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

Heavenlight
100%
  • $874 raised, $0 to go
$874
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Heavenlight's treatment was fully funded on December 29, 2020.

Photo of Heavenlight post-operation

February 11, 2021

Heavenlight underwent burn treatment.

Heavenlight has had successful surgery on her left hand. Through this surgery, Heavenlight will be able to open her palm with ease and continue healing from her burn. When she heals, she will have here fingers released as well so that she can have full use of her hand as she grows up.

Heavenlight’s mother says, “God bless you all for helping in my daughter’s treatment both financial and in care and support. Thank you very much.”

Heavenlight has had successful surgery on her left hand. Through this surgery, Heavenlight will be able to open her palm with ease and conti...

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December 10, 2020

Heavenlight is a young girl from Tanzania who is almost two years old. She is a beautiful, cheerful, and friendly girl, and the last born child in her family. Heavenlight lives together with her one sibling and their single mother. Her father left her family when her mother was two months pregnant and, since then, her mother has raised Heavenlight and her sister by herself. She works at a local food restaurant and earns just enough to support their daily needs.

In September 2020, Heavenlight fell on a hot pot of water, which her mother had boiled to bathe her. While her mother briefly left to fetch another bucket, Heavnlight slipped and fell with her left hand landing inside the hot water. She suffered burns on her left hand, which later healed with severe burn contractures that limit her range of motion for her hand. Heavenlight’s mother could not afford to bring her to the hospital, so she treated Heavenlight’s wounds at home. She noticed the contractures, but did not know what to do. Fortunately, a stranger who passed their home and saw Heavenlight’s hand advised them to seek treatment at our medical partner’s care center, ALMC Hospital.

Fortunately they came to the hospital and our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is helping Heavenlight receive treatment. On December 11th, surgeons at their care center will perform a burn contracture release surgery to allow her utilize her hand with ease, and return to daily life activities. Now, she needs help to fund this $874 procedure.

Heavenlight’s mother shared, “Please help my daughter get this treatment so that she may be able to use her hand.”

Heavenlight is a young girl from Tanzania who is almost two years old. She is a beautiful, cheerful, and friendly girl, and the last born ch...

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Heavenlight's Timeline

  • December 10, 2020
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • December 13, 2020
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Heavenlight's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • December 29, 2020
    FULLY FUNDED

    Heavenlight's treatment was fully funded.

  • January 19, 2021
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Heavenlight 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.

  • February 11, 2021
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Heavenlight's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 18 donors

Funded by 18 donors

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

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