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

Fulgence
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  • $639 raised, $0 to go
$639
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$0
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Fully funded
Fulgence's treatment was fully funded on April 11, 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 his hand. Through this treatment, Fulgence will be able to use his hand in his daily life with no limitation or disability.

Fulgence’s mother shared, “Thank you very much for helping make my son’s treatment possible. Without your help, this wouldn’t be possible due to the high cost of the surgery.”

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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March 1, 2021

Fulgence is a 3-year-old boy and the fifth born child in a family of six children. Fulgence is a charming, friendly, and playful child. His parents are small scale farmers who grow maize, vegetables, and sunflowers. They depend entirely on what they harvest for their food and daily living.

In 2019, Fulgence dipped his right hand in a pot of hot cooking oil, sustaining severe burns on his palm. His mother had been making mandazi, a morning snack, and left the hot oil unattended in a different room after she was done. Due to the family’s income, Fulgence’s parents were only able to take him to a local dispensary for treatment, where he had the burn dressed and continued with home treatments afterwards. His wounds eventually healed with contractures, which limit him from holding items comfortably. When Fulgence’s mother heard about the plastic surgeons working at our medical partner’s care center, she decided to seek treatment help for her son.

Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare, is helping Fulgence receive treatment. On March 2nd, surgeons at their care center will perform a burn contracture release surgery, which will help him to be able to use his right palm with ease. Now, he needs help to fund this $639 procedure.

Fulgence’s mother shared, “The Watsi program has been of great help to me and my family through the funding of my daughter’s treatment cost, which we couldn’t afford. I am kindly asking for help for my son as well who is unable to hold things using his right hand. Please help him.”

Fulgence is a 3-year-old boy and the fifth born child in a family of six children. Fulgence is a charming, friendly, and playful child. His ...

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Fulgence's Timeline

  • March 1, 2021
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • March 2, 2021
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    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
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Fulgence's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • April 11, 2021
    FULLY FUNDED

    Fulgence's treatment was fully funded.

  • April 11, 2021
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Fulgence's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 19 donors

Funded by 19 donors

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

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Aye is a 47-year-old mother, living with her daughter in Thailand. Up until four months ago, Aye worked as a day laborer on a farm. Because she has had to stop working, Aye's daughter left school, and now works as a nanny to help support her mother. Aye's siblings have also stepped up to support their sister. Five years ago, Aye began to experience pain on the left side of her body. She also developed a fever and vomiting, lost her appetite, and found it difficult to sleep. In addition, she experienced night sweats and a stiff neck. Aye was treated by a local health worker, and for a while, she felt better. However, in June 2021, her symptoms worsened, and she went to Mae Tao Clinic (MTC), where she was told to go to the hospital. Due to a lack of funds, Aye could not go to the hospital, and was treated at a local clinic, instead. In April 2022, Aye's symptoms returned, and she went back to Mae Tao Clinic, where she was diagnosed with stones in her left kidney. This time she did go the hospital, where she was told that she would need to have surgery, to remove the stones from her kidney. Thanks to our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund, Aye is scheduled for surgery to remove the kidney stones on October 3rd, at Mae Sot General Hospital. After she has recovered, Aye should be able to return to her work and to enjoying her life, free from all of her uncomfortable symptoms. Aye and her family need your help to cover the $1,500 needed to pay for her surgery. Aye said: "I am happy that I will be able to receive surgery through donors. Thank you so much for saving my life.”

72% funded

72%funded
$1,088raised
$412to go

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