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Success! Ally from Tanzania raised $870 to treat burn complications.

Ally
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Fully funded
Ally's treatment was fully funded on October 7, 2016.

Photo of Ally post-operation

November 4, 2016

Ally received successful burn treatment.

Ally had surgery and is undergoing rehabilitation at Plaster House, a Watsi partner care center. He is slowly making progress and will begin exercises to regain full function of his arms.

“When I fully heal, I will be a better footballer,” Ally shared.

Ally had surgery and is undergoing rehabilitation at Plaster House, a Watsi partner care center. He is slowly making progress and will begin...

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October 2, 2016

Ally is a thirteen-year-old boy and the youngest of eleven children to his parents, who are small scale farmers in Dodoma, Tanzania. Ally was burnt in a cooking fire when he was very small - he cannot recollect what age he was exactly. Ally’s parents have not sought out treatment for him previously because they have been fearful of the cost.

Ally’s elbow, hand, wrist, and fingers have all been affected by the burns he suffered. He is only in the first class at school because of limited arm and hand function. Ally was identified through the Plaster House (a Watsi partner center) outreach program and referred to Arusha for care of his burnt arm and hand.

Ally needs surgery to have contracture (skin tightening) release and skin grafts. This surgery and subsequent rehabilitation will return a lot of functional movement to his arm and hand.

Ally shared, “When I grow up I would like to be a teacher of nursery school, I am happy that I will be able to use my arm.”

Ally is a thirteen-year-old boy and the youngest of eleven children to his parents, who are small scale farmers in Dodoma, Tanzania. Ally wa...

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Ally's Timeline

  • October 2, 2016
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Ally was submitted by Sarah Rejman, Rehab Surgery Project Program Director at African Mission Healthcare, our medical partner in Tanzania.

  • October 3, 2016
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Ally received treatment at Arusha Lutheran Medical Centre (ALMC). 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.

  • October 4, 2016
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Ally's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • October 7, 2016
    FULLY FUNDED

    Ally's treatment was fully funded.

  • November 4, 2016
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Ally's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 3 donors

Funded by 3 donors

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Meet another patient you can support

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Neema

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.”

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