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Success! Elibariki from Tanzania raised $639 to fund surgery so he can walk and attend school.

Elibariki
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$639
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Fully funded
Elibariki's treatment was fully funded on July 22, 2022.

Photo of Elibariki post-operation

July 28, 2022

Elibariki underwent surgery so he can walk and attend school.

Elibariki’s surgery went well and had his left foot corrected successfully. His foot was making wearing shoes and walking painful, exhausting, and challenging. Through this surgery Elibariki will now wear shoes and walk with ease. This will also give him a chance to join a school that he couldn’t start because of his difficulty walking.

Elibariki’s father says, “Now that he has had his foot corrected, I am going to work hard and have him start school like his age mates.”

Elibariki’s surgery went well and had his left foot corrected successfully. His foot was making wearing shoes and walking painful, exhaustin...

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March 15, 2022

Elibariki is a playful and friends 10-year-old boy. He is the third born child in a family of five children. Elibariki has not started school yet because his parents shared that he cannot walk for a long distance due to his foot. The only school in their village is a long-distance walk for Elibariki and too far for him to manage. Elibariki’s parents are small-scale farmers who depend entirely on their harvest for their food and sell a few of the harvest to get money for other commodities.

Elibariki was involved in a fire accident when he was three years old. At home, they have an open fireplace outside their house that serves as a cooking area. His mother had prepared breakfast that morning and there were still a few charcoals burning below the hot ashes. Elibariki and his siblings were playing around the fireplace when Elibariki accidentally stepped into the fire with his left foot. Access to medical care was out of reach for their family, so his parents treated him using herbal medicines. Now he is having difficulty walking.

Fortunately, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare, is helping Elibariki receive treatment. On March 15th, surgeons at their care center will perform a burn contracture release surgery and he will be able to walk much better and without pain and discomfort. Now, their family needs help to fund this $639 procedure.

Elibariki’s father says, “We always hoped one day we would find the money to take him to a hospital.”

Elibariki is a playful and friends 10-year-old boy. He is the third born child in a family of five children. Elibariki has not started schoo...

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Elibariki's Timeline

  • March 15, 2022
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • March 15, 2022
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Elibariki 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 15, 2022
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Elibariki's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • July 22, 2022
    FULLY FUNDED

    Elibariki's treatment was fully funded.

  • July 28, 2022
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Elibariki's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 15 donors

Funded by 15 donors

Treatment
Single Contracture Release
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $639 for Elibariki's treatment
Hospital Fees
$460
Medical Staff
$20
Medication
$11
Supplies
$103
Labs
$14
Other
$31

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