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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
raised
$0
to go
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, our medical partner in Tanzania.

  • November 11, 2020
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Brighton 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.

  • 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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