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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, our medical partner in Tanzania.

  • March 6, 2018
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Dennis 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 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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Ra Sa

Ra Sa is a 67-year-old woman who lives with her nephew in Mae La Refugee Camp in Thailand. Ra Sa is a homemaker and her nephew is a student. Ra Sa’s daughter, who also lives in the camp with her husband, supports Ra Sa with food and visits several times a week. Ra Sa’s daughter works as a domestic worker in the camp, and her son-in-law works as a porter unloading supplies from delivery trucks, but the support they are able to provide for Ra Sa does not always cover her expenses. In her free time, Ra Sa likes to teach children at the local mosque. However, since a hernia appeared last year, she has not been able to teach in the same way. Once she has recovered, she wants to live happily with her nephew and to continue teaching. Since the 7th of March 2020, Ra Sa has had an umbilical hernia. She experiences a lot of pain in her lower abdomen and has three lumps that are increasing in size every day. She can no longer sit for more than 10 minutes before she is in pain, feeling more comfortable when she lies down. Sometimes she cannot breathe well and is having other troubling symptoms. Fortunately, on March 5th, she will undergo hernia repair surgery at Mae Sot General Hospital, our medical partner's care center. Our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund, is requesting $1,500 to fund Ra Sa's hernia repair surgery, which will hopefully allow her to live more comfortably again. Ra Sa said, “I prayed every day that I would get a donor to cover the cost of my surgery and I feel like my prayers have been answered. I am so happy! I would like to say thank you so much to all of the donors. I will never forget what you have done for me and I hope that you will continue to help more patients in the future.”

74% funded

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$1,112raised
$388to go

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