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Baraka is a teenager and loving big brother from Tanzania who needs $874 to fund surgery so he can walk again.

Baraka
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June 7, 2022

Baraka is a teenager and the oldest in his family of four. He currently studies in class six. Bakara’s mother practices small-scale farming of maize, sorghum, and millet to provide food for the family.

Baraka and his mother both experience epilepsy, and Bakara had a seizure that led to an accident. He suffered severe burns to his right leg and is unable to straighten his leg at the knee due to the burn contractures. Bakara can only walk with the use of a walking stick.

Fortunately, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare (AMH), is helping Baraka receive treatment. On June 7th, surgeons will perform a burn contracture release surgery to help him walk easily. AMH is requesting $874 to help fund this procedure.

Baraka says, “I would be so happy if I can have a chance to walk normally.”

Baraka is a teenager and the oldest in his family of four. He currently studies in class six. Bakara's mother practices small-scale farming ...

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Baraka's Timeline

  • June 7, 2022
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • June 7, 2022
    TREATMENT SCHEDULED

    Baraka was scheduled to receive 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.

  • June 9, 2022
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Baraka's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • TODAY
    AWAITING FUNDING

    Baraka is currently raising funds for his treatment.

  • TBD
    AWAITING UPDATE

    Awaiting Baraka's treatment update from African Mission Healthcare.

Funded by 17 donors

Funded by 17 donors

Treatment
Contracture Release and Skin Graft
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $874 for Baraka's treatment
Hospital Fees
$660
Medical Staff
$20
Medication
$11
Supplies
$127
Labs
$14
Other
$42

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