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Success! Twalib from Kenya raised $840 to fund burn contracture release surgery.

Twalib
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  • $840 raised, $0 to go
$840
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$0
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Fully funded
Twalib's treatment was fully funded on July 19, 2021.

Photo of Twalib post-operation

August 4, 2021

Twalib underwent burn contracture release surgery.

Twalib was admitted to the hospital and successfully underwent surgery the next day. He can now stretch his hand fully to use it so he can be more independent. Smiling, Twalib shares that his self-confidence has improved and he’s not afraid to play with his friends at school and at home again.

“I am grateful for the support. Continue with the good work of helping needy patients. God bless you!” Twalib’s mother told us.

Twalib was admitted to the hospital and successfully underwent surgery the next day. He can now stretch his hand fully to use it so he can ...

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May 25, 2021

Twalib is a six-year-old student and the youngest child in a family of three children. In school, he enjoys reading, drawing, and playing with other children. His mother is a tailor, while his father is not working at the moment, but serves in the church as an elder.

Five years ago, Twalib was accidentally burned by hot tea and sustained severe burns on his left arm. He was rushed to a hospital nearby and the wound was bandaged, but this did not prevent the contracture from extending. Twalib cannot carry anything with his left hand or stretch his hand fully and the condition has impacted his self–esteem.

Fortunately, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare (AMH), is helping Twalib receive treatment. On June 7th, surgeons at AMH’s care center will perform a burn contracture release surgery to boost his self-esteem and enable Twalib to use his hand. Now, his family needs help to fund this $840 procedure.

Twalib’s sister shared, “on behalf of our family, we are pleading for support from well-wishers to help my brother undergo surgery so that he can use his hand like other children.”

Twalib is a six-year-old student and the youngest child in a family of three children. In school, he enjoys reading, drawing, and playing wi...

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Twalib's Timeline

  • May 25, 2021
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • June 7, 2021
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Twalib received treatment at AIC Cure International Hospital in Kenya. 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.

  • June 9, 2021
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Twalib's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • July 19, 2021
    FULLY FUNDED

    Twalib's treatment was fully funded.

  • August 4, 2021
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Twalib's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 1 donor

Funded by 1 donor

Treatment
Single Contracture Release with or without Skin Graft
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $840 for Twalib's treatment
Hospital Fees
$209
Medical Staff
$157
Medication
$163
Supplies
$234
Labs
$37
Other
$40

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