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Success! Parani from Tanzania raised $832 to fund burn repair surgery.

Parani
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  • $832 raised, $0 to go
$832
raised
$0
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Fully funded
Parani's treatment was fully funded on May 7, 2019.

Photo of Parani post-operation

April 8, 2019

Parani underwent burn repair surgery.

Parani’s surgery went well and he was able to have the skin contracture around his neck released.

Parani’s mother says, “Thank you very much for your help, you are God sent we don’t know what we would have done without your help. God bless you all.”

Parani’s surgery went well and he was able to have the skin contracture around his neck released. Parani’s mother says, “Thank you very m...

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March 4, 2019

Parani is a child from Tanzania. He is the first born child in a family of three children.

Last year, Parani fell into a fire and got burned around his chest and neck. The burn contractures limit his ability to move because of the tightening of the skin.

Fortunately, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is helping Parani receive treatment. On March 5, surgeons at their care center will perform a burn contracture release surgery to help him move his head easily again. Now, he needs help to fund this $832 procedure.

Parani’s mother says, “Thank you very much for coming in and helping our son we had no means of affording his daily dressing he now needs a surgery which we can’t afford to please help.”

Parani is a child from Tanzania. He is the first born child in a family of three children. Last year, Parani fell into a fire and got bu...

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Parani's Timeline

  • March 4, 2019
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • March 4, 2019
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Parani 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 7, 2019
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Parani's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • April 8, 2019
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Parani's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • May 7, 2019
    FULLY FUNDED

    Parani's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 41 donors

Treatment
Contracture Release and Skin Graft
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $832 for Parani's treatment
Hospital Fees
$660
Medical Staff
$20
Medication
$11
Supplies
$127
Labs
$14

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Dafroza

Dafroza is a mother of 7 and a small-scale farmer. Her husband passed away in May 2019 and left her a three-room mud house for shelter. Her eldest is 30 years old and her youngest is in the seventh grade. Over 20 years ago, Dafroza began to experience troubling symptoms, including a small painless neck swelling. It gradually started increasing in size and she decided to use herbs but they did not help. She shared that did not bother seeking medical attention because she knew it was too expensive. Currently, she loses her voice whenever she talks or sings for a long time, she can no longer eat comfortably, and has trouble breathing while farming and sleeping. She came to our medical partner's care center Rushoroza Hospital for a review by the doctor. She was diagnosed with a non-toxic goiter and the doctor advised her to have surgery for which she is seeking financial support. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare, is helping Dafroza receive treatment. She is scheduled to undergo a thyroidectomy on January 7th at our medical partner's care center. Surgeons will remove all or part of her thyroid gland. This procedure will cost $333, and she and her family need help raising money. Dafroza says, “I heard the news from a friend who had the same treatment from Rushoroza Hospital and is doing well and looking good currently. I pray that I may also be like my friend through surgery. I will be able to keep farming as soon as I get better.”

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$25raised
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