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Success! Karduni from Tanzania raised $874 to fund burn treatment so he can walk again.

Karduni
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  • $874 raised, $0 to go
$874
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Karduni's treatment was fully funded on June 22, 2021.

Photo of Karduni post-operation

July 1, 2021

Karduni underwent burn treatment so he can walk again.

Karduni has had a successful burn treatment to help release his foot that was impacted by a fire accident. After the surgery, regular dressings are used on Karduni’s foot to help support his skin graft. The medical team is supporting his recovery closely as he may need another skin graft surgery to address his wound that is at risk of infection during the long recovery process.

Karduni remains optimistic, “My foot is now straight and I am very happy. I am looking forward to my wound healing so that I can be able to wear shoes and walk well. Thank you very much.”

Karduni has had a successful burn treatment to help release his foot that was impacted by a fire accident. After the surgery, regular dressi...

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May 20, 2021

Karduni is a 9-year-old student and the fifth born in a family of six children. He’s a friendly and social boy. Karduni is currently in class one, but he’s having a hard time walking to school due to his foot being impacted by a fire accident when he was two years old.

On the day he was hurt, Karduni’s mother was boiling water at an open fireplace while Karduni and his siblings were playing. As they played, Karduni stepped on firewood that was burning in the fireplace tipping the pot and burning his foot with the hot water. His wound healed but left his foot deformed due to the contracture of the skin. Burn scar contractures have developed, tightening the skin around his burn and making it difficult for him to walk. He also is in pain, and his family and community want to see him feeling well and being active.

Fortunately, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare, is helping Karduni receive treatment. On May 20th, surgeons at their care center will perform a burn contracture release surgery to help him walk easily again. Now, his family needs help to fund this $874 procedure.

Karduni’s priest says, “Please help Karduni have this treatment, his parents are struggling to make end meet they can never be able to afford his treatment cost.”

Karduni is a 9-year-old student and the fifth born in a family of six children. He's a friendly and social boy. Karduni is currently in clas...

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Karduni's Timeline

  • May 20, 2021
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Karduni was submitted by Joan Kadagaya, Curative Medical Support Program-Partner Representative at African Mission Healthcare.

  • May 20, 2021
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Karduni's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • May 21, 2021
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Karduni 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.

  • June 22, 2021
    FULLY FUNDED

    Karduni's treatment was fully funded.

  • July 1, 2021
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Karduni's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 19 donors

Funded by 19 donors

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

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