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Success! Saning’o from Tanzania raised $608 to fund burn repair surgery.

Saning’o
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  • $608 raised, $0 to go
$608
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Saning’o's treatment was fully funded on April 15, 2018.

Photo of Saning’o post-operation

April 11, 2018

Saning’o underwent burn repair surgery.

He is no longer in pain. After he recovers fully, he will return to school.

Saning’o’s father says, “I am very happy that Saning’o received treatment, God bless all who contributed for his treatment, he can now continue with school.”

He is no longer in pain. After he recovers fully, he will return to school. Saning’o’s father says, “I am very happy that Saning’o recei...

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March 4, 2018

Saning’o is a boy from Tanzania. He is five years old and in nursery school. Saning’o lives with his parents and his relatives in eastern Tanzania. His parents are breeders who keep cattle.

A few years ago, Saning’o was playing in the kitchen. He grabbed a piece of charcoal and burned his right palm and fingers. Although he visited a hospital and received treatment for the burns, he sustained contractures on his fingers. These are painful and restrict his ability to use his hand.

Fortunately, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is helping Saning’o receive treatment. On March 5, surgeons at their care center will perform a burn contracture release surgery. Now, his family needs help to fund this $608 procedure.

“I will be very happy to see Saning’o get treated and continue with school,” says his father.

Saning’o is a boy from Tanzania. He is five years old and in nursery school. Saning’o lives with his parents and his relatives in eastern Ta...

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Saning’o's Timeline

  • March 4, 2018
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Saning’o was submitted by Robert Kariuki, Process Coordinator at African Mission Healthcare.

  • March 5, 2018
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Saning’o 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 6, 2018
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Saning’o's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • April 11, 2018
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Saning’o's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • April 15, 2018
    FULLY FUNDED

    Saning’o's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 19 donors

Funded by 19 donors

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

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Ni

Ni lives with her mother & four siblings in Yangon, Burma. Her two younger sisters work in a clothing factory, while her mother and one brother are homemakers. Her other brother works as a driver assistant. Ni works in a factory that produces alcohol and in her free time, she enjoys watching television with her family. She also enjoys teaching English to their neighbor's children on the weekends. In July 2019, Ni started to experience chest pain and difficulty breathing. She went to a hospital in Yangon and was told she might have a problem with her kidney. When she did not feel any better after taking medication for a month, she went to another hospital in Yangon. She received multiple diagnostic tests and was told that her kidney is healthy but she has a heart condition. After receiving an echocardiogram, she was diagnosed with atrial septal defect (ASD). The doctor told her she would need heart surgery, but Ni told the doctor she could not afford to pay for it. Ni received medication and went back home. Unfortunately, she was unable to go back to the hospital for follow up because the hospital closed after the country's military coup. Due to the deteriorating security condition in their area, Ni’s family decided to go back to their village near Mandalay. Around her village, she could not find a pharmacy that sold her medication. When her family finally traveled back to Yangon she was feeling better and decided not to purchase more of the special medication she needed. Then in January, Ni felt like she could not breathe well, and experienced chest pain and rapid breathing again. She went to a hospital, where the doctor referred her to Pun Hlaing Hospital. After she undergoing more diagnostic tests, the doctor told her she would need to receive surgery costing 9,000,000 kyats (approx. $9,000 USD). When she told the doctor she could not afford to pay for it, the doctor gave her the phone number of a nurse who may be able to help. When Ni called the nurse, the nurse told her about our medical partner Burma Children Medical Fund (BCMF) who is now helping Ni access treatment. On March 13th she will undergo cardiac surgery to close the Atrial Septal Defect. Currently, Ni has chest pain and difficulty breathing. Sometimes, she has rapid breathing at night. She cannot sleep well because she is always worried about her condition. Ni shared, "I am very scared to receive surgery but if I do not receive this treatment, I will not live a long life. I am so happy to receive treatment and I would like to say thank you so much to all the donors."

77% funded

77%funded
$1,168raised
$332to go

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