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Success! Sayanga from Tanzania raised $874 to fund contracture release surgery so he can use his hand.

Sayanga
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  • $874 raised, $0 to go
$874
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Sayanga's treatment was fully funded on March 15, 2022.

Photo of Sayanga post-operation

April 6, 2022

Sayanga underwent life-changing burn treatment.

Sayanga has had surgery on his hand, helping him to be able to fully use his hand in carrying out tasks without challenges and difficulty due to his disability. He is still undergoing changes of his dressing to protect against infection, but his post-surgical wound is healing really well.

Sayanga’s priest says, “My community, Sayanga’s parents, and I would like to take this opportunity and thank you for your help and the great job you are doing in helping children with disability. God bless you and add you more.”

Sayanga has had surgery on his hand, helping him to be able to fully use his hand in carrying out tasks without challenges and difficulty du...

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March 1, 2022

Sayanga is a 14-year-old boy and the fourth born child of his mother’s seven children. He is a bright and hard working student in the sixth grade, and his best subjects are Swahili and Mathematics.

When he was three years old, Sayanga was outside playing with his siblings when he tripped and his hand went into an open fireplace. He sustained burns which were treated at home with traditional medicine. His wounds healed, but he developed a contracture on his finger, which limits his ability to use his right hand.

Fortunately, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare (AMH), is helping Sayanga receive treatment. On March 2nd, surgeons at AMH’s care center will perform a burn contracture release surgery to help him regain use of his hand. Now, his family needs help raising $874 to fund his procedure and care.

Sayanga’s priest, who accompanied him to the hospital, shared, “his parents are struggling financially they can’t afford the treatment cost.”

Sayanga is a 14-year-old boy and the fourth born child of his mother's seven children. He is a bright and hard working student in the sixth ...

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Sayanga's Timeline

  • March 1, 2022
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • March 2, 2022
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Sayanga 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.

  • March 2, 2022
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Sayanga's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • March 15, 2022
    FULLY FUNDED

    Sayanga's treatment was fully funded.

  • April 6, 2022
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Sayanga's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 12 donors

Funded by 12 donors

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

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