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

Lomoyana
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  • $1,035 raised, $0 to go
$1,035
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$0
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Fully funded
Lomoyana's treatment was fully funded on November 5, 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 guardian says, “Thank you very much for helping Lomoyana. We are really grateful.”

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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August 20, 2018

Lomoyana is a six-year-old boy from Tanzania. He is the fifth child in his family, and his parents are farmers.

Lomoyana developed a wound on his lower right leg. As time went by, the wound kept getting worse; it become infected and Lomoyana could not walk. By the time his family visited the hospital, his wound and bone were infected, and doctors were forced to amputate his leg.

Unfortunately, during Lomoyana’s recovery, his bone was protruding through the healing wound. This raised concerns, and he returned to the hospital, where doctors have recommended a re-amputation.

Now, Lomoyana is scheduled for surgery at our medical partner’s care center. The procedure will cost $1,035 and will help him re-start a healthy life.

His guardian says, “He lost his leg due to lack of money for treatment. We are now concerned if he does not get treatment for this it might be worse. Please help.”

Lomoyana is a six-year-old boy from Tanzania. He is the fifth child in his family, and his parents are farmers. Lomoyana developed a woun...

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Lomoyana's Timeline

  • August 20, 2018
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • August 21, 2018
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Lomoyana's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • August 24, 2018
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    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
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Lomoyana's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • November 5, 2018
    FULLY FUNDED

    Lomoyana's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 31 donors

Funded by 31 donors

Treatment
Amputation
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $1,035 for Lomoyana's treatment
Hospital Fees
$849
Medical Staff
$25
Medication
$11
Supplies
$98
Labs
$52

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Brian is a 12 year old boy living with his parents and three older siblings. His father is a motorcycle taxi driver earning a living whenever he can from the limited work, while his mother stays at home to care for the children. When Brian was about nine months old, his parents noticed that he had general body weakness. He was diagnosed with rickets and additional medical conditions, which have caused a delay in many of his milestones as he continues to grow. Brian's physical coordination is limited, and he suffers from a profound hearing loss, for which his doctors have recommended hearing aids. But hearing aids are too expensive for his family to afford, so Brian currently attends a special school, which can accommodate his hearing loss. The doctors have assured Brian's parents that with hearing aids, Brian would be able to attend an ordinary school near their home. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare, is requesting $1,171 to cover the costs of the hearing aids and the fitting, which is scheduled to take place on June 17th at AIC Kijabe Hospital. With his hearing restored, Brian will be able to attend a regular school, and to interact more fully with the world around him. Brian's father says: “Brian is unable to pick up voices and this is affecting his studies. He shifted to a special school because of his condition. His doctors say that he can hear well if fitted with hearing aids. If he gets this medical attention, he can join his colleagues in a normal school.“

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Sreyna

Sreyna is a 9-year-old girl who is living with her grandmother. Sreyna's mother works in a garment factory in another province, and sends money to Sreyna's grandmother for her care. Sreyna enjoys school, and is hoping to become an accountant. She also likes playing with her friends, reading, painting, and watching cartoons, and her favorite meal is a traditional Khmer noodle dish that her grandmother makes for her. In June 2021, Sreyna was hit by a car while riding her bike home from school, and her left leg was severely injured. Her family took her to a local hospital, where she received medical care and a skin graft. A year later, as a result of her injury and treatment, Sreyna's left leg is shorter than her right leg, she has limited range of motion of her ankle, and she has a large scar. She has difficulty walking, and she can't keep up with her friends when running and playing. Her grandmother shared that she is worried it is also impacting her confidence. A neighbor suggested our medical partner, Children's Surgical Centre, for treatment so Sreyna and her grandmother traveled there hoping for care. Now surgeons plan to do a series of procedures on Sreyna's leg, which should enable her to walk and run and to keep up with her friends when they play. They are raising $487 to fund Sreyna's medical care, which is scheduled for May 12th at Kien Khleang National Rehabilitation Centre. Sreyna's grandmother said: "I hope Sreyna's leg will be fixed so she can walk without a limp and be active like other children."

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