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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
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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.

D

D is a 38-year-old man who lives by himself and used to wash cars in a mechanic's shop until his accident. Unfortunately, he had to quit his job because of his condition and he has had no income since. On April 2nd, his friends asked him to pick mangos. After climbing up the tree, the branch he was holding onto suddenly broke and he fell onto a rock. He broke his right lower leg in the fall. Unable to stand up by himself, his two friends supported him and arranged for his transportation to a local hospital. At the hospital, he received an x-ray and the doctor wrapped his lower leg in a bandage. He scheduled a follow-up appointment for the following week and went home. However, D did not go back to the hospital because he had no money. Two weeks later, he visited a local clinic because he was still in pain. He was referred to our medical partner's care center where an x-ray showed that he had broken both of the bones in his right lower leg and he was told that he would need surgery. Currently, he cannot walk and experiences pain in his lower right leg when he moves. With the help of our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund, D will undergo surgery to reset his fractured bones and ensure proper healing. The procedure is scheduled for May 23rd and will cost $1,500. This surgery will help D walk again and he will be able to find work after he has made a full recovery. D shared, "I lost my job after my leg was injured. I no longer have an income or a place to live. I do not have anyone I can depend on and I feel like I have no more hope living with this condition."

86% funded

86%funded
$1,302raised
$198to go