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Success! Glory from Tanzania raised $1,088 to fund surgery so she can use her hand again.

Glory
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  • $1,088 raised, $0 to go
$1,088
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Glory's treatment was fully funded on April 4, 2022.

Photo of Glory post-operation

April 15, 2022

Glory underwent surgery so she can use her hand.

Glory’s surgery went well! Through this treatment, Glory will now use be able to use her other fingers to hold things without being limited. She is still having dressing changes to reduce the risk of infection, but the medical team was happy to see her post-surgical wound is healing well.

Glory shared, “I would like to thank you all for the best advice and for helping me have this treatment. Thank you once more.”

Glory's surgery went well! Through this treatment, Glory will now use be able to use her other fingers to hold things without being limited....

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March 3, 2022

Glory lives with her grandmother in the village to attend school, while her four younger siblings live with her parents in the city. She is currently in form four and would like to be newscaster when she completes her studies.

Last December, Glory developed an infection on her right hand. This affected her studies to some extent, but she was determined to go to school to complete her final year. However, the wound has now contracted as it healed, making her unable to straighten her fingers. This injury has made it difficult to hold a pen well enough to write, but she has continued her studies as best as she can.

Glory’s family learned that she needs surgery to heal her condition and to be able to fully use her hand in the future. Her father could not afford the cost of the surgery out of his wages earned in his construction job. But, when he heard about the visiting plastic surgery team over the radio, he decided to seek help. Now, African Mission Healthcare is seeking support to fund her surgery, which will allow her better mobility in her hand.

Glory says, “It was hard for me to accept that my finger would need to be amputated but the surgeons have assured me that it will help me use my other fingers better making carrying out daily activities easier than now. Especially in my studies.”

Glory lives with her grandmother in the village to attend school, while her four younger siblings live with her parents in the city. She is ...

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Glory's Timeline

  • March 3, 2022
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • March 4, 2022
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Glory 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 11, 2022
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Glory's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • April 4, 2022
    FULLY FUNDED

    Glory's treatment was fully funded.

  • April 15, 2022
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Glory's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 22 donors

Funded by 22 donors

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

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