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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
to go
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.

  • July 12, 2018
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Abraham 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.

  • July 12, 2018
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Abraham's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • August 8, 2018
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Abraham's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • September 8, 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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Elibariki

Elibariki is a playful and friends 10-year-old boy. He is the third born child in a family of five children. Elibariki has not started school yet because his parents shared that he cannot walk for a long distance due to his foot. The only school in their village is a long-distance walk for Elibariki and too far for him to manage. Elibariki’s parents are small-scale farmers who depend entirely on their harvest for their food and sell a few of the harvest to get money for other commodities. Elibariki was involved in a fire accident when he was three years old. At home, they have an open fireplace outside their house that serves as a cooking area. His mother had prepared breakfast that morning and there were still a few charcoals burning below the hot ashes. Elibariki and his siblings were playing around the fireplace when Elibariki accidentally stepped into the fire with his left foot. Access to medical care was out of reach for their family, so his parents treated him using herbal medicines. Now he is having difficulty walking. Fortunately, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare, is helping Elibariki receive treatment. On March 15th, surgeons at their care center will perform a burn contracture release surgery and he will be able to walk much better and without pain and discomfort. Now, their family needs help to fund this $639 procedure. Elibariki’s father says, “We always hoped one day we would find the money to take him to a hospital.”

42% funded

42%funded
$270raised
$369to go

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