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Success! Queen from Tanzania raised $874 to fund a burn contracture release surgery.

Queen
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  • $874 raised, $0 to go
$874
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$0
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Fully funded
Queen's treatment was fully funded on November 1, 2021.

Photo of Queen post-operation

September 17, 2021

Queen underwent a burn contracture release surgery.

Queen’s surgery was a success, and she is healing well! Her left knee was released from contraction, and Queen will be able to straighten her leg once again. Upon recovery, she will be able to stand and walk and carry out her daily life activities without limitation.

Queen’s aunt says, “We are happy that her left leg has been corrected and she is doing fine. We hope once she finishes her treatment, she will be able to get back on her feet because it has been a long time since she lost the ability to stand and walk. Thank you.”

Queen's surgery was a success, and she is healing well! Her left knee was released from contraction, and Queen will be able to straighten he...

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August 4, 2021

Queen is a six-year-old girl and the first born child in a family of two children. She and her younger brother are cared for by their grandparents as their mother sadly passed away in 2018 and their father is absent. Queen has been happily helping her grandmother with little home chores like washing dishes, sweeping the compound, and sometimes cooking. Both grandparents depend entirely on small scale farming of maize, vegetables, and bananas.

As her name suggests, Queen is a nice and charming student who was to join first-grade early this year but unfortunately during the December holidays last year, she was involved in a painful fire accident. One day, Queen was helping her grandmother prepare porridge on a three stone fire place. Unknowingly, her dress caught on fire and badly injured her legs. Her wound healed, but burn scar contractures developed because of the tightened the skin around her legs. As a result, this has limited her ability to stand, walk, and enjoy her daily activities with her grandmother.

Fortunately, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is helping Queen receive treatment to relieve her pain. On August 5th, surgeons at their care center will perform a burn contracture release surgery to help her walk again. Now, she needs help to fund this $874 procedure.

Queen’s uncle says: “She used to be the one helping her grandmother who has already aged up but with her condition right now her grandmother has to help her do everything. Please help my niece.”

Queen is a six-year-old girl and the first born child in a family of two children. She and her younger brother are cared for by their grandp...

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Queen's Timeline

  • August 4, 2021
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • August 5, 2021
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Queen 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.

  • August 8, 2021
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Queen's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • September 17, 2021
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Queen's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • November 1, 2021
    FULLY FUNDED

    Queen's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 21 donors

Funded by 21 donors

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

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