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Success! Beatrice from Tanzania raised $874 to fund leg surgery.

Beatrice
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  • $874 raised, $0 to go
$874
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Fully funded
Beatrice's treatment was fully funded on May 22, 2021.

Photo of Beatrice post-operation

June 11, 2021

Beatrice underwent burn treatment surgery.

Beatrice had a successful skin graft surgery that has helped cover up her never healing wound despite regular dressings. The surgeon decided to do a skin grafting of the wound and once she is healed then they will do a surgery to release the contracture enabling her to straighten her right leg and be able to stand and walk.

Beatrice’s mother says, “Thank you for your help and support in treating my daughter. Her wound is now showing good healing progress, something that will help her have the remaining surgery of releasing the contracture on her leg so that she can stand and walk.”

Beatrice had a successful skin graft surgery that has helped cover up her never healing wound despite regular dressings. The surgeon decided...

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May 3, 2021

Beatrice is a three-year-old girl and the youngest in a family of five children. She is an outgoing and friendly girl who loves to play with other children. Beatrice and her siblings are being raised by their mother, who sells vegetables and fruits to make a living. She also practices small scale farming and the family grows most of the food they need at home.

Beatrice went to play with a neighbor’s child who is around the same age. While at her neighbor’s house, a fire had been started to prepare food. As the children were playing, Beatrice accidentally fell onto the fire. She has open wounds and a contracture behind her knee. She is at risk of infection and is not able to move her leg freely.

Fortunately, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare (AMH), is helping Beatrice receive treatment. On May 4th, surgeons at AMH’s care center will perform a burn contracture release surgery to help her walk easily again. Now, her family needs help to fund this $874 procedure.

Beatrice’s mother shared, “my daughter cannot stand nor walk due to the contracture. She used to walk and go out playing with other children which is something she can’t do any more. Please help my daughter.”

Beatrice is a three-year-old girl and the youngest in a family of five children. She is an outgoing and friendly girl who loves to play with...

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Beatrice's Timeline

  • May 3, 2021
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • May 4, 2021
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Beatrice 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.

  • May 6, 2021
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Beatrice's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • May 22, 2021
    FULLY FUNDED

    Beatrice's treatment was fully funded.

  • June 11, 2021
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Beatrice's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 31 donors

Funded by 31 donors

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

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Naw En

Naw En is a 31-year-old woman who lives with her husband, two sons and parents in a village in Karen State near the border of Burma and Thailand. Her husband and parents are subsistence farmers. Naw En is a village health worker, and her two sons are primary school students in the village. Although she earns around 100,000 kyat (approx. 100 USD) per month to support her family, she does whatever she can to only charge the villagers she treats for medications provided. Those who cannot afford to pay for the cost of medications are provided medication free of charge. Her family also raises chickens and pigs for their family to eat. The income Naw En earns is just enough to cover their daily expenses, but they have to borrow money to pay for anything else, like basic health care. Naw En learned she was pregnant last August 2021. She went to register her pregnancy at nearby Hlaingbwe Hospital, but the doctor told her to go to Hpa-An General Hospital when she told them that she had high blood pressure and previously needed a c-section delivery. When she went to Hpa-An General Hospital, a nurse told her to go to Taw Win Thu Ka Hospital because they were understaffed due to the coup and humanitarian crisis in their area. Finally, she then registered her pregnancy at Taw Win Thu Ka Hospital last November and received an ultrasound, blood test and urine test. The doctor gave her monthly follow-up appointments to check her high blood pressure and to check that her baby is in the right position. In January, Naw En learned that she will have a girl. “I was very happy to hear this as I already have two sons,” she said. Her doctor has now told her that she will need another c-section to ensure a safe delivery and unable to come up with the money needed, Naw En called her friend who works in Mae Sot to ask for help. Her friend told her about our medical partner Burma Children Medical Fund (BCMF) and that she may be able to find assistance in accessing her treatment. Currently, Naw En is taking medication for high blood pressure and feels tired when she walks. She can feel her baby kicking. When her blood pressure is high, she feels dizzy. She feels stressed each time she has to travel to the hospital, as it is located four hours from her home and cost 60,000 kyat (approx. 60 USD) just for the round-trip transportation. She is also worried about the cost of her c-section and that they would have to borrow money if they cannot find donors. In the future, she will continue to work as a village health worker. In her free times, she loves to spend time with her two sons and play with them. Naw En said, “I was happy when BCMF staff told me that donors will help pay for my c-section. Thank you so much to the donors for reliving me of my worries.” She also added, “I am very happy and excited to have a baby girl!”

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$801raised
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