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Success! Naomi from Tanzania raised $874 to fund burn surgery on her left hand.

Naomi
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  • $874 raised, $0 to go
$874
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Fully funded
Naomi's treatment was fully funded on December 25, 2020.

Photo of Naomi post-operation

January 7, 2021

Naomi underwent burn surgery on her left hand.

Naomi has had a successful surgery for her wrist, which she couldn’t move making her not able to use her hand in her daily life activities. Through this treatment, Naomi will finally be able to use her hand like other children without limitation. She is currently recovering and doing well, and is receiving daily dressing changes so that her wound heals without infection.

Naomi’s mother told us, “God bless you all for accepting to help treat my daughter so that she can be able to use her hand to carry out her daily activities. Thank you very much.”

Naomi has had a successful surgery for her wrist, which she couldn’t move making her not able to use her hand in her daily life activities. ...

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November 30, 2020

Naomi is a 6-year-old girl from Tanzania and the youngest to her mother who has five children. Naomi’s father is polygamous with three wives with a total of thirteen children in their family. Her parents have a few cattle which they depend on for daily living. Naomi is a playful girl and always wants to take part in daily home activities, but most of the time she can’t due to her disability and how much she struggles using her hand.

At the age of four months, Naomi was left by her mother sleeping as she went outside. She had left a fire burning close to the bed to keep their hut warm when Naomi rolled and fell into it. Her mother heard her cry and ran to her rescue. She sustained severe burns around her head and face, left hand, left foot, and around her stomach. Currently, she can’t use her left hand because it has contracted from the burn scar making it impossible for her to straighten and use it.

Fortunately, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is helping Naomi receive treatment. On December 1st, surgeons at their care center will perform a burn contracture release surgery. She will be able to straighten her hand and use it after she heals from surgery. Now, her family needs help to fund this $874 procedure.

Naomi’s mother shared: “My daughter is very hard working but her hand limits her a lot and I feel bad seeing her struggling to carry out her daily life activities. Please help treat her.”

Naomi is a 6-year-old girl from Tanzania and the youngest to her mother who has five children. Naomi's father is polygamous with three wives...

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Naomi's Timeline

  • November 30, 2020
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • December 1, 2020
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Naomi's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • December 15, 2020
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Naomi 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 25, 2020
    FULLY FUNDED

    Naomi's treatment was fully funded.

  • January 7, 2021
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Naomi's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 29 donors

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

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