Success! Anastazia from Tanzania raised $639 to fund burn contracture surgery to help her walk easily again.

Anastazia
$639
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Fully funded
Anastazia's treatment was fully funded on August 29, 2023.
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  • Anastazia's update
March 2, 2023

Photo of Anastazia post-operation

June 17, 2023

Anastazia underwent burn contracture surgery to help her walk easily again.

Anastazia had a successful surgery! She is recovering well in her post-op care. The nurses are helping dress the wound and sharing care inst...

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Anastazia's Timeline

  • March 2, 2023
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • March 2, 2023
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Anastazia 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 11, 2023
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Anastazia's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • June 17, 2023
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Anastazia's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • August 29, 2023
    FULLY FUNDED

    Anastazia's treatment was fully funded.

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Nak is the matriarch of a close-knit family consisting of six members. Widowed after the death of her husband, she lives with her oldest daughter, who works in a clothing factory, her son-in-law, and their children. She has a grandson in grade eight, a granddaughter in grade four, and a lively four-year-old who stays home with Nak. Since retiring from farming, Nak has taken responsibility for cooking and cleaning. Nak's health poses significant challenges. Diagnosed with diabetes six years ago, she battles the effects of a persistent wound on her left toe. There was an unfortunate incident with a penetrating injury from a thorn, which went untreated for a long time. She was referred to our medical partner, Children's Surgical Centre, for diagnosis and treatment. Doctors have diagnosed her with dry gangrene. The blood supply to her toe has been cut off due to her diabetes, and the toe has become dry and turned black. Nak is in pain and feels poorly. Although her diabetes is under control, she is weak and must use a wheelchair. Surgery is necessary to prevent the gangrene from spreading and to allow the surrounding healthy tissue to heal. To address the issue and avoid further pain, an amputation of her toe is proposed. Doctors plan to take her to surgery on January 2nd. Now her family needs help with the cost of her surgery and her care. Our medical partner is requesting $479. This will cover the procedure, post-operative hospitalization, medications, and physical therapy. Nak's daughter said: "After surgery, we hope she can walk easier with no pain, and no infection."

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