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Success! Nosiligi from Tanzania raised $832 to fund burn contracture release surgery.

Nosiligi
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  • $832 raised, $0 to go
$832
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$0
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Fully funded
Nosiligi's treatment was fully funded on November 14, 2020.

Photo of Nosiligi post-operation

March 17, 2020

Nosiligi underwent burn contracture release surgery.

Nosiligi’s burn treatment surgery went well! Nosiligi had a thumb release and wrist repair, with a graft placed. Nosiligi’s hand still needs regular changing of bandages but the surgery was successful. Through this surgery, Nosiligi will now have movement and control of the wrist. An additional surgery will still be be needed to help straighten the fingers to be able to hold things and carry out daily life activities without limitation.

Nosiligi’s mother says, “Am very happy to see my child’s hand is no longer deformed around the wrist, thank you very much.”

Nosiligi’s burn treatment surgery went well! Nosiligi had a thumb release and wrist repair, with a graft placed. Nosiligi's hand still needs...

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January 30, 2020

Nosiligi is a child from Tanzania. She is the seventh born child in a family of eight children. She has not been able to start school yet due to her left hand that was deformed after a fire accident when she was two years old. Her mother is scared that if she goes to school with how her hand is now she will be discriminated and made fun of by other children.

Nosiligi’s mother is a widow since her father passed away when she was two years old due to illness. This left the mother with no one to help her look after the children. Her husband had left them with a few cattle and through that they are able to get a little milk to sell to supplement their income and do small-scale farming.

Fortunately, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is helping Nosiligi receive treatment. On January 31st, surgeons at their care center will perform a burn contracture release surgery to help her use her hand and hopefully join school with no fear of discrimination. Now, she needs help to fund this $832 procedure.

Nosiligi’s mother says, “Please help my daughter. She is having challenges performing her daily activities.”

Nosiligi is a child from Tanzania. She is the seventh born child in a family of eight children. She has not been able to start school yet du...

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Nosiligi's Timeline

  • January 30, 2020
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Nosiligi was submitted by Joan Kadagaya, Curative Medical Support Program-Partner Representative at African Mission Healthcare, our medical partner in Tanzania.

  • February 02, 2020
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Nosiligi's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • February 14, 2020
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Nosiligi received treatment at Arusha Lutheran Medical Centre (ALMC). 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 17, 2020
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Nosiligi's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • November 14, 2020
    FULLY FUNDED

    Nosiligi's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 24 donors

Funded by 24 donors

Treatment
Contracture Release and Skin Graft
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $832 for Nosiligi's treatment
Hospital Fees
$660
Medical Staff
$20
Medication
$11
Supplies
$127
Labs
$14

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Tabitha

Tabitha is a middle-aged woman from Kenya and a very jovial lady. She is a single mother with two children. In December 2019, Tabitha started feeling some swollen tissue in her breast. A few days later, she went to a nearby hospital to seek care. In the facility, a scan was done and she was given some medication. As time went by, the tissue in her breast continued to grow and worried Tabitha greatly. She returned to the facility to seek further treatment, but beyond a biopsy test and another scan, the facility told her they could not offer her additional treatment. When a family member paid her a visit, Tabitha shared her story and was referred to Kijabe Hospital. Upon arrival, she was examined and diagnosed with breast cancer. The doctors recommended a mastectomy to remove the lump in her breast. Without treatment, the cancer may metastasize to other organs. Tabitha has struggled financially to raise both of her children. To earn a living, she makes and repairs fishing nets and hooks and later sells them. One of her children has joined her in this business, and the other one does casual jobs to earn a living. Tabitha is not able to raise or source funds to pay for this surgery and appeals for financial help. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $857 to cover the cost of a mastectomy for Tabitha. The procedure is scheduled to take place on October 15th. After treatment, Tabitha will hopefully return to a cancer-free life. Tabitha says, “Having heard from the doctor that the swollen tissue might be cancerous, I am very much worried about my health. On the other hand, I am happy that the tissue can be removed. I am hopeful that I will receive treatment very soon despite having no money for the surgery.”

86% funded

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$738raised
$119to go

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