Success! Pendo from Tanzania raised $874 to fund a burn contracture release and skin graft surgery.

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Fully funded
Pendo's treatment was fully funded on March 6, 2021.
  • Pendo's story
  • Pendo's update
January 14, 2021

Photo of Pendo post-operation

March 9, 2021

Pendo underwent a burn contracture release and skin graft surgery.

Pendo has had a successful surgery that has helped cover up post-surgical wounds after having surgery that helped release her burned wrist. ...

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Pendo's Timeline

  • January 14, 2021

    Pendo was submitted by Robert Kariuki, Process Coordinator at African Mission Healthcare.

  • January 18, 2021

    Pendo's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • January 21, 2021

    Pendo 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.

  • March 6, 2021

    Pendo's treatment was fully funded.

  • March 9, 2021

    Pendo's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 19 donors

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Festo is a 3-year-old boy and the seventh child in his family of eight. His family resides in a remote village called Itenka in the Mpanda district. Both of his parents engage in small-scale farming, earning just enough to cover their daily expenses. However, with the older children attending school, the parents are doing their best to manage both educational expenses and other day-to-day needs. During the initial stages of learning how to walk, Festo's parents noticed that he displayed signs of bowed legs. Initially, they attributed it to his newly acquired walking skills and assumed that his bones were not strong enough. However, at age of two, he was diagnosed with bilateral varus, characterized by bilateral knocking of the knees, which significantly hinders his ability to move around comfortably. Festo quickly becomes fatigued and experiences pain while attempting to walk. Furthermore, his overall health has been unstable, largely due to malnutrition. Fortunately, our medical partner African Mission Healthcare (AMH) can help. Festo is scheduled for corrective surgery on August 1st, and AMH is requesting $880 to fund the procedure. Treatment will hopefully restore Festo's mobility, allow him to participate in a variety of activities, and greatly decrease his risk of future complications. Festo’s mother shared, “I hope my boy to grow older free from any kind of disability. I hope he gets the right treatment that will make it possible to have a good life in the future.”

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