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Success! Lengai from Tanzania raised $874 to fund a surgery so he can use his right hand.

Lengai
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  • $874 raised, $0 to go
$874
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Lengai's treatment was fully funded on June 6, 2021.

Photo of Lengai post-operation

June 21, 2021

Lengai underwent a surgery so he can use his right hand.

Lengai has had a successful surgery to release two fingers on his right hand that were joined together from birth. Lengai can now use all of his right-hand fingers to carry out his daily activities without difficulty.

Lengai’s mother says, “God bless you so much for treating my son. Without your help this wouldn’t have been possible. Thank you very much.”

Lengai has had a successful surgery to release two fingers on his right hand that were joined together from birth. Lengai can now use all of...

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May 6, 2021

Lengai is a 7-year-old boy and the last born of four children. Lengai is a friendly and playful boy who is of age to attend kindergarten. He wants to go to school like his siblings, but due to a deformity on his right foot, he is not able to walk the long distance to and from school. Lengai’s parents work as livestock keepers to make a living for their family.

Lengai was born with a congenital deformity called syndactyly on his right foot and the fingers of his right hand. As a result, he cannot walk without pain, and is not able to move and use his fingers easily. Lengai’s parents noticed his condition early on in his life, but due to the distance from their village to the nearest clinic, and the high cost of care, they were not able to seek treatment for him. Through a mission organization, Lengai was referred to our medical partner’s care center, the Plaster House, for treatment. Lengai has been scheduled to have surgery on his right fingers so that he can use his hand in carrying out his daily life activities. Soon after, he will undergo treatment to correct his right foot.

Fortunately, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is helping Lengai receive treatment. On May 7th, surgeons at their care center will perform his hand surgery. Once recovered, he will be able to use his fingers with ease. Now, Lengai needs help to fund this $874 procedure.

Lengai’s mother shared, “We were unable to seek treatment for our son not because we were okay seeing our son struggling to walk and use his right-hand fingers, but instead because of life’s hardships. Please help our son.”

Lengai is a 7-year-old boy and the last born of four children. Lengai is a friendly and playful boy who is of age to attend kindergarten. He...

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Lengai's Timeline

  • May 6, 2021
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Lengai was submitted by Edward Mugane, Impact Assessment Coordinator at African Mission Healthcare.

  • May 7, 2021
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Lengai 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.

  • May 10, 2021
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Lengai's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • June 6, 2021
    FULLY FUNDED

    Lengai's treatment was fully funded.

  • June 21, 2021
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Lengai's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 12 donors

Funded by 12 donors

Treatment
Contracture Release and Skin Graft
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $874 for Lengai's treatment
Hospital Fees
$660
Medical Staff
$20
Medication
$11
Supplies
$127
Labs
$14
Other
$42

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