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Success! Anifa from Tanzania raised $608 to fund burn contracture release surgery.

Anifa
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  • $608 raised, $0 to go
$608
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Anifa's treatment was fully funded on January 20, 2020.

Photo of Anifa post-operation

November 10, 2019

Anifa underwent burn contracture release surgery.

Anifa had a successful surgery that has helped release her Axilla that had contracture limiting her hand movement. Though this surgery she will be able to straighten and use her arm in her daily life activities. Her wound was open and she had skin graft surgery to close up her wound she currently going on with regular dressing.

Anifa’s mother says, “Thank very much for helping fund my daughter’s surgery may God Bless you all.”

Anifa had a successful surgery that has helped release her Axilla that had contracture limiting her hand movement. Though this surgery she w...

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September 26, 2019

Anifa is a student from Tanzania. Anifa is a friendly third born child in a family of four. Her mother describes her as hardworking both in school and at home. The class five student suffered severe burns on her left arm when she was three years old. While playing children’s cooking games with her friends, Anifa’s clothing caught fire as she was placing the cooking tin on the open fire. The severe burns saw her admitted to the hospital for a month. She healed with contractures on her left hand and armpit. At five years, she was funded by a visiting team of surgeons for a contracture release of the arm. However, the contractures on her axilla remain. The contractures limit her hand movement making it challenging to perform daily tasks. When her mother heard about our funding program from our outreach team who had visited their village, she brought her in to ask for help. Anifa is planned for a release and Z-plasty surgery in our ALMC hospital. Anifa’s parents are small scale farmers of maize, rice and vegetables. Their income is limited to cater for the surgical cost and appeal for financial assistance

Fortunately, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is helping Anifa receive treatment. On September 27th, surgeons at their care center will perform a burn contracture release surgery to The surgery will restore Anifa’s ability to move her hand with ease. Now, she needs help to fund this $608 procedure.

Anifa’s mother says, “We have always wanted to treat our daughter and correct the remaining part but due to lack of money we have not been able to do that kindly help our daughter if it’s possible.”

Anifa is a student from Tanzania. Anifa is a friendly third born child in a family of four. Her mother describes her as hardworking both in ...

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Anifa's Timeline

  • September 26, 2019
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • September 27, 2019
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Anifa 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.

  • October 05, 2019
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Anifa's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • November 10, 2019
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Anifa's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • January 20, 2020
    FULLY FUNDED

    Anifa's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 15 donors

Funded by 15 donors

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

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Aimidiwe

Aimidiwe is a three month old baby girl from Tanzania and the second-born child in a family of two children. She was born at a local hospital with a cleft palate and was referred to Watsi Medical Partner ALMC hospital to seek treatment. She was admitted to the hospital since she couldn’t feed well and was having regular seizures. Her family was advised to return for regular check-ups and observation but the parents couldn’t afford the transport money and the consultation fee since they had used up all their saving for the period she had been admitted, thus they hadn't returned. A few weeks later, she started vomiting and her head was increasing in size so her family had to find money and take Aimidiwe back to ALMC hospital. Her father is a shop attendant with a meager income and they had to borrow money to take Aimidiwe back to the hospital. At the hospital Aimidiwe needed to have CT scan done but the parents couldn’t afford it thus when they were referred to our funding and support program. Aimidiwe has now been diagnosed with cleft palate and hydrocephalus, and she will need to have the hydrocephalus condition corrected first to save her from the pain and danger of brain damage. Thereafter, doctors will correct her cleft palate condition. Her parents are asking for help and support since they can’t afford the treatment cost. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $1,238 to cover the cost of surgery for Aimidiwe that will treat her hydrocephalus. The procedure is scheduled to take place on January 13th and will drain the excess fluid from Aimidiwe's brain. This will reduce intracranial pressure and greatly improve her quality of life. With proper treatment, Aimidiwe will hopefully develop into a strong, healthy young girl. Ahimidiwe’s mother says, “Our daughter needs two very important surgeries none of which we can afford, kindly help us.”

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