Meet another patient

Watsi logo blueWatsi

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

Nosiligi
100%
  • $832 raised, $0 to go
$832
raised
$0
to go
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...

Read more
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...

Read more

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 2, 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

Meet another patient you can support

100% of your donation funds life-changing surgery.

Ku

Ku is an 11-year-old student from Thailand. Ku lives with his mother, four brothers and a sister in a refugee camp. All of his siblings also go to school, except for his oldest brother, who used to work with their mother as agricultural day labourers. However, since the outbreak of Covid-19 in 2020, they have not been able to leave the camp easily to find work. Ku's father works as a day labourer outside of the camp, but has also been unable to find consistent work due to the pandemic. Ku's family receives some financial support from an external organisation, but it is not enough to cover their expenses, and they shared that they often borrow rice or money from their neighbors. In March 2021, Ku and his friends were playing tag that led him to have a bad fall. Ku had taken off his sandals and left them at the top of a hill. When he ran up the rocky hill to fetch his sandals, he slipped and stuck out his left hand to break his fall, breaking his wrist. Currently, Ku’s left hand and forearm are very painful. He cannot bend his wrist and can only move his fingers slightly. Before his accident, Ku was able to prepare his own meals and set up his mosquito net at night. But now, he needs someone to help him do these tasks. With the help of our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund, Ku will undergo surgery to reset his fractured bones and ensure proper healing. The procedure is scheduled for March 10th and will cost $1,500. This procedure will help Ku use his left hand again and live pain-free. He will be able to cook his own meals again and set up his mosquito net by himself. Now, he and his family need help raising money for this procedure. Ku's mother shared, "After he receives treatment, I want Ku to continue his studies until he graduates and becomes a medic."

89% funded

89%funded
$1,339raised
$161to go

Meet another patient you can support

100% of your donation funds life-changing surgery.