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Success! Langeda from Tanzania raised $874 to fund a contracture release and skin graft surgery.

Langeda
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  • $874 raised, $0 to go
$874
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Langeda's treatment was fully funded on March 15, 2022.

Photo of Langeda post-operation

April 11, 2022

Langeda underwent surgery and is healing well.

Langeda’s burn surgery went well to heal his right wrist, hand, and fingers with a skin graft. Through this surgery, Langeda will have control of his fingers and be able to use them to hold things, which he wasn’t able to do before.

Langeda’s mother told us, “Our son is doing fine, and his recovery is going well. Thank you for all the help and support!”

Langeda’s burn surgery went well to heal his right wrist, hand, and fingers with a skin graft. Through this surgery, Langeda will have contr...

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March 1, 2022

Langeda is a charming 23-month-old boy and the only child to his mother. Langeda’s parents work as livestock keepers who sell cattle to provide for their family.

When he was five months old, Langeda was in bed while his mother was outside doing chores. He woke up and rolled off the bed, and his hand went into a bedside fire. He sustained severe burns and was treated at home using traditional medicine, however, he now has limited use of his hand.

Fortunately, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare (AMH), is helping Langeda receive treatment. On March 2nd, surgeons will perform a burn contracture release surgery so that he can use his hand freely. Now, he and his family need help raising $874 to fund his procedure and care.

Langeda’s mother was grateful that support for her son was now possible and shared, “we have never sought treatment for our son due to lack of money.”

Langeda is a charming 23-month-old boy and the only child to his mother. Langeda’s parents work as livestock keepers who sell cattle to prov...

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Langeda's Timeline

  • March 1, 2022
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • March 2, 2022
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Langeda 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 2, 2022
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Langeda's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • March 15, 2022
    FULLY FUNDED

    Langeda's treatment was fully funded.

  • April 11, 2022
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Langeda's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 16 donors

Funded by 16 donors

Treatment
Contracture Release and Skin Graft
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $874 for Langeda's treatment
Hospital Fees
$660
Medical Staff
$20
Medication
$11
Supplies
$127
Labs
$14
Other
$42

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Lilian

Lilian is a 25-year-old woman who works as a helper for another family. A mother of two young children, she is raising them alone, since she and her husband are separated. She says that despite struggling to sustain them, she loves them a lot. Six years ago, Lilian began to experience troubling symptoms, including a swollen neck, snoring, difficulty breathing especially at night and feeling the weight of a growth in her neck. She has also been experiencing low self-esteem due to the neck swelling. She was diagnosed with large Right Multinodular Goiter, and needs surgery to prevent her symptoms from getting worse. Lillian could not go to the hospital for lack of money until one of her neighbours who had been supported through the Watsi program brought her to Nazareth Hospital for possible support. She was advised to have an ultrasound scan and thyroid function tests. For three months, she did not return to Nazareth, until last week when she had finally managed to raise money for the tests. Now our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is helping Lilian receive treatment. She is scheduled to undergo a thyroidectomy on October 24th at our medical partner's care center. Surgeons will remove all or part of her thyroid gland. This procedure will cost $657, and she and her family need help raising money. Lilian is very optimistic and says, “Now I have the results and I am very hopeful that the sponsors will answer to my plea, so that I can regain my normal life, self-esteem and take care of my small children.”

25% funded

25%funded
$165raised
$492to go
Su

Su is 10-year-old girl who lives in Thailand. Both of her parents work for a community based organization helping others in their area. In her free time, Su likes to draw pictures and play with her friends. Su was born with clubfeet and a dislocated hip. She received corrective surgery in Chiang Mai with the help of our medical partner BCMF after she was born. During her last visit to the hospital when she was young, the doctor told her mother that they only had to return to the hospital when she outgrew her clubfeet correction shoes. However, her parents could never bring her back. In additional to financial constraints, their legal documents expired, and later when they had legal documents, they could not go to Chiang Mai due to covid-19 travel restrictions. In June 2022, Su started to experience pain in her right foot whenever she walked more than 10 minutes. She also experienced pain in her right hip for the first time when she walked. The doctor at Mae Sot Hospital diagnosed her with a dislocated hip and referred her to the larger hospital Chiang Mai for further treatment. In October an MRI was performed for Su and it was determined that she may need two surgeries: one for hrt hip and another for her clubfeet condition. The first surgery is for a hip replacement and the doctor scheduled her for surgery on November 25th so she can be out of pain as quickly as possible. Her family needs $1500 for her hip replacement surgery. Su's father said, "I am hopeful for my daughter to receive surgery soon. After surgery, I hope that she will be able to walk like other children and she will not be shy when she grows up. Now, when she goes to school, some of her friends tease her that she cannot walk properly like other children."

74% funded

74%funded
$1,122raised
$378to go

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