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Success! Musa from Tanzania raised $1,088 to fund treatment for a severe burn on his left foot.

Musa
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Fully funded
Musa's treatment was fully funded on December 12, 2020.

Photo of Musa post-operation

January 6, 2021

Musa underwent treatment for a severe burn on his left foot.

Musa Surgery went well which helped remove his deformed small toes. He has been having his dressings changed on his wound each day and is now doing well. With his treatment, Musa will be able to walk well and no longer have the pain he was going through when walking.

Musa’s mother told us with a smile, “Thank you very much and God bless you for helping my son get his foot treated.”

Musa Surgery went well which helped remove his deformed small toes. He has been having his dressings changed on his wound each day and is no...

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December 6, 2020

Musa is a two year-old boy from Tanzania, and he is the youngest in a family of four children. He is an active boy who loves playing, and his mother says he always wants to go out and play with other kids who are older than him.

In May 2019, while Musa was out playing with other children in the morning around the kitchen, he accidentally stepped into the fire and burned his left foot. This accident left Musa with a deformed left foot. After healing, his toes have contracted, which makes walking painful and difficult because his toes are attached to the bottom of his foot. Now, Musa will need to undergo a surgery to remove his small toes and treat the contracture on his big toe on his left foot.

Unfortunately, this procedure is costly for Musa and his family. Musa’s parents are small scale farmers who depend entirely on what they harvest for their daily living. They were only able to afford a few dressings during Musa’s initial treatment, and the rest of the treatment was done at home through the use of local herbal medication.

Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is helping Musa receive treatment. He is scheduled to undergo his surgery on December 8th at our medical partner’s care center. This procedure will cost $1,088, and Musa and his family need help raising funds.

Musa is a two year-old boy from Tanzania, and he is the youngest in a family of four children. He is an active boy who loves playing, and hi...

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Musa's Timeline

  • December 6, 2020
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • December 8, 2020
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Musa 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.

  • December 9, 2020
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Musa's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • December 12, 2020
    FULLY FUNDED

    Musa's treatment was fully funded.

  • January 6, 2021
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Musa's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 25 donors

Funded by 25 donors

Treatment
Amputation
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $1,088 for Musa's treatment
Hospital Fees
$902
Medical Staff
$25
Medication
$11
Supplies
$98
Labs
$52

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James

James is former motorbike taxi driver from Kenya. He's married and is the father of two children 13 and 6 years old. James' wife is works part-time on a rice farm in their hometown. The family currently lives in a rental house paid for by their local church pastor. In November 2017, James was in a motorbike accident. Due to the accident, he lost his job, and he shared that his life became one revolving around experiencing pain and constant hospital visits. He underwent surgery on his broken leg in a nearby health facility in his hometown. Following the procedure he had a challenging recovery due to infections, causing him sleepless nights and visits to different healthcare facilities. James was finally referred to our medical partner's care center Kijabe Hospital where he underwent several treatments in May. James returned home but later came back to the hospital with a wounded leg that was in bad shape with an exposed bone. The doctors originally admitted James for repair surgery, but determined he needed a below-knee amputation which took place in mid-June. James still experiences a lot of pain, so the surgeon recommend he undergo another round of intense debridement in the amputated area to remove his damaged tissue and help him to finally heal. James has national health insurance, which supported his two major surgeries, but his coverage has been depleted and will not support the care he needs now. Fortunately, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare, is helping James receive treatment. On June 25th, surgeons will perform a debridement and skin graft procedure to prevent the spread of infection and speed up his recovery. Now, James needs help to fund this $1,185 procedure. James wishes to be free from pain, “I, unfortunately, lost my leg due to a sudden amputation, and I am still in shock. I will never be able to use both legs again. I am still in a lot of pain and the wound needs another procedure for me to be well. I need to get out of the hospital and figure out how to take care of my family with my current condition.”

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$973raised
$212to go

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