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Success! Neema from Tanzania raised $1,088 to fund surgery so she can use her hand more easily.

Neema
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  • $1,088 raised, $0 to go
$1,088
raised
$0
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Fully funded
Neema's treatment was fully funded on June 6, 2021.

Photo of Neema post-operation

April 11, 2021

Neema underwent surgery so she can use her hand more easily.

Neema has had a successful surgery that has helped correct her left hand, which she previously was not able to use. As a result of this surgery, Neema will be able to use both of her hands, which has made her family feel both relieved and hopeful.

Neema’s mother shared, “Without your help, this would not have been possible, thank you very much and God bless you all.”

Neema has had a successful surgery that has helped correct her left hand, which she previously was not able to use. As a result of this surg...

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March 3, 2021

Neema is a 5-year-old girl and the firstborn to her mother who has three children. Neema started kindergarten earlier this year. She is a hard-working girl for her age, and looks after her siblings when her mother goes out to work on the farm. She also likes to help her mother clean their home and wash dishes.

Neema was involved in a fire accident when she was one year old. She had been left in the care of an older child when her parents went out to work on the farm. As the children were playing, Neema walked into a dying fire that had been started to burn cow dung from the cattle shed. She was rescued by a passer-by and was rushed to the hospital, where she was admitted for two months. Neema’s wounds healed, but contractures formed on a finger on her right-hand and the toes on her right foot. Her feet and toes are especially painful when she wears shoes and walks for a long distance.

Neema’s parents are not able to afford the cost of her procedure that will help to treat her contractures. They depend solely on livestock keeping and small scale farming for a living. Neema’s parents had not been able to seek treatment for their daughter earlier due to the remoteness of their village, lack of proper medical facilities, and financial challenges. They appeal for help and support for their daughter’s surgery.

Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare, is helping Neema receive treatment. She is scheduled to undergo surgery to free up her thumb for better movement and amputate her littlest finger at our medical partner’s care center. This procedure will cost $1,088, and she and her family need help raising money.

Neema’s father shared, “The fire accident has left my daughter with a disability. We hope for her to get treated but we cannot afford the cost. Please help us.”

Neema is a 5-year-old girl and the firstborn to her mother who has three children. Neema started kindergarten earlier this year. She is a ha...

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Neema's Timeline

  • March 3, 2021
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • March 4, 2021
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Neema 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.

  • March 5, 2021
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Neema's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • April 11, 2021
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Neema's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • June 6, 2021
    FULLY FUNDED

    Neema's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 32 donors

Funded by 32 donors

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

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