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

Pendo
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  • $874 raised, $0 to go
$874
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Pendo's treatment was fully funded on March 6, 2021.
January 14, 2021

Pendo is a twenty-one-year-old mother from Tanzania. She has two children aged two and a half years and one and a half years.

In 2018, Pendo was involved in a fire accident. She had boiled water to give her two children warm baths. As she was bathing the youngest child close to the fire, she had an epileptic attack and fell down on the fire, leaving her unconscious and her right hand burned badly. Her firstborn child ran for help, and the neighbors rushed her to the hospital. There, Pendo had her burns cleaned and was advised to have them regularly dressed to help the wounds heal. However, after returning home, she never came back for more dressings due to financial challenges. Pendo sought treatment via herbal medicines instead, and her healing process was very slow.

Eventually, Pendo’s parents came to help take care of her and her children. She heard about our medical partner’s care center from them, and sought treatment to correct her hand. Through Watsi donor support, Pendo was able to successfully undergo treatment to have her wrist contractures released and pins inserted in her hand. Because of how her wounds are healing, doctors recommend she have another surgery to help cover up her post-surgical wound with a skin graft. Pendo appeals for financial help for the care she needs.

Fortunately, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is helping Pendo receive treatment. On January 15th, surgeons at their care center will perform a split-thickness skin graft burn surgery. Once recovered, she will be able to use her hand much more easily and return to taking care of her children. Now, she needs help to fund this $874 procedure.

Pendo shared, “My hand is now much better than before, though this wound is not healing well. This surgery will help in my healing, but I cannot afford it so I appreciate any help you can provide.”

Pendo is a twenty-one-year-old mother from Tanzania. She has two children aged two and a half years and one and a half years. In 2018, Pe...

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Pendo's Timeline

  • January 14, 2021
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Pendo was submitted by Robert Kariuki, Process Coordinator at African Mission Healthcare, our medical partner in Tanzania.

  • January 18, 2021
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Pendo's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • January 21, 2021
    TREATMENT SCHEDULED

    Pendo was scheduled to receive treatment at Arusha Lutheran Medical Centre (ALMC). 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 06, 2021
    FULLY FUNDED

    Pendo's treatment was fully funded.

  • TODAY
    AWAITING UPDATE

    Awaiting Pendo's treatment update from African Mission Healthcare.

Funded by 19 donors

Funded by 19 donors

Treatment
Contracture Release and Skin Graft
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $874 for Pendo's treatment
Hospital Fees
$660
Medical Staff
$20
Medication
$11
Supplies
$127
Labs
$14
Other
$42

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