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Success! Kelvin from Tanzania raised $608 to fund burn repair surgery.

Kelvin
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  • $608 raised, $0 to go
$608
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Kelvin's treatment was fully funded on May 12, 2019.

Photo of Kelvin post-operation

April 3, 2019

Kelvin underwent burn repair surgery.

Kelvin’s surgery went well and he had the skin contracture around his elbow released.

Kelvin’s father says, “I am very thankful for helping my son get treated he is now recovering well and soon he will be able to come back home.”

Kelvin’s surgery went well and he had the skin contracture around his elbow released. Kelvin’s father says, “I am very thankful for helpi...

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March 3, 2019

Kelvin is a child from Tanzania. He is the eldest in a family of two children.

In February last year, Kelvin’s clothing caught on fire. He has gone through months of wound dressing. His doctors performed a skin graft surgery in order to cover up his chest wound and help it heal. Now he needs another surgery to release the skin contracture on his right shoulder.

Fortunately, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is helping Kelvin receive treatment. On March 4, surgeons at their care center will perform a burn contracture release surgery so he will be able to move his right shoulder and hand freely again. Now, he needs help to fund this $608 procedure.

Kelvin’s father says, “We are pleased that his wound has now healed please help release the skin contracture.”

Kelvin is a child from Tanzania. He is the eldest in a family of two children. In February last year, Kelvin's clothing caught on fire....

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Kelvin's Timeline

  • March 3, 2019
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • March 04, 2019
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Kelvin 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.

  • March 07, 2019
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Kelvin's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • April 03, 2019
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Kelvin's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • May 12, 2019
    FULLY FUNDED

    Kelvin's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 18 donors

Funded by 18 donors

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

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