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Success! Aziza from Tanzania raised $608 to fund burn contracture surgery on her hand.

Aziza
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  • $608 raised, $0 to go
$608
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$0
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Fully funded
Aziza's treatment was fully funded on September 16, 2020.

Photo of Aziza post-operation

April 17, 2020

Aziza underwent burn contracture surgery on her hand.

Aziza had a successful surgery that helped release her thumb to enable her to use her hand with ease in her daily life activities after she was involved in a fire accident that left her hand and fingers deformed due to skin contracture. She is now able to move her thumb and the surgeon feels if she is able to have skin graft surgery around the thumb she will be able to have more range of motion on the thumb making her life easier in the years ahead.

Aziza says, “Thank you for everything that you have done to help correct my hand, God bless you.”

Aziza had a successful surgery that helped release her thumb to enable her to use her hand with ease in her daily life activities after she ...

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February 18, 2020

Aziza is a young student from Tanzania. She is twelve year old and the second born in a family of three children. She is currently in class six and her best subjects are mathematic and Swahili. She would love to be a teacher when she grows up. Aziza is being raised by one of her aunts while her other sibling are being raised by other relatives, this after their mother past away four years ago. Their father developed a drinking problem and was not taking care of the children, so their relatives decided to help the children since they would miss meals and they didn’t have anyone to wash their clothes or provide them with other needs.

When she was three years old, Aziza fell on an open fire when playing with her two siblings. She suffered wrist burns and after a hospital stay, she was discharged to continue with dressing the burn at home. Unfortunately, she healed with contractures on her left wrist. In October last year, Watsi donors funded her her wrist contracture release and skin graft. She now needs her fingers released as contractures make it impossible for her to move her fingers freely.

Fortunately, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is helping Aziza receive treatment. On February 19th, surgeons at their care center will perform a burn contracture release surgery so she will be able to move her fingers and hand freely. Now, she needs help to fund this $608 procedure.

Aziza requested, “Help me have my hand fully released and be able to use it in my daily activities without challenges.”

Aziza is a young student from Tanzania. She is twelve year old and the second born in a family of three children. She is currently in class ...

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Aziza's Timeline

  • February 18, 2020
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • February 19, 2020
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Aziza 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.

  • February 19, 2020
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Aziza's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • April 17, 2020
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Aziza's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • September 16, 2020
    FULLY FUNDED

    Aziza's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 18 donors

Funded by 18 donors

Treatment
Single Contracture Release
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $608 for Aziza's treatment
Hospital Fees
$460
Medical Staff
$20
Medication
$11
Supplies
$103
Labs
$14

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Esther

Meet Esther, a 13-year-old girl, from a village in Kenya who is in need of treatment for genu varus, a knee condition that impacts her ability to walk. Her aunt told us that Esther likes reading and is very active at home. She helps her mother in doing household chores. Esther came to the hospital with her aunt, her grandmother, and a friend from the village. They told us that her mother could not make it to the hospital since she has a young child and she also has a disability on her feet. Esther is the oldest in a family of two children, with her family hailing from a village in Machakos County. Her mother is a housewife while her father is a farmer. They shared that their family lives in a two-roomed mud-house. Esther was born a healthy child, however at the age of one years old, her family noticed un unusual bowing of her legs. She could also feel pain. Since then her condition has continued to worsen. Currently, Esther is a sixth grade student. She often feels pain while walking, she cannot walk far or carry heavy loads. Her self esteem has also been very low which has affected her studies as well. Surgery will be of great impact to her because she will be able to walk, continue with her education, help her mother, and most of it all her self esteem will improve meaning she will be able to interact with other children comfortably. “If there is any kind of help to help our girl, we will gladly appreciate it,” Esther’s aunt told us.

86% funded

86%funded
$1,054raised
$170to go

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