this treatment.”

Jackson is a nine-year-old boy from Tanzania. He is the fourth born child in a family of six children. Jackson is a hard-working boy both at...

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Jackson's Timeline

  • April 22, 2021
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Jackson was submitted by Joan Kadagaya, Curative Medical Support Program-Partner Representative at African Mission Healthcare.

  • April 23, 2021
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Jackson 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.

  • April 28, 2021
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Jackson's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • June 2, 2021
    FULLY FUNDED

    Jackson's treatment was fully funded.

  • June 17, 2021
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Jackson's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 22 donors

Funded by 22 donors

Treatment
Amputation
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $1,088 for Jackson's treatment
Hospital Fees
$902
Medical Staff
$25
Medication
$11
Supplies
$98
Labs
$52

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