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

Mayon
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  • $608 raised, $0 to go
$608
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Mayon's treatment was fully funded on March 28, 2018.

Photo of Mayon post-operation

April 11, 2018

Mayon underwent burn repair surgery.

His surgery went well and his wounds are healing. He can use his hands much more easily.

Mayon says, “I am very happy that I will be able to use both my hands now that I can move my arm and fingers, thank you so much for this help.”

His surgery went well and his wounds are healing. He can use his hands much more easily. Mayon says, “I am very happy that I will be abl...

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March 4, 2018

Mayon is a boy from Tanzania. He is six years old and the fifth in a family of seven children. Mayon’s parents are both farmers.

When he was four years old, Mayon was burned while helping his father make soup. The pot fell off the stove, burning his face, upper body, and arms. He was rushed to the hospital, where the burns were treated. However, contractures, or tightened skin, developed on his fingers. This has prevented him from starting school.

Fortunately, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is helping Mayon receive treatment. On March 05, surgeons at their care center will perform a burn contracture release surgery. After this surgery, Mayon will regain full function of his arm and fingers. Now, he needs help to fund this $608 procedure.

Mayon says, “I will be happy if I will be able to use my hands well. I cannot wait to start school soon. I now know how to count, read a few words, and write. Thank you for helping me.”

Mayon is a boy from Tanzania. He is six years old and the fifth in a family of seven children. Mayon’s parents are both farmers. When he...

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Mayon's Timeline

  • March 4, 2018
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • March 05, 2018
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Mayon 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.

  • March 06, 2018
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Mayon's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • March 28, 2018
    FULLY FUNDED

    Mayon's treatment was fully funded.

  • April 11, 2018
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Mayon's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 15 donors

Funded by 15 donors

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

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