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Success! Abraham from Tanzania raised $1,035 to fund an amputation.

Abraham
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  • $1,035 raised, $0 to go
$1,035
raised
$0
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Fully funded
Abraham's treatment was fully funded on September 8, 2018.

Photo of Abraham post-operation

August 8, 2018

Abraham underwent an amputation.

Surgery was successful. Soon, he will receive a prosthesis, which will allow him to walk without difficulty and be able to continue with school.

Abraham says, “My hope for the future is that I will be able to continue school and also be able to assist my family in the day to day chores now that I will be able to walk using the prosthesis.”

Surgery was successful. Soon, he will receive a prosthesis, which will allow him to walk without difficulty and be able to continue with sch...

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July 11, 2018

Abraham is a 13-year-old boy and the third child in a family of seven children. He is in fifth grade, and he loves science and mathematics. He wants to become a pilot when he grows up.

Abraham was born with malformations of his right foot and leg. He cannot walk comfortably. His father heard about our medical partner’s care center and decided to bring his son there. Now, Abraham is scheduled to undergo an amputation, after which he will be fitted with a prosthesis to help him walk.

Treatment is scheduled for July 12 and will cost $1,035. His parents are subsistence farmers and need help raising this money.

Abraham says, “I believe this treatment will help me by making my movements easy, I will be able to go to school and the doctor is telling me that the prosthesis will enable me to walk normal. Please help me get this treatment.”

Abraham is a 13-year-old boy and the third child in a family of seven children. He is in fifth grade, and he loves science and mathematics. ...

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Abraham's Timeline

  • July 11, 2018
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • July 12, 2018
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Abraham received 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.

  • July 12, 2018
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Abraham's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • August 08, 2018
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Abraham's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • September 08, 2018
    FULLY FUNDED

    Abraham's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 38 donors

Treatment
Amputation
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $1,035 for Abraham's treatment
Hospital Fees
$849
Medical Staff
$25
Medication
$11
Supplies
$98
Labs
$52

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Peter

Peter is a young boy from Kenya. Peter was diagnosed with left undescended testis in mid-2018. This is a condition where the testis cannot be felt in the scrotal sac as expected in a baby boy soon after birth. For a year now, Peter has been under her grandmother’s care. He recently began complaining of abdominal pains. Painkillers could barely ease the pain. From the nearest local clinic, ultrasound scanning revealed that Peter has a left undescended testis. The funds needed were, however, way beyond what Peter’s grandmother could raise. She resigned to fate until recently when a friend told them about the SAFE program at Kijabe hospital. Upon review in our facility, surgery was advised. If not treated, Peter is at risk of developing testicular cancer and/or inguinal hernia and potentially a testicular torsion. Peter is the third born of four children. He lives with his widowed maternal grandmother and siblings in a two-room house in Central Kenya. His parents abandoned him and his siblings and do not offer any assistance whatsoever. Peter’s grandmother has three grown children and does subsistence farming to provide just enough for her grandchildren and herself. Peter is in class one and aspires to be a pilot in future. His favorite subject is mathematics. His grandmother is appealing for help to see him get treated. Peter will be receiving assistance from our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation (AMHF). Fortunately, he is scheduled to undergo corrective surgery on September 27th. AMHF is requesting $535 to cover the total cost of his procedure and care. “I want to be a pilot when I grow up,” says Peter

47% funded

47%funded
$255raised
$280to go

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