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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
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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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Kasotot

Kasotot is a cheerful 68-year-old woman from the arid region of Baringo County in Kenya. She is a widow and mother of seven children who are all grown. She lives with her youngest son and grandson. The main economic activity in the area is livestock herding of cattle, sheep, and goats. It is a challenging life, affected by insecurity, cattle rustling, and a lack of schools and other services. Most people barter with their neighboring communities for food and/or sell their animals in order to get money for food. Kasotot has no knowledge of medical insurance, and lives in a place full of hardships with no opportunity to do any saving. Kasotot suffers from epilepsy and last month she had a seizure that made her fall into the fire and burn her foot. She went to the closest hospital for treatment. Her wound condition worsened with time and when she went back to the hospital it was already infected. The facility was small, and was unable to provide the needed treatment, so she was referred to Kapsowar Hospital. Upon examination, she was admitted for urgent debridement, or deep cleaning of the wound. Kasotot is currently confined to a wheelchair, thus not able to work. Her wound is now clean after a successful wound debridement, but she requires a free tissue flap in order to reconstruct her burned foot and quicken her healing. Fortunately, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is helping Kasotot receive treatment. On November 7th, surgeons will perform surgery so Kasotot will be able to walk, work and provide for herself so as to not overly burden her son and grandson. Now, she needs help to fund this $1,478 procedure. Kasotot says, “I have really burdened my son and grandson now that I cannot walk on my own. It really hurts when all they can do is look after me while I cannot help them as I did before. Kindly help me so that we can be together in order to bring food to our table and strive together to get our basic needs.”

78% funded

78%funded
$1,167raised
$310to go

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