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Success! Ivan from Tanzania raised $874 to fund a burn treatment.

Ivan
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  • $874 raised, $0 to go
$874
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Ivan's treatment was fully funded on December 24, 2020.

Photo of Ivan post-operation

January 9, 2021

Ivan underwent a burn treatment.

Ivan had a successful surgery that has helped release his wrist that had contracted after being involved in a fire accident. Through this treatment, Ivan will be able to move his wrist, which he couldn’t do before this treatment. He is still receiving daily dressing changes and his surgical wound is healing really well. His mother is grateful and feeling relieved that he is doing so much better. Later as he grows, he will need to have his fingers corrected so that he can have full use of his hand in the future.

Ivan’s mother says, “Thank you very much because this wouldn’t have been possible without your funding help. My son is doing well and recovering.”

Ivan had a successful surgery that has helped release his wrist that had contracted after being involved in a fire accident. Through this tr...

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December 10, 2020

Ivan is a three-year-old boy from Tanzania. He loves playing with his friends, and doesn’t like staying indoors - sometimes, his mother has to force him to rest when he wants to play.

Ivan is unable to use his right hand after being involved in a fire accident earlier this year in April. Ivan was outside playing with his friends, and his mother had put a pot of beans cooking on the stove. When it started raining, Ivan came back running into the house and slipped on the wet floor. His right hand went into the pot, burning him badly. Ivan’s family took him to the hospital right away for treatment. It took time for his wounds to heal but eventually, they did. However, the burns healed with contractures, which make him unable to straighten his fingers and limit movement around his wrist.

Ivan has been scheduled to have surgery, but his parents are unable to afford the treatment cost. Both of his parents have a small business of making and selling local soap, and they also make a living by selling fish. Their income is small, and they do not earn enough for Ivan’s cost of care. They appeal for financial support.

Fortunately, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is helping Ivan receive treatment. On December 11th, surgeons at their care center will perform a burn contracture release surgery to allow Ivan to use his hand with ease. Once healed, he will be able to use his hand to care for himself, and learn to write when he starts school. Now, he needs help to fund this $874 procedure.

Ivan’s mother shared, “Please help my son to get this treatment so that he can be able to write when he starts school. I am not able to afford his needed treatment, please help us.”

Ivan is a three-year-old boy from Tanzania. He loves playing with his friends, and doesn’t like staying indoors - sometimes, his mother has ...

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Ivan's Timeline

  • December 10, 2020
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Ivan was submitted by Robert Kariuki, Process Coordinator at African Mission Healthcare.

  • December 13, 2020
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Ivan's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • December 18, 2020
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Ivan 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.

  • December 24, 2020
    FULLY FUNDED

    Ivan's treatment was fully funded.

  • January 9, 2021
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Ivan's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 22 donors

Funded by 22 donors

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

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