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Success! Vivian from Tanzania raised $747 to fund a skin graft surgery to restore greater movement.

Vivian
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  • $747 raised, $0 to go
$747
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$0
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Fully funded
Vivian's treatment was fully funded on June 9, 2021.

Photo of Vivian post-operation

July 8, 2021

Vivian underwent a skin graft surgery to restore greater movement.

Vivian had a successful surgery to help release the contracture which limited her arm movement. Through this surgery, Vivian can now move her arm and is already using it in her daily life activities. She is healing really well and only has a small area with a fresh wound that they are caring for.

A smiling Vivian shares with us, “I am so happy, I can move my arm more and I am looking forward to going back home so that I can help my mother and siblings.’’

Vivian had a successful surgery to help release the contracture which limited her arm movement. Through this surgery, Vivian can now move he...

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May 9, 2021

Vivian is a fifth-grade student and the eldest of two children in her family. Vivian is a friendly and a hard working girl both at school and at home. She loves to help her mother with house chores and enjoys learning new things.

In 2019, Vivian was involved in a fire accident which has left her with burns and contracture on her right side. As a result, her range of movement is limited and it is difficult for her to use her right side of her body freely.

Fortunately, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare, is helping Vivian receive treatment. On May 11th, surgeons will perform a skin graft procedure to repair her injury and increase mobility on that side of her body. Now, Vivian’s family needs help to fund this $747 procedure.

Vivian’s mother shared, “After her first surgery, she could use her arm well but over the year it has started contracting again. She has been scheduled for another surgery which we cannot afford. Please help.”

Vivian is a fifth-grade student and the eldest of two children in her family. Vivian is a friendly and a hard working girl both at school an...

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Vivian's Timeline

  • May 9, 2021
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Vivian was submitted by Joan Kadagaya, Curative Medical Support Program-Partner Representative at African Mission Healthcare.

  • May 13, 2021
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Vivian's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • May 28, 2021
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Vivian 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 9, 2021
    FULLY FUNDED

    Vivian's treatment was fully funded.

  • July 8, 2021
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Vivian's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 29 donors

Funded by 29 donors

Treatment
Skin Graft
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $747 for Vivian's treatment
Hospital Fees
$574
Medical Staff
$15
Medication
$10
Supplies
$98
Labs
$14
Other
$36

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Paw

Paw is a 24-year-old woman from Thailand. Originally from Burma, Paw, her husband, their three daughters and her parents fled in March 2021 after the Burmese military shot rockets into their village. In Thailand, as refugees, they cannot work, and have temporarily moved in with Paw's brother and his family. They receive rice from her brother's neighbors, while her brother's family provides them with vegetables and curries. In July 2021, Paw's parents and her two older daughters went back to their village when they felt it was safe to do so. Meanwhile, her husband and her three-month-old baby have stayed with her while she receives treatment in Chiang Mai. Two years ago, Paw noticed a mass on the right side of her neck. Her neighbor suggested she apply a natural remedy, but unfortunately, the mass remained and grew over time. In September 2019, she visited a local hospital in Thailand with her husband, but the surgery recommended was too expensive. She experiences pain near the site of the mass, and the mass is still growing. Paw sought treatment through our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund (BCMF). She is scheduled to undergo mass removal surgery on August 16th, and now she needs to raise $1,500 to cover the total cost of her procedure and care. Paw shared, “I felt embarrassed and very upset when I first noticed that I had this problem. I will feel a lot better after my surgery because I have needed to receive it since I first went to see the doctor in 2019. In the future I want to look after my children and send them to school.”

86% funded

86%funded
$1,298raised
$202to go

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