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Success! Kelvin from Tanzania raised $711 to fund burn repair surgery.

Kelvin
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  • $711 raised, $0 to go
$711
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Kelvin's treatment was fully funded on November 5, 2018.

Photo of Kelvin post-operation

February 26, 2019

Kelvin underwent burn repair surgery.

The procedure was successful. This will hopefully prevent any future complications.

Kelvin’s father says, “I want to thank you all for all the help you have given to my son and grateful he has had his surgery at last and his wound is looking good now.”

The procedure was successful. This will hopefully prevent any future complications. Kelvin’s father says, “I want to thank you all for a...

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September 7, 2018

Kelvin is a young boy from Tanzania. He is the eldest in a family of two children.

In February, Kelvin sustained serious burns on his body. He has experienced repeated infections, causing the wounds on his chest not to heal as well as his other burns.

Fortunately, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is helping Kelvin receive treatment. On September 10, surgeons will perform a skin graft procedure to help heal his chest properly and prevent recurrent infections. Now, Kelvin’s family needs help to fund this $711 procedure.

Kelvin’s father says, “The fire accident has changed my son’s life in a negative way. He is not as happy as he used to be and the open wound on his chest gives him a lot of pain. Please help my son.”

Kelvin is a young boy from Tanzania. He is the eldest in a family of two children. In February, Kelvin sustained serious burns on his bo...

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Kelvin's Timeline

  • September 7, 2018
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Kelvin was submitted by Joan Kadagaya, Curative Medical Support Program-Partner Representative at African Mission Healthcare, our medical partner in Tanzania.

  • September 23, 2018
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Kelvin's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • November 05, 2018
    FULLY FUNDED

    Kelvin's treatment was fully funded.

  • January 04, 2019
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Kelvin 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.

  • February 26, 2019
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Kelvin's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 9 donors

Funded by 9 donors

Treatment
Skin Graft
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $711 for Kelvin's treatment
Hospital Fees
$574
Medical Staff
$15
Medication
$10
Supplies
$98
Labs
$14

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Shadrack

Shadrack is a three year old boy from Tanzania and the second-born child in a family of three children. He is a friendly and playful boy who is happy and smiling most of the time. Shadrack was born with deformed legs, the right leg had been affected at the foot missing all the toes and is bent inward while the left was missing the lower part from below his knee. This condition has made it difficult and painful for Shadrack to walk, he mostly moves using his knees which has caused him to have wounds most of the time. Shadrack received surgery in November 2019 so he will be able to use prosthetics on the amputated leg to walk. He now needs treatment for his right leg and club foot. This treatment will enable Shadrack to walk better using both his legs and he will not be subjected to stigma as he is growing up. Shadrack’s mother heard about our Watsi partner from an outreach team that visited their village and Shadrack’s mother brought him for help. Shadrack’s mother is a small scale farmer who strives to provide for Shadrack and his siblings on her own since her husband abandoned her after the birth of their last born. She is not able to afford Shadrack’s surgery, she needs help. Fortunately, Shadrack traveled to visit our medical partner's care center, Arusha Lutheran Medical Centre. There, surgeons will perform clubfoot repair surgery on January 3rd. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $890 to fund Shadrack's clubfoot repair. After treatment, he will be able to walk more easily. Shadrack’s mother says, “Please help my son so that he is able to walk without difficulty.”

53% funded

53%funded
$479raised
$411to go

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