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Yusuph from Tanzania raised $832 to fund burn repair surgery.

Yusuph
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  • $832 raised, $0 to go
$832
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Fully funded
Yusuph's treatment was fully funded on December 10, 2018.
November 9, 2019

Yusuph underwent burn repair surgery.

Yusuph had a successful surgery that help release the skin contracture around his neck that was pulling down his lower lip making his face to be deformed. Through this surgery Yusuph was able to gain more control of his neck and lower lip. He still needed one more surgery to help him have full control of his lower lip but they have not come back. The medical partner reports that they have not been able to reach the patient so were unable to get a quote or photos.

Yusuph had a successful surgery that help release the skin contracture around his neck that was pulling down his lower lip making his face t...

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November 4, 2018

Yusuph is a baby from Tanzania. He is the youngest in a family of two children. His parents are livestock keepers and small-scale farmers of maize and beans.

When he was one, Yusuph sustained burns on his right hand and face. He has developed contractures that prevent him from chewing.

Fortunately, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is helping Yusuph receive treatment. On November 5, surgeons at their care center will perform a burn contracture release surgery to help restore his ability to chew. Now, he needs help to fund this $832 procedure.

Yusuph’s mother says, “I would be forever grateful if my son could get help on his treatment to correct his face and help him grown into a confident man.”

Yusuph is a baby from Tanzania. He is the youngest in a family of two children. His parents are livestock keepers and small-scale farmers of...

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Yusuph's Timeline

  • November 4, 2018
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Yusuph was submitted by Robert Kariuki, Process Coordinator at African Mission Healthcare.

  • November 5, 2018
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Yusuph 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.

  • November 5, 2018
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Yusuph's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • December 10, 2018
    FULLY FUNDED

    Yusuph's treatment was fully funded.

  • November 9, 2019
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    We received an update on Yusuph. Read the update.

Funded by 13 donors

Funded by 13 donors

Treatment
Contracture Release and Skin Graft
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $832 for Yusuph's treatment
Hospital Fees
$660
Medical Staff
$20
Medication
$11
Supplies
$127
Labs
$14

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