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Success! Daniel from Tanzania raised $874 to fund surgery on his nose following an animal attack.

Daniel
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Fully funded
Daniel's treatment was fully funded on December 28, 2020.

Photo of Daniel post-operation

December 29, 2020

Daniel underwent surgery on his nose following an animal attack.

Daniel had a successful surgery that has helped reconstruct his nose after being bitten by a hyena. Through this surgery Daniel will be able to breathe well, smell, and his nose will be able to warm up the air and trap dust particles from entering his body - something he would not be able if it was not for this surgery.

His life-changing treatment will also help save him from low self-esteem because of the condition of his nose. He is still receiving regular dressing changes and is showing good progress. His surgery is staged and he will need a flap division as his next stage surgery along with a cartilage placement.

Daniel’s mother says, “I will be forever grateful for what you have done to help correct my son’s nose. I am so happy and thankful.”

Daniel had a successful surgery that has helped reconstruct his nose after being bitten by a hyena. Through this surgery Daniel will be able...

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October 13, 2020

Daniel is a seven-year-old boy from Tanzania and the firstborn in a family of two children. Daniel is a big fan of football. He is currently in second grade and he shared his best subject is mathematics. Daniel and his younger sister, who is two years old, are being raised by their widowed mother after their father passed away last December after being sick for a long time. This left their mother with no one to give her a hand or support to take care of her children. Daniel’s mother depends on small-scale farming of maize and vegetables to be able to provide for her two children, something she says it has not been easy by herself.

Earlier this year in April, Daniel was attacked by a hyena as he was taking a bath outside their hut in the evening. The hyena grabbed him by the leg and started running with him towards the bushes. His mother was just close by bathing his younger sister and she ran after the hyena while crying for help. The hyena dropped Daniel but left him with claw injuries, broken bones and a badly injured face. He was rushed to the hospital where he had several surgeries to help repair the places he had been cut open and casting for his fractures. He has been able to recover but the incident left Daniel with damage to his nose. All of his earlier treatment costs were paid for by their church through donations, but his mom is now trying to raise funds for his additional surgery. Daniel has been scheduled for a skin flap cover surgery that will help repair his nose.

Fortunately, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is helping Daniel receive treatment. On October 14th, surgeons at their care center will perform a surgery to help correct his nose. Now, his family needs help to fund this $874 procedure.

Daniel’s mother says, “All the treatment my son has had ever since the incident it’s through God’s grace. I wouldn’t have been able to afford any of that. Please help fund his nose correction surgery.”

Daniel is a seven-year-old boy from Tanzania and the firstborn in a family of two children. Daniel is a big fan of football. He is currently...

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Daniel's Timeline

  • October 13, 2020
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • October 13, 2020
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Daniel's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • October 14, 2020
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Daniel 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.

  • December 28, 2020
    FULLY FUNDED

    Daniel's treatment was fully funded.

  • December 29, 2020
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Daniel's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 29 donors

Funded by 29 donors

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

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