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Success! Grace from Tanzania raised $874 to fund a burn contracture release surgery.

Grace
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  • $874 raised, $0 to go
$874
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Grace's treatment was fully funded on December 1, 2020.

Photo of Grace post-operation

February 3, 2021

Grace underwent a burn contracture release surgery.

Grace has had a successful surgery that has helped release her elbow which had contracted to limit her from straightening her arm and using it in her day to day activities. Through this surgery, Grace is able to straighten and bend her arm around the elbow just like other children. The medical team shared that as she grows, she still needs another surgery to help release the contracture around her wrist so that she can have full function of her arm in the future.

Grace’s mother says, “God bless you and add you more so that you can be able to help more patients like my daughter because without your help we wouldn’t afford this treatment cost. ”

Grace has had a successful surgery that has helped release her elbow which had contracted to limit her from straightening her arm and using ...

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November 12, 2020

Grace is a 6-year-old girl from Tanzania. She is the firstborn child in a family of two children. Grace’s parents depend on small scale farming for their living, and sell milk from the cows that they own.

Last year, Grace was left in her family’s hut when her mother went out to milk one of their cows. Normally, Grace would accompany her mother, but because it was raining, her mother asked her to keep herself warm by the fire. As she was warming herself, Grace’s clothing caught on fire, and she sustained burns on her left hand and arm. Her wounds have since healed, but her hand is now deformed and she is unable to use it in life’s daily activities.

Fortunately, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is helping Grace receive treatment. On November 13th, surgeons at their care center will perform a burn contracture release surgery to help restore her ability to use her hand easily. Now, she needs help to fund this $874 procedure.

Grace’s father shared, “The fire accident has left our daughter disabled. Please help correct her hand so that she can be able to use both of her hands and return to normal life.”

Grace is a 6-year-old girl from Tanzania. She is the firstborn child in a family of two children. Grace's parents depend on small scale farm...

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Grace's Timeline

  • November 12, 2020
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • November 13, 2020
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Grace 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.

  • November 15, 2020
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Grace's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • December 1, 2020
    FULLY FUNDED

    Grace's treatment was fully funded.

  • February 3, 2021
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Grace's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 30 donors

Funded by 30 donors

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

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