Success! Lomoyana from Tanzania raised $1,035 to fund an amputation.

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Fully funded
Lomoyana's treatment was fully funded on November 5, 2018.
  • Lomoyana's story
  • Lomoyana's update
August 20, 2018

Photo of Lomoyana post-operation

October 7, 2018

Lomoyana underwent an amputation.

Lomoyani’s re-amputation surgery went well. He is still receiving daily wound dressings, but the wound is healing well. Lomoyani’s guard...

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Lomoyana's Timeline

  • August 20, 2018

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

  • August 21, 2018

    Lomoyana's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • August 24, 2018

    Lomoyana 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.

  • October 7, 2018

    Lomoyana's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • November 5, 2018

    Lomoyana's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 31 donors

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Marion is a 6-year-old student from the highlands of Elgeyo Marakwet county in Kenya. She is the second born in a family of three girls and currently attending preschool near her family home. Her parents are small-scale potato farmers. One day Marion's mother went to the river to fetch water. While she was gone, her children were sitting near an open fireplace at home making breakfast. Unfortunately, Marion's dress caught fire on the open flame, and as a result, she sustained severe burns on her back, abdomen and thighs. It has been difficult for her to walk, and the wounds are causing extreme discomfort. She especially needs a third surgery to treat the severity of her burns contractures. Despite Marion's parents having medical insurance, due to previous surgeries that she has had to treat the injuries, the insurance (a monthly subscription) has run its course and is no longer an option. Her parents do not have the funds to pay for Marion's surgery and need support. Fortunately, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare (AMH), is helping Marion receive treatment. On January 25th, surgeons at their care center will perform a burn contracture release surgery that will allow her to walk with greater ease and resume her normal life at home and school. Now, she and her family are requesting $1,478 to help fund this procedure. Marion's mother says, “I am really looking forward to seeing my daughter live and walk in a normal way. I worked hard to pay for insurance coverage, but unfortunately, it cannot fund the upcoming procedure. I am disappointed, but I will not lose hope. Kindly help her.”

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