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Success! Lazaro from Tanzania raised $870 to treat burn complications.

Lazaro
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$870
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Fully funded
Lazaro's treatment was fully funded on October 7, 2016.

Photo of Lazaro post-operation

November 16, 2016

Lazaro to treat burn complications.

When Lazaro was younger, he was running and knocked a log from the fire that spilled a pot of hot water on his left hand and leg. This caused the skin on his hand and leg to contract and scar, making it difficult for him to use both.

Lazaro’s treatment went well! After his surgery, he had two weeks of physiotherapy before going back home. Today, Lazaro shares that his wound has healed and he feels no pain, and he’s excited to be able to carry out tasks independently once again.

“I am very happy I was treated, shares Lazaro. “I cannot wait to go home.”

When Lazaro was younger, he was running and knocked a log from the fire that spilled a pot of hot water on his left hand and leg. This cause...

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October 2, 2016

Lazaro is an eleven-year-old boy who was burnt when he was younger. He was running and knocked a log from the fire and disturbed the pot that was cooking on it. It spilled and burnt his left hand and leg.

Lazaro cannot walk very far due to a contracture (skin tightening) behind his knee caused by his burns. He lives with his grandmother so that he can be closer to school, where he is in the nursery class. His parent never sought treatment for Lazaro because they were afraid of the costs.

Lazaro now requires surgery to release the contractures on his hand and behind his knee. This will greatly improve his hand and knee function and he might even be able to move back home to live with his parents and other siblings.

Lazaro shared, “When I grow up I would like to be able to own my own animals, be a good farmer and to have a wife! I am grateful to be getting surgery to help this.”

Lazaro is an eleven-year-old boy who was burnt when he was younger. He was running and knocked a log from the fire and disturbed the pot tha...

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Lazaro's Timeline

  • October 2, 2016
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Lazaro was submitted by Sarah Rejman, Rehab Surgery Project Program Director at African Mission Healthcare, our medical partner in Tanzania.

  • October 3, 2016
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Lazaro received 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.

  • October 4, 2016
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Lazaro's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • October 7, 2016
    FULLY FUNDED

    Lazaro's treatment was fully funded.

  • November 16, 2016
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Lazaro's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 2 donors

Funded by 2 donors

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