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Success! Michael from Kenya raised $1,176 to fund burn repair surgery.

Michael
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  • $1,176 raised, $0 to go
$1,176
raised
$0
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Fully funded
Michael's treatment was fully funded on December 16, 2018.

Photo of Michael post-operation

December 4, 2018

Michael underwent burn repair surgery.

Michael was successfully treated in our medical partner’s facility. The neck contractures were released, and with complete healing, he will be able to turn his neck easily.

Michael says, “Thank you for helping me in surgery. I will study very hard in school and be successful.”

Michael was successfully treated in our medical partner's facility. The neck contractures were released, and with complete healing, he will ...

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November 19, 2018

Michael is a young student from Kenya. He has three siblings.

In 2009, Michael and his sister were preparing food when he accidentally was burned by cooking oil on his hand and neck. His burns healed but turned into contractures, which limit his movement.

Fortunately, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is helping Michael receive treatment. On November 26, surgeons at their care center will perform a burn contracture release surgery to help him move his head more freely. Now, he needs help to fund this $1,176 procedure.

Michael says, “When I grow up, I want to be a driver.”

Michael is a young student from Kenya. He has three siblings. In 2009, Michael and his sister were preparing food when he accidentally w...

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Michael's Timeline

  • November 19, 2018
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • November 19, 2018
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Michael's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • November 26, 2018
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Michael received treatment at AIC Kijabe Hospital. 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.

  • December 04, 2018
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Michael's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • December 16, 2018
    FULLY FUNDED

    Michael's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 4 donors

Funded by 4 donors

Treatment
Single Contracture Release
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $1,176 for Michael's treatment
Hospital Fees
$1,144
Medical Staff
$0
Medication
$9
Supplies
$0
Labs
$23

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Aziza is a young student from Tanzania. She is twelve year old and the second born in a family of three children. She is currently in class six and her best subjects are mathematic and Swahili. She would love to be a teacher when she grows up. Aziza is being raised by one of her aunts while her other sibling are being raised by other relatives, this after their mother past away four years ago. Their father developed a drinking problem and was not taking care of the children, so their relatives decided to help the children since they would miss meals and they didn’t have anyone to wash their clothes or provide them with other needs. When she was three years old, Aziza fell on an open fire when playing with her two siblings. She suffered wrist burns and after a hospital stay, she was discharged to continue with dressing the burn at home. Unfortunately, she healed with contractures on her left wrist. In October last year, Watsi donors funded her her wrist contracture release and skin graft. She now needs her fingers released as contractures make it impossible for her to move her fingers freely. Fortunately, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is helping Aziza receive treatment. On February 19th, surgeons at their care center will perform a burn contracture release surgery so she will be able to move her fingers and hand freely. Now, she needs help to fund this $608 procedure. Aziza requested, “Help me have my hand fully released and be able to use it in my daily activities without challenges.”

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Meet another patient you can support

100% of your donation funds life-changing surgery.

Aziza

Aziza is a young student from Tanzania. She is twelve year old and the second born in a family of three children. She is currently in class six and her best subjects are mathematic and Swahili. She would love to be a teacher when she grows up. Aziza is being raised by one of her aunts while her other sibling are being raised by other relatives, this after their mother past away four years ago. Their father developed a drinking problem and was not taking care of the children, so their relatives decided to help the children since they would miss meals and they didn’t have anyone to wash their clothes or provide them with other needs. When she was three years old, Aziza fell on an open fire when playing with her two siblings. She suffered wrist burns and after a hospital stay, she was discharged to continue with dressing the burn at home. Unfortunately, she healed with contractures on her left wrist. In October last year, Watsi donors funded her her wrist contracture release and skin graft. She now needs her fingers released as contractures make it impossible for her to move her fingers freely. Fortunately, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is helping Aziza receive treatment. On February 19th, surgeons at their care center will perform a burn contracture release surgery so she will be able to move her fingers and hand freely. Now, she needs help to fund this $608 procedure. Aziza requested, “Help me have my hand fully released and be able to use it in my daily activities without challenges.”

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