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Success! Wilifred from Tanzania raised $870 to treat burn complications.

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

Photo of Wilifred post-operation

November 16, 2016

Wilifred was successfully treated for burn complications.

Last year, Wilifred was caught in a house fire causing him severe burns. This caused the skin on his hands to contract and scar, making it difficult for him to use his hands and hold anything. Wilifred’s treatment went well! After his surgery he will be continuing recovery at the Plaster House before going back home with his mother.

“Thank you for helping Wilfred get treatment,” shares Wilifred’s mother. “We are looking forward to full health.”

Last year, Wilifred was caught in a house fire causing him severe burns. This caused the skin on his hands to contract and scar, making it d...

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October 2, 2016

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.”

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 ...

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Wilifred's Timeline

  • October 2, 2016
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • October 3, 2016
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Wilifred 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

    Wilifred's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • October 7, 2016
    FULLY FUNDED

    Wilifred's treatment was fully funded.

  • November 16, 2016
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Wilifred's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 1 donor

Funded by 1 donor

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