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Success! Brighton from Tanzania raised $1,088 to fund foot surgery and burn treatment.

Brighton
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  • $1,088 raised, $0 to go
$1,088
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$0
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Fully funded
Brighton's treatment was fully funded on December 10, 2020.

Photo of Brighton post-operation

December 11, 2020

Brighton underwent foot surgery and burn treatment.

Brighton had a successful surgery that has helped correct his foot which had been deformed after being involved in a fire accident. Due to the burn contracture, he was unable to walk well and couldn’t wear a shoe on his right foot. Through this treatment, Brighton will be able to walk well without the challenges and pain he was going through.

Brighton’s mother says, “Thank you very much for saving our son from the difficulty and pain he was going through due to his foot condition by helping fund his treatment cost. God bless you so much.”

Brighton had a successful surgery that has helped correct his foot which had been deformed after being involved in a fire accident. Due to t...

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November 9, 2020

Brighton is three-year-old boy and the youngest in his family of nine children. Brighton is a friendly and playful boy. Brighton’s parents have been wanting to enroll him in school and start kindergarten but they are concerned because Brighton’s right foot is deformed after being involved in a fire accident two years ago, making walking for him difficult.

Brighton was left at home sleeping while his mother went out to fetch water. His older siblings were inside the house playing and one of them took a matchbox and started playing with it. The fire caught the bed in which Brighton was sleeping in. The oldest child seeing the fire ran and called their mother who rushed in to save Brighton. He was saved, though he sustained burns on his right foot and was rushed to the hospital.

Thankfully Brighton was treated, his wound healed, and was able to walk. However as time went on the scars around his foot contracted to pull on his toes, deforming his foot and making it difficult for him to walk well. His parents tried to seek treatment for him but the cost turned out to be expensive for them to afford. Both parents are small scale farmers and their income is not enough to support the family and cover Brighton’s treatment cost. They are asking for help.

Brighton’s mother says, “We would love to see our son’s foot well so that he can be able to walk like other normal children, but the cost of treatment is too high for us to afford. Please help us.”

Brighton is three-year-old boy and the youngest in his family of nine children. Brighton is a friendly and playful boy. Brighton's parents h...

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Brighton's Timeline

  • November 9, 2020
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • November 11, 2020
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Brighton 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.

  • November 13, 2020
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Brighton's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • December 10, 2020
    FULLY FUNDED

    Brighton's treatment was fully funded.

  • December 11, 2020
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Brighton's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Treatment
Amputation
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $1,088 for Brighton's treatment
Hospital Fees
$902
Medical Staff
$25
Medication
$11
Supplies
$98
Labs
$52

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Jayden

Jayden is an active, curious 9-month-old baby. He is the only child in his family. His father is a laborer in a construction site, but work is hard to come by due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In 2019, his mother found a job as teacher in a private school but also lost her job as a consequence of the pandemic. The family currently lives in a rented house on the outskirts of Nairobi. When Jayden was born, his mother noticed that he was not passing urine properly. Before they were discharged home from the hospital, she shared her concern with the doctor who assured her that it was only a temporary condition. Despite the assurance from the doctor, she still had her own doubts. Five months later, there was no improvements in how Jayden was passing urine. So she took him to a local facility for examination and the doctor diagnosed him with hypospadias, or urinary dysfunction, and Jayden was referred to our medical partner's care center, BethanyKids Hospital, for treatment. Upon arrival, he was examined again and the doctor scheduled him for a hypospadias repair surgery. Jayden's parents have National Health Insurance (NHIF), but their request for coverage was rejected. The hospital's social worker then referred their family to Watsi to get help for his treatment. Jayden is now scheduled to undergo corrective surgery on June 28th to address his uncomfortable symptoms and possible future complications. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $735 to cover the total cost of his procedure and care. Jayden’s mother shares her concern, “It was a hard time for us when NHIF rejected our request. We had started to learn to live with the fact that Jayden may stay for a long time before he could be treated as we are not financially stable.”

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$588raised
$147to go

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