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Charles from Tanzania raised $711 to fund burn repair surgery.

Charles
100%
  • $711 raised, $0 to go
$711
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Charles's treatment was fully funded on May 28, 2019.
May 28, 2019

Charles did not receive treatment as expected.

Fortunately, his wound was healing well without surgery, so his doctor decided that the procedure was unnecessary.

Fortunately, his wound was healing well without surgery, so his doctor decided that the procedure was unnecessary....

April 15, 2019

Charles is a farmer from Tanzania. He is the third born child in a family of seven children. He is a hardworking young man.

Charles was involved in a fire accident when he was ten years old. He was treated, but after his wounds healed, the skin started contracting. The contractures were released but the wound is not healing well.

Fortunately, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is helping Charles receive treatment. On April 16, surgeons will perform a skin graft procedure to help him use his hand more freely. Now, Charles needs help to fund this $711 procedure.

Charles says, “Please help me get this surgery to help close up my wound.”

Charles is a farmer from Tanzania. He is the third born child in a family of seven children. He is a hardworking young man. Charles was ...

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Charles's Timeline

  • April 15, 2019
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • April 16, 2019
    TREATMENT SCHEDULED

    Charles was scheduled to receive 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.

  • April 17, 2019
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Charles's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • May 28, 2019
    FUNDING ENDED

    Charles is no longer raising funds.

  • May 28, 2019
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Charles's treatment did not happen. Read the update.

Funded by 18 donors

Funded by 18 donors

Treatment
Skin Graft
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $711 for Charles's treatment
Hospital Fees
$574
Medical Staff
$15
Medication
$10
Supplies
$98
Labs
$14

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Chan is a 36-year-old woman who lives with her husband and father-in-law in Shwepyithar Town, Yangon Division. Chan’s husband works as a day labourer on a construction site, while Chan is a seamstress who works from home. In 2010, Chan started to feel tired, had a rapid heartbeat and developed joint pain. She went to the clinic in Thaton, where she lived at that time, and received an an echocardiogram (echo) and x-ray. The doctor also told her that, if her heart became too enlarged, she would not be able to control her condition with oral medication and she would not be able to have a baby. She then received oral medication for a week which made her feel better for a while. In September 2019, when she went back for her follow-up appointment, she received another echo. Following this, the doctor explained to her that her condition could no longer be stabilized with medication. As he knew that Chan could not afford to pay for her surgery, he referred her to Pinlon Hospital. On 17th September 2019, she met the staff at Pin Long Hospital and who then referred her to Burma Children Medical Fund (BCMF). Currently, Chan suffers from chest pain, has difficulty breathing, has a rapid heartbeat and has lost weight. In her free times Chan likes to sew, cook and do housework. “When I’m fully recovered, I will continue to work as a seamstress, save money and live happily with family,” said Chan. “Once I have enough money, my husband and I have decided to adopt one child. And I want to do charity work and help poor people as much as I can.”

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$1,014raised
$486to go

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