Success! Fulgence from Tanzania raised $639 to fund a burn contracture surgery on his hand.

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Fulgence's treatment was fully funded on April 11, 2021.
  • Fulgence's story
  • Fulgence's update
March 1, 2021

Photo of Fulgence post-operation

April 11, 2021

Fulgence underwent a burn contracture surgery on his hand.

Fulgence has had a successful surgery which has helped release his wrist and joints, healing the contractures that were limiting the use of ...

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Fulgence's Timeline

  • March 1, 2021

    Fulgence was submitted by Edward Mugane, Senior Impact Program Coordinator at African Mission Healthcare.

  • March 2, 2021

    Fulgence 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 3, 2021

    Fulgence's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • April 11, 2021

    Fulgence's treatment was fully funded.

  • April 11, 2021

    Fulgence's treatment was successful. Read the update.

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Chen is a 29-year-old construction worker living with his grandmother and extended family in Kampong Chhnang province in Cambodia. Chen's two younger siblings are still in school, while his mother, who is divorced from their father, works in a factory in Thailand. A year ago, Chen was in a road traffic accident where he was hit by another motorbike. This resulted in an open fracture of his right leg. Chen was taken to a local hospital, where he underwent surgery to stabilize his tibia and femur. The cost of his hospitalization was over $4,000 and Chen has run out of money and can no longer pay the hospital fees where he is being treated. His fractures have not healed, he is unable to walk without crutches, and he is in chronic pain. In addition, the nerves in his leg have been permanently damaged. He experiences a drop foot and a loss of sensation. The tibial external fixation site has become infected and Chen lives in great discomfort. Although the surgeons had hoped to save his leg, it was determined that he needs an amputation. Fortunately, surgeons at our medical partner, Children's Surgical Centre, can help. On May 16th, Chen will undergo an amputation at Kien Khleang National Rehabilitation Centre to rid his leg of the chronic infection, reduce Chen's pain, and eventually improve his mobility with a prosthesis. Chen is able to contribute $100 but needs help to raise $379 more to fund the procedure. After surgery, Chen hopes he will be able to walk easily again and return to work.

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