Success! Lidetu from Ethiopia raised $1,500 to fund corrective surgery.

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Fully funded
Lidetu's treatment was fully funded on February 1, 2018.
  • Lidetu's story
  • Lidetu's update
November 30, 2017

Photo of Lidetu post-operation

February 13, 2018

Lidetu underwent corrective surgery.

Lidetu is recovering well. His parents are very happy and grateful for the surgery. He no experiences bowel dysfunction or uncomfortable sym...

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Lidetu's Timeline

  • November 30, 2017

    Lidetu was submitted by Robert Kariuki, Process Coordinator at African Mission Healthcare.

  • December 5, 2017

    Lidetu's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • January 29, 2018

    Lidetu received treatment at BethanyKids Myungsung Christian Medical Centre (BKMCM) in Ethiopia. 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.

  • February 1, 2018

    Lidetu's treatment was fully funded.

  • February 13, 2018

    Lidetu's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 15 donors

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Shedrack is a 6-year-old boy from Tanzania who recently joined a kindergarten class. He enjoys going to school and playing with toy cars with his best friend. Shedrack is presently facing challenges due to an accident he had when he was just seven months old. While playing, he accidentally got too close to an open fire and crawled over it, resulting in burns to his right hand from pieces of firewood. His mother rushed him to the hospital, where he received a dressing for his wounds. It took two months for the burns to heal, but it was not until later that his mother realized his fingers were not fully functional due to the burn injury. The scar tissue that had developed made it difficult for Shedrack to use his right hand fingers, rendering him unable to hold a pencil at school. Despite this limitation, he still enjoys playtime with toys, using his left hand only. Shedrack’s mother desired to get treatment for her son, but financial constraints prevented them from seeking surgical intervention. Shedrack's family encountered a doctor affiliated with our medical partner's care center Kafika House, who directed them to seek assistance at the facility. Upon evaluation, Shedrack was diagnosed with burn scar contractures on his right hand, necessitating corrective surgery to address the defects caused by the fire accident. Fortunately, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare, is helping Shedrack receive treatment at their care center Kafika House. On March 7th, surgeons will perform a burn contracture release surgery to improve his hand’s functionality. Now, his family needs help to fund this $874 procedure. Shedrack’s mother says: “I hope he starts his treatment and that his hand won’t be a barrier as he continues with school.”

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