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Success! Alamunyaki from Tanzania raised $639 to fund burn treatment to be able to use his hand.

Alamunyaki
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  • $639 raised, $0 to go
$639
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Alamunyaki's treatment was fully funded on May 5, 2021.

Photo of Alamunyaki post-operation

April 11, 2021

Alamunyaki underwent burn treatment to be able to use his hand.

Alamunyaki has had a successful surgery that has helped release his right-hand contractures, which were limiting his hand movement and ability to use it to carry out his daily life activities. As a result of this surgery, the contractures have been released and his hand has been straightened successfully. As Alamunyaki was having his dressings changed, he developed necrosis which required debridement, but his wound is now healing well!

Alamunyaki’s uncle shared, “Thank you very much for helping treat my nephew. I hope he will recover fully and be able to use both of his hands in his day to day life, and mostly when he joins the school.”

Alamunyaki has had a successful surgery that has helped release his right-hand contractures, which were limiting his hand movement and abili...

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March 2, 2021

Alamunyaki is an 11-year-old boy and the fourth born in a family of five children. Alamunyaki is a very social and hard-working boy. He has not had the chance to join school due to his parent’s financial challenges. There is hope for Alamunyaki joining school because one of his uncles has offered to take him and support him in school next year. It is also Alamunyaki’s uncle who decided to seek treatment for his nephew who has burn contracture on his right hand from the elbow all the way down to the wrist and fingers, making it impossible for him to hold things with the hand.

Alamunyaki’s parents are small scale farmers of maize and vegetables, which they mostly use for their own consumption and sell what they can of the harvest in order to get money to buy other commodities. They also have a few goats which Alamunyaki and his siblings help their parents in grazing.

Alamunyaki was involved in a fire accident when he was two years old. He was at the fireplace with his siblings warming themselves while their mother was preparing dinner. Alamunyaki was dressed in his traditional maasai clothing which caught fire by accident. Alamunyaki sustained a severe burn and needed to be taken to the hospital but due to his parent’s financial constraints they couldn’t take him and treated him at home using herbal and traditional medicines. The skin around the burns has contracted making it impossible for him to use his right hand.

Fortunately, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare, is helping Alamunyaki receive treatment. On March 3rd, surgeons at their care center will perform a burn contracture release surgery to he will be able to use his. Now, their family needs help to fund this $639 procedure.

Alamunyaki’s uncle says: “I would like my nephew to go to school next year but I understand it’s not going to be easy if he does not have his right hand correct. Kindly help him because his parents cannot afford the cost.”

Alamunyaki is an 11-year-old boy and the fourth born in a family of five children. Alamunyaki is a very social and hard-working boy. He has ...

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Alamunyaki's Timeline

  • March 2, 2021
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Alamunyaki was submitted by Joan Kadagaya, Curative Medical Support Program-Partner Representative at African Mission Healthcare.

  • March 3, 2021
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Alamunyaki 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, 2021
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Alamunyaki's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • April 11, 2021
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Alamunyaki's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • May 5, 2021
    FULLY FUNDED

    Alamunyaki's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 17 donors

Funded by 17 donors

Treatment
Single Contracture Release
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $639 for Alamunyaki's treatment
Hospital Fees
$460
Medical Staff
$20
Medication
$11
Supplies
$103
Labs
$14
Other
$31

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