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Joseph is a 10 year old from Tanzania who needs $832 to fund burn contracture release surgery.

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January 6, 2020

Joseph is a young boy from Tanzania. He is the fifth born child in a family of 7 children and also comes from a polygamous family and has 10 siblings inclusive of his step-siblings. His parents are small scale farmers in Northern Tanzania. His father often traverses into Kenya to sell Masai herbal medicine to supplement income and meet the daily demands of his big family.

When Joseph was two years old, he slipped by boiling tea in his mother’s hut. He suffered burns on his right hand and right side of his head. He spent several months in the hospital recuperating from the burns. Unfortunately, he healed with contractures on his right hand that has limited his ability to use his right hand. Joseph had surgery in October to release his wrist and now he needs to have another surgery to have his fingers released. Joseph is struggling to write in his class one studies due to contractures on his right hand. He has to learn how to write with his left hand.

Fortunately, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is helping Joseph receive treatment. On January 7th, surgeons at their care center will perform a burn contracture release surgery to he will be able to use his hand and even move his fingers independently. Now, he needs help to fund this $832 procedure.

Joseph says, “I like how my hand looks now, and I am able to use my hand to carry things. I hope that if I get another surgery it will look more okay.”

Joseph is a young boy from Tanzania. He is the fifth born child in a family of 7 children and also comes from a polygamous family and has 10...

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Joseph's Timeline

  • January 6, 2020
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Joseph was submitted by Joan Kadagaya, Curative Medical Support Program-Partner Representative at African Mission Healthcare, our medical partner in Tanzania.

  • January 07, 2020
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Joseph 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.

  • January 08, 2020
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Joseph's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • February 21, 2020
    AWAITING UPDATE

    Awaiting Joseph's treatment update from African Mission Healthcare.

  • TODAY
    AWAITING FUNDING

    Joseph is currently raising funds for his treatment.

Funded by 16 donors

Funded by 16 donors

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

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