Success! Loveness from Tanzania raised $874 to fund treatment for a severe burn.

Loveness
$874
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Fully funded
Loveness's treatment was fully funded on July 19, 2023.
  • Loveness's story
  • Loveness's update
February 26, 2023

Photo of Loveness post-operation

July 28, 2023

Loveness underwent treatment for a severe burn.

Loveness underwent a successful right-hand surgery. She is currently receiving post-op care and her first dressing revealed a dry, healing w...

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Loveness's Timeline

  • February 26, 2023
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Loveness was submitted by Joan Kadagaya, SAFE Senior Program Coordinator at African Mission Healthcare.

  • February 27, 2023
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Loveness 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.

  • March 9, 2023
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Loveness's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • July 19, 2023
    FULLY FUNDED

    Loveness's treatment was fully funded.

  • July 28, 2023
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Loveness's treatment was successful. Read the update.

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Kan is a retired rice farmer from Kandal province. He is the proud father of two daughters and three sons, and his family now includes ten grandchildren. Unfortunately, he experienced the heart-wrenching loss of his wife to stomach cancer several years ago. Presently, he resides with his youngest daughter and her family, finding comfort in their company. Since retirement, he has nurtured his spiritual side by frequenting the local pagoda. Over the years, he has become a wise mentor to young monks who seek his guidance. Six years ago, Kan developed a pterygium in his left eye, causing him difficulty with his vision. He says he feels like something is always in his eye. It now covers his pupil and he cannot recognize friends and family. Pterygiums are non-cancerous growths of the conjunctiva, a mucous layer that lubricates the eye. The growths occur when the conjunctiva is exposed to excessive sun damage, wind or dust and the cells grow abnormally over the pupil. When Kan learned about our medical partner, Children's Surgical Centre, he traveled for two-and-a-half hours seeking treatment. Kan needs a surgical procedure to remove the abnormal conjunctiva from the cornea surface and replace it with a conjunctival graft to prevent recurrence. The total cost of his procedure is $225. This covers medications, supplies, and inpatient care for two days. The procedure is scheduled for January 2nd. Kan shared: "I hope after surgery my eye can see better and stop irritation and I can read books and go to the pagoda by myself."

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