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Jeremia from Tanzania raised $870 to treat burn complications.

Jeremia
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  • $870 raised, $0 to go
$870
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$0
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Fully funded
Jeremia's treatment was fully funded on October 7, 2016.

Photo of Jeremia post-operation

January 19, 2017

Jeremia received burn treatment.

Jeremia’s doctors discovered an infection in the proposed surgery site. Instead of his original treatment plan, he underwent a debridement procedure. In February, he will undergo the proposed surgery.

“I hope one day not to have a wound from my burn scar,” says Jeremia. “I like going to school.”

Jeremia's doctors discovered an infection in the proposed surgery site. Instead of his original treatment plan, he underwent a debridement p...

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October 3, 2016

Jeremia is a six-year-old boy from Kiteto, and a large Maasai homestead (boma). His father has five wives, and Jeremia is his mother’s sixth child.

Through Watsi, Jeremia was treated in February 2016 for burn scar contracture (skin tightening) releases of his right axilla (underarm) and right hand. It was a huge release and Jeremia does have some increased function from the surgery. However, he still has an unstable scar in his axilla and some contractures on his hand. Jeremia needs additional surgery on these to open up the joints to increase his function and healing in the area of unstable scaring.

$870 will cover the costs of the contracture release and skin graft surgery and care Jeremia needs.

Jeremia’s father shared, “I am excited for him to be able to use his arm properly and herd the goats!”

Jeremia is a six-year-old boy from Kiteto, and a large Maasai homestead (boma). His father has five wives, and Jeremia is his mother's sixth...

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Jeremia's Timeline

  • October 3, 2016
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Jeremia was submitted by Sarah Rejman, Rehab Surgery Project Program Director at African Mission Healthcare, our medical partner in Tanzania.

  • October 4, 2016
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Jeremia received treatment at Arusha Lutheran Medical Centre (ALMC). 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.

  • October 6, 2016
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Jeremia's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • October 7, 2016
    FULLY FUNDED

    Jeremia's treatment was fully funded.

  • January 19, 2017
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    We received an update on Jeremia. Read the update.

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Victor

Victor is a student and the oldest of six in his family who live together in a grass thatched house. His parents are farmers in the village, and they grow maize and beans for their family’s upkeep. Victor was born with a complete absence of fingers on his left hand, which has forced him to learn how to do all tasks with his right hand including cooking and laundry. On March 11th, 2021, eighteen-year-old Victor was injured in a motorcycle road traffic accident. He was a passenger when the motorcycle slid on mud and fell. He sustained an injury on his lower leg, and his leg was placed in a cast shortly after the accident. A few weeks later, his condition worsened and his wounds started having signs of infection. His parents brought him to the hospital, where doctors conducted an X-ray which revealed a left tibia-fibula fracture. Victor is in pain and unable to walk. Fortunately, surgeons at our medical partner can help. On March 25th, Victor will undergo a fracture repair procedure, called an open reduction and internal fixation. After healing, Victor will be able to walk again and engage in his normal activities. Now, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare, is requesting $1,014 to fund this procedure and his family has been able to contribute $100. Victor is a diligent student, and he scheduled his surgery to begin after he sits for his final exams. He says, “I would have wished to undergo the surgery as soon as possible but I am sitting for my exams this coming week. My prayer is that I won’t be in so much pain so that I can sit for my exams comfortably.” Victor’s mother is appealing to anyone reading his son's story to help her raise money for a successful surgery.

75% funded

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$764raised
$250to go

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