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Success! Alice from Tanzania raised $608 to fix burn scar contractures.

Alice
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  • $608 raised, $0 to go
$608
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Alice's treatment was fully funded on October 25, 2019.

Photo of Alice post-operation

November 10, 2019

Alice to fix burn scar contractures.

Alice had a successful surgery which helped release the contracture on her right groin. The contracture was limiting her right leg movent up at the groin thus making her walking difficult and squatting hard. Through this surgery, she will be able to walk straight and with no challenges. She is currently going on with regular dressing to help heal her post-surgical wound.

Alice’s grandmother said, “Thank you very much for treating my daughter. She is doing ok now just waiting for her post-surgical wound to heal and be able to go back home.”

Alice had a successful surgery which helped release the contracture on her right groin. The contracture was limiting her right leg movent up...

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October 7, 2019

Alice is a little girl from Tanzania. She is the third born child in a family of four children. Alice is such a cheerful and friendly girl, she has not had the chance to join school yet but her parents are planning to enroll her into school next year. Her parents are small scale farmers of maize and vegetables with a very small income.

In February 2018, Alice and her siblings were left at home by their parent as they went to work on their farm. Having no grown-up around the homestead they decided to go to the kitchen which has an open fireplace with three cooking-stones and started a fire for play and in the process Alice’s clothing caught on fire burning her badly. She sustained burns around her groin area and hand. Burn scar contractures have developed, tightening the skin around her burn. It is difficult for her to move about, and she is in pain.

Fortunately, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is helping Alice receive treatment. On October 8th, surgeons at their care center will perform a burn contracture release surgery to help her move freely again. Now, she needs help to fund this $608 procedure.

Alice’s mother says, “Please help treat my daughter this contracture makes it difficult for her to use the toilet and its going to affect her self esteem when she is grown up.”

Alice is a little girl from Tanzania. She is the third born child in a family of four children. Alice is such a cheerful and friendly girl, ...

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Alice's Timeline

  • October 7, 2019
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Alice was submitted by Joan Kadagaya, Curative Medical Support Program-Partner Representative at African Mission Healthcare, our medical partner in Tanzania.

  • October 08, 2019
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Alice 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.

  • October 08, 2019
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Alice's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • October 25, 2019
    FULLY FUNDED

    Alice's treatment was fully funded.

  • November 10, 2019
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Alice's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 1 donor

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Funded by 1 donor

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

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