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Success! Elias from Tanzania raised $639 to fund surgery to treat burn scarring on his foot.

Elias
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  • $639 raised, $0 to go
$639
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$0
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Fully funded
Elias's treatment was fully funded on March 15, 2022.

Photo of Elias post-operation

May 12, 2022

Elias underwent surgery to treat burn scarring on his foot.

Elias’ surgery was a success! Surgeons at Arusha Lutheran Medical Centre were able to release the burn scarring on Elias’s foot that had caused him a lot of discomfort, and his medical team shared that his post-surgical wound is healing well. Now, Elias will be able to walk and wear closed-toed shoes without any pain, and can continue to grow up without having to worry about his pain worsening. We hope you continue to explore the world around you as you get older, Elias! We’re rooting for you!

Elias’s mother says, “I can’t thank you enough, may God bless you all.”

Elias' surgery was a success! Surgeons at Arusha Lutheran Medical Centre were able to release the burn scarring on Elias's foot that had cau...

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February 9, 2022

Elias is a two-year-old boy who is already playful and curious. He loves to ask questions about anything he doesn’t understand. He wants to know about almost everything around him. Elias and his older brother live with their mother after their parents separated about one year ago due to family conflicts. His mother earns a living by selling vegetables, while his father works as a mechanic, and sends money on occasion for care and support.

When Elias was about one year old, he was outside playing with his older brother when he accidentally stepped into hot charcoal and sustained burns. Burn scar contractures have developed as he healed, which entails the tightening of the skin around his burns. As a result, Elias feels a lot of pain when he wears shoes on his left foot.

Fortunately, on February 10th, surgeons at our medical partner’s care center, Arusha Lutheran Medical Centre, will perform a burn contracture release surgery. With treatment, Elias will no longer be in pain, and will be able to wear shoes comfortably. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare, is asking for $639 to help fund Elias’s procedure.

Elias’s mother says, “He now does not enjoy wearing closed shoes due to the pain he goes through. Please help my son.”

Elias is a two-year-old boy who is already playful and curious. He loves to ask questions about anything he doesn’t understand. He wants to ...

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Elias's Timeline

  • February 9, 2022
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • February 11, 2022
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Elias 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.

  • February 14, 2022
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Elias's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • March 15, 2022
    FULLY FUNDED

    Elias's treatment was fully funded.

  • May 12, 2022
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Elias's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 16 donors

Funded by 16 donors

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

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