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Success! Isack from Tanzania raised $747 to fund a skin graft procedure.

Isack
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  • $747 raised, $0 to go
$747
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$0
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Fully funded
Isack's treatment was fully funded on May 18, 2021.

Photo of Isack post-operation

June 10, 2021

Isack underwent a skin graft procedure.

Isack had a successful surgery that has helped cover up his open wound that was not healing, making him not able to walk and carry out his daily life activities. Through this treatment, Isack’s wound is finally healing. He is now doing well and very happy because for the first time he is having hopes of getting back to normal life and be able to work and fend for himself.

Isack says, “Thank you very much for helping me, this treatment has brought such a big and positive healing change to my leg. For once in a long time, I have hope that soon I will be able to go out there and seek a job.’’

Isack had a successful surgery that has helped cover up his open wound that was not healing, making him not able to walk and carry out his d...

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March 15, 2021

Isack is 34-year-old from Tanzania and the youngest in a family of six children. One of his older brothers passed away last year due to COVID-19, leaving the family in a tough situation. Before his accident, Isack was working as a driver’s assistant in a truck with his brother, who was the driver. Working as a driver’s assistant helped Isack make a living and he was able to support himself.

In 2019, however, Isack was involved in an accident which left him with an open wound on his right leg. On the day of the accident, Isack was checking on the truck that was being serviced. As the mechanics were working, gas was unknowingly spilt on Isack’s trousers. Afterwards, a match stick caught on Isack’s right trouser leg starting a fire. Since then, Isack has not been able to work or support himself due to his leg injury. The wound is not healing, making walking very difficult.

Fortunately, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare, is helping Isack receive treatment. On March 19th, surgeons will perform a skin graft procedure to heal his wound and infection. Now, Isack needs help to fund this $747 procedure.

Isack shared, “I am not able to work and support myself because of my leg. My family is currently struggling and they too cannot help due to lack of money. Please help me have my leg treated so that I can work.”

Isack is 34-year-old from Tanzania and the youngest in a family of six children. One of his older brothers passed away last year due to COVI...

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Isack's Timeline

  • March 15, 2021
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Isack was submitted by Joan Kadagaya, Curative Medical Support Program-Partner Representative at African Mission Healthcare.

  • March 19, 2021
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Isack 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 19, 2021
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Isack's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • May 18, 2021
    FULLY FUNDED

    Isack's treatment was fully funded.

  • June 10, 2021
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Isack's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 21 donors

Funded by 21 donors

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

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Meet another patient you can support

100% of your donation funds life-changing surgery.

Biryomumeisho

Biryomumeisho is a 51-year-old small scale farmer and has proudly raised four children. Her oldest child is 34 years old, while her youngest is 20 years old. A few years ago, their family had to pay for significant treatment for her husband's leg fracture, and they were forced to sell a piece of land to pay for his care. He's currently at home and unable to work. Since his accident, Biryomumeisho and her family have often needed to depend on financial support to pay for the children's school fees and meet other daily needs. Six years ago, Biryomumeisho herself starting feeling lower abdominal and back pains, especially whenever she bent or sat down. She also has a severe headache due to these pains, and as a result has completely stopped farming. At Rushoroza Hospital, doctors have diagnosed her with multiple leiyomyomas, or fibroids. She needs to undergo a hysterectomy, a procedure in which surgeons will remove her uterus. If not treated, she will continue to suffer chronic pelvic pain, and her fibroids could undergo degenerative changes. However, Biryomumeisho and her family cannot afford the care that she needs. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $228 to fund Biryomumeisho's surgery. On May 8th, she will undergo gynecological surgery at our medical partner's care center. Once recovered, Biryomumeisho will be able to resume her daily activities free of pain and her quality of life will improve. Biryomumeisho shared, “My family cannot afford the surgery charges. I'll resume farming as soon as possible once given treatment and be able to support my family like I used to before.”

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