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Success! Noel from Tanzania raised $874 to fund burn surgery.

Noel
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  • $874 raised, $0 to go
$874
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Noel's treatment was fully funded on December 31, 2020.

Photo of Noel post-operation

January 3, 2021

Noel underwent burn surgery.

Noel had a successful surgery that has helped release the area around his mouth, which was impacted by a burn contracture and making him not able to speak well. Through this surgery, Noel will be able to have control of his mouth where he will be able to close his mouth, speak well, and stop his risk of further deformity due to the contracture, which his family was worried would lead Noel to have low self-esteem when he is grown.

Noel’s mother says, “Thank you for your help and support in treating my son. These wouldn’t have been possible without your help. I am very grateful.”

Noel had a successful surgery that has helped release the area around his mouth, which was impacted by a burn contracture and making him not...

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October 11, 2020

Noel is a 3-year-old boy from Tanzania and the only child to his single mother. He is a happy, friendly, and cheerful boy. Noel’s mom shared that his father left them when he was young and does not offer support, leaving her struggling to raise him all by herself.

Last year, Noel fell over a pot of hot porridge which has left him with scars on his face. The skin around his face is now contracting and pulling the skin up impacting his mouth. Due to this, he can’t speak well and if this is not corrected the condition will continue to worsen.

Noel’s mother does not have a stable job; she seeks casual labor like house cleaning and washing clothes in order to get money to support herself and her baby. She is unable to afford her child’s treatment cost thus she is asking for help and support.

Fortunately, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is helping Noel receive treatment. On October 12th, surgeons at their care center will perform a burn contracture release surgery and he will be better able to talk properly after treatment. Now, their family needs help to fund this $874 procedure.

Noel’s mother says: “With no job, I am struggling to even feed my son well. I won’t be able to afford his surgery cost, please help us.”

Noel is a 3-year-old boy from Tanzania and the only child to his single mother. He is a happy, friendly, and cheerful boy. Noel's mom shared...

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Noel's Timeline

  • October 11, 2020
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • October 12, 2020
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Noel 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 12, 2020
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Noel's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • December 31, 2020
    FULLY FUNDED

    Noel's treatment was fully funded.

  • January 3, 2021
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Noel's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 25 donors

Funded by 25 donors

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

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