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Lengai from Tanzania raised $780 to treat his hand after a poisonous snake bite.

Lengai
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Fully funded
Lengai's treatment was fully funded on November 30, 2014.

Photo of Lengai post-operation

February 12, 2015

Lengai received treatment to restore function to his hand after a poisonous snake bite.

The AMHF team was able to amputate Lengai’s left index finger and complete skin grafting on the wound. “Lengai is continuing with daily wound dressing and the wound is healing well,” they tell us. “After full recovery, Lengai will not suffer from daily pain that he was experiencing and he will have a more functional hand.”

“I was very worried that the whole of my son’s hand would turn gangrenous,” Lengai’s mother confesses. “The skin has adhered well. I believe my son will soon be able to use his hand again. I am very grateful.”

The AMHF team was able to amputate Lengai's left index finger and complete skin grafting on the wound. "Lengai is continuing with daily woun...

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November 2, 2014

Recently Lengai was bitten by a snake while exploring in the bush. “…ever since the incident the condition of his hand has been getting worse despite being taken to the local dispensary,” AMHF writes. “Lengai’s mother has spent so much money that she can no longer afford to pay for further treatment of her son’s hand.”

Meet Lengai from Tanzania. He’s four-years-old and the youngest of three children. Lengai’s mother is a farmer and has been the sole caretaker of her children since her husband passed away two years ago.

“Although he is shy and afraid of people he doesn’t know, he very quickly makes friends after sitting with a person for a while,” the AMHF team tells us about Lengai. “He likes being close to his mother and when with children of his age, he likes to run around with them playing games that they know.”

$780 will cover the cost of an amputation of Lengai’s little finger and skin grafting so that he will be able to have full function of his hand. Let’s help this little guy out.

Recently Lengai was bitten by a snake while exploring in the bush. "...ever since the incident the condition of his hand has been getting wo...

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Lengai's Timeline

  • November 2, 2014
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Lengai was submitted by Esupat Kimirei at African Mission Healthcare.

  • November 3, 2014
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Lengai received treatment. 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.

  • November 25, 2014
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Lengai's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • November 30, 2014
    FULLY FUNDED

    Lengai's treatment was fully funded.

  • February 12, 2015
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    We received an update on Lengai. Read the update.

Funded by 25 donors

Funded by 25 donors

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