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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
raised
$0
to go
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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