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Dina from Tanzania raised $608 to fund a burn contracture release surgery.

Dina
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  • $608 raised, $0 to go
$608
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Dina's treatment was fully funded on July 7, 2020.
July 7, 2020

Dina decided to postpone her burn contracture release surgery.

Our Medical Partner shared that Dina no longer plans to have her hand surgery this year. She is hoping to be sitting for her final primary school exams this year, something she does not want to miss. Due to this, her surgery will be rescheduled until early next year. They are hopeful that Watsi can support her care at that time and appreciate support to help her reach her dreams in the future.

Our Medical Partner shared that Dina no longer plans to have her hand surgery this year. She is hoping to be sitting for her final primary s...

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March 31, 2020

Dina is a student from Tanzania. She is the sixth born in a family of eight children. She is currently in form one at school and her best subjects are mathematic and biology. She wishes to be a nurse in future. Dina is a very social person and very hard working both at home and school. She helps her mother with home chores and looking after her siblings. Her parents are small-scale farmers of maize, beans, and vegetables. Due to financial challenges her parents have not been able to seek treatment for her.

Dina was involved in a fire accident when she was two years old. This accident has left her with contracture on her elbow and her right hand fingers have been left deformed. Dina was playing with her sibling and friends close to their home while her parents were out in their farm. There was a tree stump which had been put on fire so that the land could be used for house construction. It had past all week and most people knew the fire was out, since the fire had burned the stump leaving a big hole that went down a meter. As Dina was playing around the stump she got pushed by a friend and went head first in the stump hole. In the process of try to support herself, she landed with her right hand while her legs were left up the stump. At the bottom of the stump there was still fire burning, leading to her hand being burnt. By the time the neighbors heard her and ran to her rescue, she had sustained severe burns on her right hand. She is still not able to use her hand freely and this is affecting her studies.

Fortunately, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is helping Dina receive treatment. On September 30th, during her school break, surgeons at their care center will perform a burn contracture release surgery so Dina will be able to use her hand freely again. Now, she needs help to fund this $608 procedure.

Dina says, “My wrist is now released and I can move it, now I need to have my fingers released too. Please help me have my fingers treated so that I can be able to fully use my hand.”

Dina is a student from Tanzania. She is the sixth born in a family of eight children. She is currently in form one at school and her best su...

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Dina's Timeline

  • March 31, 2020
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Dina was submitted by Joan Kadagaya, Curative Medical Support Program-Partner Representative at African Mission Healthcare, our medical partner in Tanzania.

  • April 06, 2020
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Dina's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • July 07, 2020
    FUNDING ENDED

    Dina is no longer raising funds.

  • July 07, 2020
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Dina's treatment did not happen. Read the update.

  • September 30, 2020
    TREATMENT SCHEDULED

    Dina was scheduled to receive treatment at Arusha Lutheran Medical Centre (ALMC). 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.

Funded by 9 donors

Funded by 9 donors

Treatment
Single Contracture Release
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $608 for Dina's treatment
Hospital Fees
$460
Medical Staff
$20
Medication
$11
Supplies
$103
Labs
$14

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