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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
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$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, 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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100% of your donation funds life-changing surgery.

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