Wilifred is a sixteen-year-old boy, and the second of five children to his pastoralist parents. In 2015, he was caught in a house fire with his mother. He sustained serious burns and was treated at a basic level hospital, where they did some dressing changes, but no scar or contracture management. Contractures occur when skin is burned and the surrounding skin begins to pull together.
Wilifred has residual contractures and keloids (raised scars) all over his body, but the worst of them is on his hands. As a result, his hands are not functional. He requires multiple surgeries on his burn contractures, consisting of contracture release and skin grafts.
Especially after having to rebuild their lives following the terrible house fire, Wilifred’s parents are not able to afford the treatment for his hands. $870 will cover the costs of the care Wilifred needs. Let’s help them raise the funds!
Wilifred shared, “I would like to go to school and help my parents with chores. I would like to make new friends and learn a lot.”