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

Samson
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  • $608 raised, $0 to go
$608
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$0
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Fully funded
Samson's treatment was fully funded on December 30, 2018.

Photo of Samson post-operation

December 18, 2018

Samson underwent burn repair surgery.

Samson’s surgery went well, and he was able to have his last two fingers partially released from the contracture that was limiting his total use of his fingers.

Samson’s mother says, “Thank you very much for helping my son once more God bless you all.”

Samson's surgery went well, and he was able to have his last two fingers partially released from the contracture that was limiting his total...

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November 4, 2018

Samson is a student from Tanzania. He is the youngest in a family of four.

Samson sustained burns from touching an electrical wire when he was younger. He has very little functional mobility due to extensive contractures.

Fortunately, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is helping Samson receive treatment. On November 5, surgeons at their care center will perform a burn contracture release surgery to help him use two of his fingers. Now, he needs help to fund this $608 procedure.

Samson is a student from Tanzania. He is the youngest in a family of four. Samson sustained burns from touching an electrical wire when ...

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Samson's Timeline

  • November 4, 2018
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • November 05, 2018
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Samson 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.

  • November 05, 2018
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Samson's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • December 18, 2018
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Samson's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • December 30, 2018
    FULLY FUNDED

    Samson'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 Samson's treatment
Hospital Fees
$460
Medical Staff
$20
Medication
$11
Supplies
$103
Labs
$14

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Atuhaire

Ampaire is a 25 year old single mother to one child who a preschooler. She is from a family of three girls, all now married and small-scale farmers. She shared with us that she stopped schooling during senior high school after getting pregnant and hasn't been able to go back. She currently stays at her maternal home together with her parents and her child. She earns a living from farming where she mostly grows food crops for their family to eat but at times she sells the surplus to generate an income for the family. She sometimes works on other people's gardens to earn an addition income whenever need for urgent money comes. Atuhaire came to the hospital with lower abdominal pain and a persistent backache for three years. She says she feels a solid mass in her abdomen and says she often feels chest congestion, easy fatiguability, and pain when she sleeps on her right side of the body. This has exposed her to having a poorer quality of life and if not treated, the presenting symptoms may persist. Atuhaire had only ever been to Kisiizi Hospital and was seen by the doctor who examined her and recommended her for surgical treatment but since she had limited finances, she decided to persist with her condition. Things worsened thus she decided to come to Nyakibale Hospital for surgery. Having reached here, she was examined by the doctor who requested a scan. The results indicated a Tubo-Ovarian mass and she is recommended for cystectomy treatment. Atuhaire shared: “I hope to get a better health and relief after surgery so that I can continue with cultivation to provide to my family."

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