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

Dennis
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  • $608 raised, $0 to go
$608
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Dennis's treatment was fully funded on May 1, 2018.

Photo of Dennis post-operation

April 11, 2018

Dennis underwent burn repair surgery.

After receiving treatment, Dennis is recovering very well. He can now stretch his right knee, and he can walk without difficulty and pain. He can now attend school.

“I am very happy that Dennis got treatment because he can now attend school and become a doctor,” says his mother.

After receiving treatment, Dennis is recovering very well. He can now stretch his right knee, and he can walk without difficulty and pain. H...

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March 5, 2018

Dennis is a child from Tanzania. He started kindergarten this year. Dennis lives with his parents in the eastern region of Tanzania. His father is a mason, and his mother is a housewife who takes care of the family.

About three years ago, Dennis tripped a jar of hot porridge and sustained burns on both legs. He developed contractures on his right leg. Currently, the contractures inhibit his movement, making it difficult for Dennis to walk and play with his siblings.

Fortunately, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is helping Dennis receive treatment. On March 6, surgeons at their care center will perform a burn contracture release surgery. When treated, he will be able to stretch his knee and walk without difficulty and pain. He will also be able to attend school. Now, his family needs help to fund this $608 procedure.

Dennis is a child from Tanzania. He started kindergarten this year. Dennis lives with his parents in the eastern region of Tanzania. His fat...

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Dennis's Timeline

  • March 5, 2018
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • March 6, 2018
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Dennis 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 8, 2018
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Dennis's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • April 11, 2018
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Dennis's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • May 1, 2018
    FULLY FUNDED

    Dennis's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 16 donors

Funded by 16 donors

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

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John

John is very talkative and welcoming 46-year-old man. He arrived to the hospital with pain and distention for 3 days before admission to Kijabe Hospital this week. He had an x-ray and an endoscopy on the same day that revealed he has a Sigmoid Volvulus a condition in which the sigmoid colon wraps around itself, causing a closed-loop obstruction. This condition causes continued abdominal discomfort. He's now scheduled for a laparotomy and sigmoid colectomy to rectify the condition and needs financial support. Barely two weeks ago, John was very excited that he had found a job and was looking forward to his first day at work. Two days before he had to report to work, he noticed that he had not passed stool for some days. He started feeling uncomfortable but thought that he will be well soon enough. The day he was waiting for had arrived and he reported to work very happily but uncomfortable because his condition had worsened. He opened up to his immediate supervisor who advised him to go back home and seek medical attention. His supervisor went ahead to offer him some money to cater for the transport fee. John went to the terminus and boarded a matatu to head back home. Along the way, the pain worsened and was unbearable and he started vomiting. He requested the driver to drop him off at a nearby hospital. Luckily, the matatu was almost near our medical partner's care center Kijabe Hospital. The driver pulled over and helped him catch a taxi to Kijabe as fast as he could. He was admitted as an emergency case under the general surgery team. John is the father of six children, with his firstborn now 20 years old and married. Four of his children are in high school and the youngest is yet to join the school. Eight months ago, John lost his job as a security guard in a flower farm. After he was dismissed, he used the money he was given as service fees to buy a motorcycle, with which he started a bodaboda taxi business. His wife is involved in farming and mostly she sells the farm produce to supplement their family's earnings. John shared, “I feel sad for myself and my family because now I cannot do anything to provide for them as I am in hospital. I would really like to go back to work and earn enough for them.”

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$553raised
$63to go

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