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Prisla is a social 5-year-old from Tanzania who needs $639 to fund burn treatment so she can use her hand.

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May 10, 2022

Prisla is a charming and social 5-year-old girl. She is an only child born who loves to play with other children. Prisla’s parents separated when she was around two years old and she has been raised by her father with the help of her grandparents and uncles. The father is a small-scale famer who also does casual jobs to get money to support her upbringing.

At two years old, Prisla was severely burned when she accidentally dipped her hands in a pot of boiling water. Prisla was never taken to hospital and instead treated with traditional medication at home. Prisla is now having difficulty using her hands in daily life activities due to her contracted fingers. Prisla has been scheduled for surgery to start correcting the right-hand fingers.

Fortunately, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation (AMH), is helping Prisla receive treatment. On May 12th, surgeons at their care center will perform a burn contracture release surgery to help her finally straighten her fingers. AMH is requesting $639 to fund this life-altering procedure.

Prisla’s uncle, who brought her for care, shared, “Her father cannot afford to take her to hospital, please help get her fingers corrected.”

Prisla is a charming and social 5-year-old girl. She is an only child born who loves to play with other children. Prisla's parents separated...

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Prisla's Timeline

  • May 10, 2022
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Prisla was submitted by Edward Mugane, Impact Assessment Coordinator at African Mission Healthcare.

  • May 10, 2022
    TREATMENT SCHEDULED

    Prisla was scheduled to receive 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.

  • May 12, 2022
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Prisla's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • TODAY
    AWAITING FUNDING

    Prisla is currently raising funds for her treatment.

  • TBD
    AWAITING UPDATE

    Awaiting Prisla's treatment update from African Mission Healthcare.

Funded by 9 donors

Funded by 9 donors

Treatment
Single Contracture Release
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $639 for Prisla's treatment
Hospital Fees
$460
Medical Staff
$20
Medication
$11
Supplies
$103
Labs
$14
Other
$31

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