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Success! Barnaba from Tanzania raised $1,088 to fund surgery to heal his hand.

Barnaba
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  • $1,088 raised, $0 to go
$1,088
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Barnaba's treatment was fully funded on March 15, 2022.

Photo of Barnaba post-operation

May 9, 2022

Barnaba underwent surgery to heal his hand.

Barnaba had successful surgery to help restore use of his right hand, which was injured when he fell on hot ashes. He’s recovering well and on track to be able to use his hand again as he prepares to start school in the fall.

Barnaba said, ”Asante,” which means thank you in Swahili.

Barnaba had successful surgery to help restore use of his right hand, which was injured when he fell on hot ashes. He's recovering well and ...

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March 3, 2022

Barnaba is four-year-old boy and the second-oldest of four children. His father plans to enroll him in school next year, when he turns five. Both his parents depend on small-scale farming for a living, growing maize and vegetables for their family. Due to financial challenges, they are not able to afford medical treatment for Barnaba.

In 2021, Barnaba was out playing with his sibling and friends when he fell, and his right hand went into hot ashes. His parents rushed him to the hospital where he had the burns dressed. His wounds healed but he was left hand has been permanently impacted, which limits his motor function and affects daily life. The doctors at the local hospital advised his parents to seek treatment at a bigger hospital to have his hand surgically corrected.

Fortunately, our medical partner at African Mission Healthcare shared Barnaba’s story and are helping him get the care he needs. Now his family is seeking financial assistance to fund the $1,088 procedure.

Barnaba’s father says, “He now needs this treatment most because next year he is going to start school. He will struggle a lot if his fingers are not corrected.”

Barnaba is four-year-old boy and the second-oldest of four children. His father plans to enroll him in school next year, when he turns five....

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Barnaba's Timeline

  • March 3, 2022
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Barnaba was submitted by Edward Mugane, Impact Assessment Coordinator at African Mission Healthcare.

  • March 3, 2022
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Barnaba 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.

  • March 4, 2022
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Barnaba's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • March 15, 2022
    FULLY FUNDED

    Barnaba's treatment was fully funded.

  • May 9, 2022
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Barnaba's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 10 donors

Funded by 10 donors

Treatment
Amputation
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $1,088 for Barnaba's treatment
Hospital Fees
$902
Medical Staff
$25
Medication
$11
Supplies
$98
Labs
$52

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Dollores

Dollores is a hardworking 59-year-old woman from Philippines. She was an English as a Second Language (ESL) teacher, and then worked as a call center agent. Unfortunately, in October 2022, she was dismissed from her job due to being medically unfit. Now, she lives with her daughter and family, and the sole breadwinner is her son-in-law, who works in finance. In June 2022, Dollores noticed a mass on her right breast. At her initial examination, she was told that the mass was benign, but in a follow-up biopsy, she was diagnosed with breast cancer. Without treatment, the cancer may spread to other organs. A mastectomy, or a surgery to remove breast tissue, has been recommended to remove the cancer and prevent it from metastasizing. Fortunately, our medical partner, World Surgical Foundation Philippines (WSFP), is helping Dollores receive treatment. On January 7th, she will undergo a mastectomy at WSFP's care center. After treatment, Dollores will hopefully return to a cancer-free life. A portion of the cost of her treatment is being supported by the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation. Dollores needs help raising $1,058 to cover the remaining cost of her procedure and care. Dollores shared tearfully, "your help brings relief to my heart and mind. This will ease my worries, especially about the medical bill. I believe that there's a reason why you're saving me, and that's for me to continue with my life. Thank you, WATSI and World Surgical Foundation Philippines! I hope to give back the help that you've given me."

29% funded

29%funded
$311raised
$747to go

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