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Success! Aziza from Tanzania raised $1,088 to fund surgery to help her use her hand fully.

Aziza
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  • $1,088 raised, $0 to go
$1,088
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Aziza's treatment was fully funded on February 25, 2022.

Photo of Aziza post-operation

March 11, 2022

Aziza underwent surgery to help her use her hand fully.

Aziza’s treatment was a succes. Her surgery included the amputation of her finger, which had been impacted beyond repair. Her hand was badly burned in a fire accident when she was little. This surgery has finally helped her gain more functionality of her hand, which allows her to go about her daily life with more ease and comfort.

Aziza says, “At first, I was reluctant when I was told my finger will have to be removed. But after being informed that it will help me use my hand better, I was willing to have it removed. Thank you very much for your help.”

Aziza's treatment was a succes. Her surgery included the amputation of her finger, which had been impacted beyond repair. Her hand was badly...

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December 2, 2021

Aziza is 14-year-old girl and the second born child in a family of three children. She has just completed her class seven exams and looks forward to joining secondary school once the national examination results are out. She would love to be a teacher when she grows up.

Aziza was involved in a fire accident when she was just three years old and she had not been able to use her left hand to hold things or be able to participate in many home chores. Aziza had surgery in February 2020 to release the burn contracture on her hand, which went a long way to enable her to use her hand more. Now, Aziza also needs an amputation of the small finger of her left hand. Her small finger has significant flexion contracture with severe damage to the joint capsules.

Aziza is being raised by one of her aunts while her other siblings are being raised by other relatives after their mother passed away three years ago. Their father is not reliable in taking care of the children, and that’s when relatives decided to come in to help since they would miss meals and they didn’t have anyone to wash their clothes or provide them with other needs.

Aziza’s aunt has three children of her own and including Aziza she has a total of four children. Aziza’s aunt is a stay at home wife while the husband sells bicycle spare parts and repairs them for a living. The income is not much but just enough to help support the family.

Aziza says, “I am scared to lose a part of my hand but I agree with the surgeons that it is necessary and I hope it will help me be able to use my hand more. Please help me get this treatment.”

Aziza is 14-year-old girl and the second born child in a family of three children. She has just completed her class seven exams and looks fo...

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Aziza's Timeline

  • December 2, 2021
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • December 7, 2021
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Aziza's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • December 13, 2021
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Aziza 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.

  • February 25, 2022
    FULLY FUNDED

    Aziza's treatment was fully funded.

  • March 11, 2022
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Aziza's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 33 donors

Funded by 33 donors

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

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