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Success! Jonathan from Tanzania raised $874 to fund contracture release surgery so he can use his hand.

Jonathan
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  • $874 raised, $0 to go
$874
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Jonathan's treatment was fully funded on July 12, 2021.

Photo of Jonathan post-operation

July 19, 2021

Jonathan underwent contracture release surgery so he can use his hand.

Jonathan has had a successful surgery that helped release his right hand fingers which had limited movement due to scars from a fire accident. Through this surgery, Jonathan will now have full function of his right hand, allowing him to carry out his daily life activities with ease, such as writing at school and playing. He is still getting regular clean dressings of his post-surgical wound and is healing well.

Jonathan’s mother says, “Thank you very much for making our son’s treatment possible, we were stranded due to the cost of treatment but thanks for your help and support, our son is well now.”

Jonathan has had a successful surgery that helped release his right hand fingers which had limited movement due to scars from a fire acciden...

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June 9, 2021

Jonathan is a playful three-year-old boy and the youngest child in a family of four children. He is currently in kindergarten and is learning to read and write, but finds it difficult with his condition. Jonathan’s father works at construction sites, while his mother sells vegetables.

One year ago, Jonathan was burnt by a hot iron, suffering burns on the fingers of his right hand. The burns healed with contractures making it difficult for him to straighten his fingers.

Fortunately, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare (AMH), is helping Jonathan receive treatment. On June 10th, surgeons at AMH’s care center will perform a burn contracture release surgery so that he has full use of his fingers. Now, he needs help to fund this $874 procedure.

Jonathan’s mother shared, “we want our son to have his fingers corrected but the cost is too high for us to afford. Please help us.”

Jonathan is a playful three-year-old boy and the youngest child in a family of four children. He is currently in kindergarten and is learnin...

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Jonathan's Timeline

  • June 9, 2021
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Jonathan was submitted by Edward Mugane, Impact Assessment Coordinator at African Mission Healthcare.

  • June 11, 2021
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Jonathan 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.

  • June 14, 2021
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Jonathan's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • July 12, 2021
    FULLY FUNDED

    Jonathan's treatment was fully funded.

  • July 19, 2021
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Jonathan's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 11 donors

Funded by 11 donors

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

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100% of your donation funds life-changing surgery.