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Noah is a lovable 3-year-old boy from Tanzania who needs $874 to fund burn contracture surgery and skin graft on his left arm.

Noah
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  • $464 raised, $409 to go
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October 11, 2022

Noah is a young boy from Ngarenanyuki, a small village in the rural parts of Arusha, Tanzania. He is a member of a big family with seven siblings. His father is a livestock keeper and at their home, the young children are responsible for helping around with light house chores.

In 2021, Noah was in the kitchen with some of his siblings, and he accidentally fell into a pot of boiling water. He was badly burnt on his left side of the elbow near the chest. His parents provided first aid to Noah, because they live in a remote area, and it was hard for them to get to the nearest hospital. Noah’s wounds healed eventually, but left him with a burn scar contracture. The contractures tighten the skin around the burn area, and it is difficult to move his hand.

Noah came to our center during a medical camp and was assessed to find out if he was fit for the required treatment to help with the burn scar contracture. Noah’s parents cannot afford treatment and are appealing for help.

Fortunately, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is helping Noah receive treatment. On October 12th, surgeons at their care center will perform a burn contracture release surgery to release the tightening and help him move his hand easily. Now, he needs help to fund this $874 procedure.

Noah’s mother says, “I was worried that that my boy will grow up with that deformity but with what I have seen here, he is going to be better.”

Noah is a young boy from Ngarenanyuki, a small village in the rural parts of Arusha, Tanzania. He is a member of a big family with seven sib...

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Noah's Timeline

  • October 11, 2022
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Noah was submitted by Ruth Kanyeria, SAFE Program Coordinator at African Mission Healthcare.

  • October 13, 2022
    TREATMENT SCHEDULED

    Noah was scheduled to receive 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.

  • October 16, 2022
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Noah's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • TODAY
    AWAITING FUNDING

    Noah is currently raising funds for his treatment.

  • TBD
    AWAITING UPDATE

    Awaiting Noah's treatment update from African Mission Healthcare.

Funded by 22 donors

Funded by 22 donors

Treatment
Contracture Release and Skin Graft
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $874 for Noah's treatment
Hospital Fees
$660
Medical Staff
$20
Medication
$11
Supplies
$127
Labs
$14
Other
$42

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