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Success! Yohana from Tanzania raised $874 to fund burn contracture release surgery.

Yohana
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  • $874 raised, $0 to go
$874
raised
$0
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Fully funded
Yohana's treatment was fully funded on April 5, 2021.

Photo of Yohana post-operation

April 2, 2021

Yohana underwent burn contracture release surgery.

Yohana has had a successful surgery that has helped correct his burn contracture. This treatment will help correct his palm area and thereafter he will have his fingers release to be able to fully use his hand in his daily life activities.

Yohana’s father shared, “My son still needs more surgeries to be able to fully use his hand but thanks to you for helping fund his first surgery which is a good start and already showing good improvement. Thank you very much.”

Yohana has had a successful surgery that has helped correct his burn contracture. This treatment will help correct his palm area and thereaf...

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February 15, 2021

Yohana is a baby boy from Tanzania. Yohana is the only child to his parents who are small-scale farmers and livestock keepers.

Yohana was out playing while his father was attending to the cattle, collecting cow dung from their cattle shed and burning it to keep the compound clean. His mother was cleaning dishes. Both parents were focused on their chores while Yohana went over to where the cow dung was burning. Unfortunately, he fell into it, sustaining burns on his hands and legs. Burn scar contractures have developed, tightening the skin around his burn.

Fortunately, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is helping Yohana receive treatment. On February 16th, surgeons at their care center will perform a burn contracture release surgery so he will be able to use his fingers freely. Now, their family needs help to fund this $874 procedure.

Yohana’s father shared, “my son’s hands have been deformed. We would love for him to have both of his hands corrected, but the cost is too high for us to afford. Please help us.”

Yohana is a baby boy from Tanzania. Yohana is the only child to his parents who are small-scale farmers and livestock keepers. Yohana wa...

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Yohana's Timeline

  • February 15, 2021
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • February 16, 2021
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Yohana 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.

  • February 16, 2021
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Yohana's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • April 2, 2021
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Yohana's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • April 5, 2021
    FULLY FUNDED

    Yohana's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 22 donors

Funded by 22 donors

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

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Roy

Roy is 1-year-old baby boy and the only child in his family. After he was born, his father stopped supporting Roy and his mother. Roy and his mother moved to his grandmother's home, and his grandmother sells farm products to sustain them. His mother is not able to work because Roy needs her attention, but sometimes she does some casual jobs when she can bring Roy along. The family does not have insurance and is asking for financial help. Two weeks after Roy was born, his mother noticed that his stomach was swollen and he was not passing stool. She rushed him to a nearby hospital for examination and Roy was urgently referred to another facility where he underwent a colostomy. His mother was informed that Roy was born with a congenital abnormality that leads to a complete or partial intestinal blockage. He needs to undergo a series of procedures to eliminate bowel dysfunction. The facility Roy was at stopped offering surgeries and so he was referred to our medical partner's care center Bethany Kids Hospital for surgery. Roy is scheduled to undergo surgery to correct his condition on September 16th. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $1,500 to cover the total cost of Roy's procedure and care. After his recovery, Roy will no longer experience bowel dysfunction or be at risk of developing health complications in the future. Roy’s mother says, “I would like my child to grow up healthy as other kids so that I can be independent and provide for him.”

67% funded

67%funded
$1,012raised
$488to go

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