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Zawadi from Tanzania raised $874 to fund burn treatment.

Zawadi
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  • $874 raised, $0 to go
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Fully funded
Zawadi's treatment was fully funded on December 10, 2020.

Photo of Zawadi post-operation

December 11, 2020

Zawadi underwent burn treatment.

Zawadi has had a successfully surgery that has helped release her axilla from the contracture she had after being involved in a fire accident. The burns she sustained and left her with deformed hands and arms. This surgery aimed to help Zawadi have more motion around her axilla which will help her be able to wear clothes with ease and be able to try using her hands in her day to day activities, something that was very difficult without this surgery. Following the surgery, she was taken back to the hospital for debridement due to an infection. She is having continued daily dressing changes to help her heal and the medical team is monitoring closely for any further care she may need.

Zawadi’s father says, “All I can say is thank you and may God bless you and give you more strength to help more needy children.”

Zawadi has had a successfully surgery that has helped release her axilla from the contracture she had after being involved in a fire acciden...

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October 12, 2020

Zawadi is an eleven-year-old girl and the firstborn child in a family of three children in Tanzania. She is a friendly and cheerful girl. Zawadi was born healthy but when she was six years old, she was involved in a fire accident that left her with severe burns on her arms, hands, and fingers. On the fateful day, Zawadi and other children were playing cooking games behind their hut. One of the children went and picked a burning piece of wood from the kitchen and was trying to make a fire for them so that they could cook. Zawadi was the one blowing the fire and while doing this her clothes caught fire. She was wearing a sweater and had wrapped herself in Maasai clothing. She was severely burned resulting in five months of hospitalization during her initial treatment. Her wounds healed but have left her unable to straighten her left arm due to the contractures on her axilla.

Zawadi has been scheduled for surgery to help release the contracture on her arm so that she is able to wear clothes and make her life a bit easier when trying to use her hands. Her parents are small-scale farmers who have a few cattle that they depend on for milk. Their income is not enough for them to afford Zawadi’s treatment cost and they are asking for help.

Fortunately, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is helping Zawadi receive treatment. On October 13th, surgeons at their care center will perform a burn contracture release surgery and skin graft so she will be able to utilize her hand with greater ease. Now, her family needs help to fund this $874 procedure.

Zawadi’s father told us, “If my daughter is able to have this surgery she will be able to have more range of motion on her arm making her life easier than now. Please help because we can’t afford the treatment cost.”

Zawadi is an eleven-year-old girl and the firstborn child in a family of three children in Tanzania. She is a friendly and cheerful girl. Za...

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Zawadi's Timeline

  • October 12, 2020
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • October 13, 2020
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Zawadi 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.

  • October 13, 2020
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Zawadi's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • December 10, 2020
    FULLY FUNDED

    Zawadi's treatment was fully funded.

  • December 11, 2020
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    We received an update on Zawadi. Read the update.

Funded by 22 donors

Funded by 22 donors

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

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