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

Pendo
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  • $874 raised, $0 to go
$874
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Pendo's treatment was fully funded on December 1, 2020.

Photo of Pendo post-operation

January 6, 2021

Pendo underwent a burn contracture release surgery.

Pendo has had a successful surgery that has helped release her contracted wrist which was limiting her hand movement after being involved in a fire accident. She is currently doing well and still getting regular dressing changes to protect her healing wounds. Pendo may need a follow up surgery to help straighten her finger to give her full use of her hands so that she can carry out her daily life activities without the limitation she has been going through.

Pendo said to us, “Am grateful for your help in correcting my hand which has been limiting me in helping look after my children well. Am looking forward to having my hand full functional so that I can go back home and take care of my children.”

Pendo has had a successful surgery that has helped release her contracted wrist which was limiting her hand movement after being involved in...

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November 30, 2020

Pendo is a 20-year-old mother from Tanzania. She has two young children aged two and a half years and one and a half years old. Pendo herself comes from a family of four children.

About a year ago, Pendo had an unfortunate accident. She had boiled water to give her two small children warm baths. As she was bathing her baby close to the fire, she had an epileptic attack and fell down, unconscious. As she fell, her right hand went into the fire and was burnt badly. Her firstborn child ran out crying for help to their neighbors, and Pendo was rushed to the hospital to have her burns cleaned. Now, her hand is deformed by the burns and she is no longer able to fully care for her children.

Fortunately, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is helping Pendo receive treatment. On December 1st, surgeons at their care center will perform a burn contracture release surgery on her hand. Once recovered, she will be able to use her hand again and care for her children. Now, she needs help to fund this $874 procedure.

Pendo shared, “I would love to support and care for my children but due to my hand’s condition, I am unable to do so. Kindly help me.”

Pendo is a 20-year-old mother from Tanzania. She has two young children aged two and a half years and one and a half years old. Pendo hersel...

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Pendo's Timeline

  • November 30, 2020
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • December 1, 2020
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Pendo's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • December 1, 2020
    FULLY FUNDED

    Pendo's treatment was fully funded.

  • December 13, 2020
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Pendo 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.

  • January 6, 2021
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Pendo's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 5 donors

Funded by 5 donors

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

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