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Success! Giovann from Tanzania raised $608 to fund a contracture release.

Giovann
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  • $608 raised, $0 to go
$608
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Giovann's treatment was fully funded on October 31, 2019.

Photo of Giovann post-operation

November 10, 2019

Giovann underwent a contracture release.

Giovann’s Surgery went well and had his left foot which had been deformed due to amniotic banding corrected. This surgery will help his foot develop well and prevent his foot from further deformity as he grows up. He is still going on with regular dressings of his post-surgical wound which is showing good healing progress.

Giovann’s father says, “I am grateful for your help and support in correcting my son’s leg and giving him a chance to have a normal leg.”

Giovann’s Surgery went well and had his left foot which had been deformed due to amniotic banding corrected. This surgery will help his foot...

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September 24, 2019

Giovann is a baby from Tanzania. Giovann is the only child to his single mother. He has an amniotic band syndrome, where strands of the amniotic sac separate and entangle digits, limbs or other parts of the fetus. If not treated, the child’s leg will continue having deformities which will worsen as he grows causing stigma and discrimination. Giovann’s mother is not employed making it hard for her to provide for her son. They live with her aunt who sells vegetables outside her rented guest house. Giovann requires surgery in our facility but the mother is not able to raise funds needed. She appeals for help.

Fortunately, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is helping Giovann receive treatment. On September 24th, surgeons at their care center will perform a burn contracture release surgery to allow the strangled tibia to be released allowing easier ambulation of the child. Now, he needs help to fund this $608 procedure.

Giovann’s mother says, “I am unable to afford my son’s needed surgery due to financial challenges please help my son so that he can be able to have his leg corrected.”

Giovann is a baby from Tanzania. Giovann is the only child to his single mother. He has an amniotic band syndrome, where strands of the amni...

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Giovann's Timeline

  • September 24, 2019
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Giovann was submitted by Robert Kariuki, Process Coordinator at African Mission Healthcare, our medical partner in Tanzania.

  • September 24, 2019
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Giovann 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.

  • September 27, 2019
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Giovann's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • October 31, 2019
    FULLY FUNDED

    Giovann's treatment was fully funded.

  • November 10, 2019
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Giovann's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 7 donors

Funded by 7 donors

Treatment
Single Contracture Release
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $608 for Giovann's treatment
Hospital Fees
$460
Medical Staff
$20
Medication
$11
Supplies
$103
Labs
$14

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