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Success! Zakayo from Tanzania raised $874 to fund a burn contracture release surgery.

Zakayo
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  • $874 raised, $0 to go
$874
raised
$0
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Fully funded
Zakayo's treatment was fully funded on April 26, 2021.

Photo of Zakayo post-operation

July 14, 2021

Zakayo underwent a burn contracture release surgery.

Zakayo has had a successful surgery that helped increase mobility for his finger and hand, which had been injured in a fire accident. Through this treatment, Zakayo’s finger is now straight and he will finally be able to use all his fingers to carry out daily life activities with no limitations.

Zakayo’s mother says, “God bless you all you have helped my son so much. With this last surgery he is now using all of his fingers with no problem at all. Thank you very much for your funding help throughout our son’s treatment period.”

Zakayo has had a successful surgery that helped increase mobility for his finger and hand, which had been injured in a fire accident. Throug...

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April 15, 2021

Zakayo is a first-grade student and his father shared that he loves school and has already made so many friends. He has not been able to read or write yet, but is eager to learn!

When he was one year old, Zakayo got into a fire accident while his mother was cooking. He started to touch the fire and soon after fell into the fire, ultimately causing burns on both his hands and his stomach. His mother rushed to retrieve him from the fire and quickly treated him with traditional medications (honey, tree leaves, and eggs). He healed but his hands resulted in a burn contracture. Through Watsi, Zakayo was able to receive treatment for his left hand and is now able to use his left hand normally in his daily activities. However, he is not able to use his right hand freely due to the contracture.

On April 16th, surgeons from our medical partner African Mission Healthcare Foundation will perform a burn contracture release surgery to restore mobility to his right hand too.

Zakayo’s father shared, “My son’s first treatment of his left hand was a big success. He can now fully use his left hand but is now having a bit of difficulty on his right hand due to the finger that he can’t straighten. I hope that he will be able to receive the help that he needs.”

Zakayo is a first-grade student and his father shared that he loves school and has already made so many friends. He has not been able to rea...

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Zakayo's Timeline

  • April 15, 2021
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Zakayo was submitted by Joan Kadagaya, Curative Medical Support Program-Partner Representative at African Mission Healthcare.

  • April 16, 2021
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Zakayo 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.

  • April 17, 2021
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Zakayo's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • April 26, 2021
    FULLY FUNDED

    Zakayo's treatment was fully funded.

  • July 14, 2021
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Zakayo's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 1 donor

Funded by 1 donor

Treatment
Contracture Release and Skin Graft
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $874 for Zakayo's treatment
Hospital Fees
$660
Medical Staff
$20
Medication
$11
Supplies
$127
Labs
$14
Other
$42

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