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.”