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Success! Ozana from Tanzania raised $1,376 to fund treatment of an infected head wound.

Ozana
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Fully funded
Ozana's treatment was fully funded on March 30, 2017.

Photo of Ozana post-operation

August 18, 2017

Ozana underwent treatment of an infected head wound.

Performing a skin graft will allow the wound to heal quickly. He is now recovering in the burn unit. Ozana will need to return to the hospital to have an additional skin graft procedure.

You may have noticed that this update was published a long time after this patient’s treatment date. We recently fixed a bug in our system that was causing a backup of some old updates, and we apologize for the delay!

Performing a skin graft will allow the wound to heal quickly. He is now recovering in the burn unit. Ozana will need to return to the hospit...

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March 28, 2017

The youngest of three siblings, ten-month-old Ozana lives with his grandmother in Tanzania. Ozana’s mother lives in another town, where she works as a traditional healer, leaving Ozana’s grandmother as the primary caretaker.

Ozana’s favorite toy is a cat that the hospital gave him. He also enjoys playing with other children in the burn ward. After their extended stay in the hospital, Ozana’s grandmother now dreams of him one day becoming a nurse.

While in the hospital, Ozana sustained a scalp wound caused by an IV. It became infected with necrotizing fasciitis, a dangerous bacteria that can destroy skin, fat, and the tissue covering the muscles within a very short time. One out of every four people with necrotizing fasciitis die of the condition.

Our medical partner, Mission Restore, is asking for $1,376 to treat Ozana. On March 28, doctors will remove the damaged tissue and graft skin from Ozana’s leg to his scalp. Your donation will help pay for the surgeon’s fees, surgical supplies, medication, and 25 nights of hospital stay.

The youngest of three siblings, ten-month-old Ozana lives with his grandmother in Tanzania. Ozana's mother lives in another town, where she ...

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Ozana's Timeline

  • March 28, 2017
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Ozana was submitted by Karina Nagin, Executive Director at Mission Restore.

  • March 28, 2017
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Ozana received treatment at Bugando Medical Center 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 30, 2017
    FULLY FUNDED

    Ozana's treatment was fully funded.

  • August 18, 2017
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Ozana's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Treatment
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  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $1,376 for Ozana's treatment
Hospital Fees
$477
Medical Staff
$145
Medication
$427
Supplies
$147
Labs
$45
Other
$135

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71% funded

71%funded
$239raised
$94to go

Meet another patient you can support

100% of your donation funds life-changing surgery.

Peace

Peace is a primary school teacher. She is currently teaching grade 5 and proudly works as the headteacher at her school. Peace shared that her husband died in 1997 and left her family a three-room, semi-permanent home. She is a mother of 5 children. Her firstborn child is 34-years-old and married, while her last born is 24-years-old and is currently pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in education. Peace has worked hard to raise her children and shared that she raised the school fees for her children through manageable loans that she paid over time. In April 2020, Peace began to experience troubling symptoms, including neck pains accompanied by periodic difficulty breathing and swallowing. While at church, her friend noticed that her neck was swelling, especially whenever she tried to sing or speak, and advised her to see a doctor. Currently, Peace develops a cough every morning and suffers from airway obstruction. She is a talented singer and enjoys singing at church but has been greatly affected by her current condition. She visited the hospital at our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation (AMHF), for review. Doctors diagnosed her condition as a toxic goiter, which requires surgery to prevent her symptoms from getting worse. On December 14th, Peace will undergo a thyroidectomy at AMHF's care center. Surgeons will remove all or part of her thyroid gland. AMHF is requesting $333 to fund Peace’s procedure. Peace shared, “I hope to get relieved of the goiter and the complications I am currently facing so that I may be able to continue teaching comfortably.”

71% funded

71%funded
$239raised
$94to go