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Success! Sabel from Tanzania raised $747 to fund a skin graft treatment.

Sabel
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  • $747 raised, $0 to go
$747
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$0
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Fully funded
Sabel's treatment was fully funded on April 11, 2021.

Photo of Sabel post-operation

March 26, 2021

Sabel underwent a skin graft treatment.

Sabel underwent a successful surgery of skin graft that helped cover up the open wound after having his leg amputated above the knee. Previously, the open wound was putting him in danger of infection and gave him a low chance of fully healing. Through this treatment, Sabel’s wound will heal well, which will enable him to wear a prosthetic leg and allow him to walk with ease as he grows.

Sabel’s father shared, “We as parents of Sabel wouldn’t have been able to afford all the costs that were needed in the treatment of my son but due to your help and support my son has received treatment and now he is healing well. Thank you very much and may God bless you all.”

Sabel underwent a successful surgery of skin graft that helped cover up the open wound after having his leg amputated above the knee. Previo...

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February 8, 2021

Sabel is a 5-year-old boy from Tanzania. He is the third born in a family of four children. Sabel’s father is a small scale farmer and his mother is a homemaker. They work hard to meet their family’s basic needs.

Sabel was born a healthy child, but when he was born, his umbilical cord was wrapped around his thigh and knee. As a result, he had to undergo a below-the-knee amputation, and the surgery was successful. However, the operation site is not closing properly. If not treated, Sabel could develop a severe infection in this area so the medical team wants to make sure he heals well.

Fortunately, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is helping Sabel receive treatment. On February 9th, surgeons will perform a skin graft procedure. This treatment will allow Sabel’s wound to heal well and, once he is fully recovered, he will be able to be fitted for a prosthetic. Now, Sabel’s family needs help to fund this $747 procedure.

Sabel’s mother shared, “His wound has taken a long time to heal and the doctors have advised he needs a skin graft surgery which we can’t afford. Please help him.”

Sabel is a 5-year-old boy from Tanzania. He is the third born in a family of four children. Sabel’s father is a small scale farmer and his m...

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Sabel's Timeline

  • February 8, 2021
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Sabel was submitted by Joan Kadagaya, Curative Medical Support Program-Partner Representative at African Mission Healthcare, our medical partner in Tanzania.

  • February 9, 2021
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Sabel 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.

  • February 11, 2021
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Sabel's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • March 26, 2021
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Sabel's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • April 11, 2021
    FULLY FUNDED

    Sabel's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 13 donors

Funded by 13 donors

Treatment
Skin Graft
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $747 for Sabel's treatment
Hospital Fees
$574
Medical Staff
$15
Medication
$10
Supplies
$98
Labs
$14
Other
$36

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