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Joram from Tanzania raised $780 to repair a burn wound on his arm.

Joram
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Joram's treatment was fully funded on August 23, 2015.

Photo of Joram post-operation

September 3, 2015

Joram received treatment for the burn wound on his arm.

“Joram is doing very well. Skin grafting was done successfully and the wound is almost healed,” shares our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation. “It is just the area around the wound that needs wound dressing which is done every other day. After complete healing, Joram will play freely, he won’t be in frequent pain whenever the wound is accidentally touched, and he will be able to use his arm properly.”

“We are truly happy with the outcome of the surgery and we are sure Joram’s sister will too. We are very thankful for the financial support because we wouldn’t have managed on our own,” his mother shares. “Our son will soon continue with normal growth. Thank you!”

"Joram is doing very well. Skin grafting was done successfully and the wound is almost healed," shares our medical partner, African Mission ...

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August 5, 2015

Joram, a talkative three-year-old boy from Tanzania, lives with his parents and four older siblings. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, (AMHF), shares, “Joram likes to draw and color pictures.”

A few months ago, Joram was involved in an accident that left him with a severe burn on his right arm. AMHF explains, “Joram was quietly seated in the kitchen finishing his lunch while his sisters were outside chasing each other. Suddenly, his sisters came running into the kitchen and one of the sisters accidentally pushed Joram.”

Upon falling, Joram landed in a pot of hot milk, which “poured onto Joram’s right arm and part of his chest and stomach.”

Joram was immediately rushed to the hospital, where he stayed for several months to treat the burns throughout his body. At this point in time, “a good area of the wound has healed very well,” AMHF reports. However, one large part of his right arm has not responded to treatment, leaving an open wound.

According to AMHF, “The wound hurts when lightly touched and bleeds when dressing is done.” Due to these symptoms and pain, “Joram is unable to use his right arm.” Without treatment, Joram’s burn can lead to sepsis—a complication of infection that prompts a full-body inflammatory response, typically resulting in exceptionally high fevers.

Joram’s parents—who are both small scale farmers—have “spent a lot of money treating Joram’s wound,” explains AMHF. Despite their efforts, Joram’s parents’ income cannot cover the extra costs of the more complicated treatment that Joram urgently needs.

With $780, Joram will receive a skin graft to heal the burn on his right arm. This operation will transplant a section of Joram’s healthy skin to the site of the burn. Following this procedure, he will stay at Plaster House—a surgical rehabilitation center—for three months.

In time, “Joram’s open wound will heal,” predicts AMHF. “He will have the ability to bend and stretch his right arm, allowing him to perform activities better.”

“It was an accident which Joram’s sister feels badly about,” Joram’s parents tell AMHF. “We hope for complete healing so that Joram can use his arm normally.”

Joram, a talkative three-year-old boy from Tanzania, lives with his parents and four older siblings. Our medical partner, African Mission He...

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Joram's Timeline

  • August 5, 2015
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Joram was submitted by Esupat Kimerei, Rehab Surgery Project Assistant Coordinator at African Mission Healthcare, our medical partner in Tanzania.

  • August 06, 2015
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Joram received treatment. 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.

  • August 16, 2015
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Joram's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • August 23, 2015
    FULLY FUNDED

    Joram's treatment was fully funded.

  • September 03, 2015
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    We received an update on Joram. Read the update.

Funded by 5 donors

Funded by 5 donors

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