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Success! Israel from Tanzania raised $639 to fund a burn contracture release surgery.

Israel
100%
  • $639 raised, $0 to go
$639
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Israel's treatment was fully funded on May 18, 2021.

Photo of Israel post-operation

April 11, 2021

Israel underwent a burn contracture release surgery.

Israel underwent a successful surgery that has helped release the contracture around his leg that was preventing him from straightening his legs, meaning that he was unable to stand or walk. As a result of this surgery, Israel will finally be able to straighten his legs and easily stand and walk. Israel is currently receiving regular dressing changes and he is recovering very well.

Israel’s mother shared, “Thank you very much for correcting my son’s legs. I am looking forward to seeing him start to stand and walk like his other sibling and be able to enjoy walking and playing.”

Israel underwent a successful surgery that has helped release the contracture around his leg that was preventing him from straightening his ...

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March 2, 2021

Israel is a three-year-old boy from Tanzania and an only child. His parents raise livestock for a living. They are able to buy maize for food if they sell the milk they get from their cattle. They live in a semi-arid area where raising livestock is the main economic activity since the region is not favorable for farming.

Early one morning in June of last year, Israel got burned in an accident. His mother woke up and went out to milk the cows while Israel was still sleeping. The fireplace still had a few charcoals burning from the fire that had burned all night. Israel woke and tried to get out of bed. He fell off the bed and his right leg went into the fire. His wounds have healed, but the skin around his knee contracted making Israel unable to straighten his leg.

Fortunately, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare (AMH), is helping Israel receive treatment. On March 3rd, surgeons at AMH’s care center will perform a burn contracture release surgery to help him walk easily again. Now, he needs help to fund this $639 procedure.

Israel’s mother shared, “my son would be running around and playing with his siblings and friends if not for the fire accident that has left him with a deformed leg. Please help correct his leg so that he can stand and walk.”

Israel is a three-year-old boy from Tanzania and an only child. His parents raise livestock for a living. They are able to buy maize for foo...

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Israel's Timeline

  • March 2, 2021
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • March 3, 2021
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Israel 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 3, 2021
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Israel's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • April 11, 2021
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Israel's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • May 18, 2021
    FULLY FUNDED

    Israel's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 15 donors

Funded by 15 donors

Treatment
Single Contracture Release
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $639 for Israel's treatment
Hospital Fees
$460
Medical Staff
$20
Medication
$11
Supplies
$103
Labs
$14
Other
$31

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