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Success! Hilowie from Kenya raised $840 to fund burn treatment so she can use her arm.

Hilowie
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  • $840 raised, $0 to go
$840
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Hilowie's treatment was fully funded on October 6, 2021.

Photo of Hilowie post-operation

August 20, 2021

Hilowie underwent burn treatment so she can use her arm.

Hilowie underwent burn contracture release surgery and all went successfully. Her treatment will be of great impact to her life as she will finally be able to stretch her hand, do her household chores, and continue with school with her friends.

“We are grateful for the support, now I can believe Hilowie will use her hand like other girls. We will never forget Cure Hospital and the donors. God bless you,” Hilowie’s mother told us.

Hilowie underwent burn contracture release surgery and all went successfully. Her treatment will be of great impact to her life as she will...

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June 23, 2021

Hilowie is a social 13-year-old girl, and she is the fourth born in a family of five children. Hilowie is a sixth grade student and likes to read storybooks. Her favorite subjects are English and Kiswahili. Her mother is a businesswoman who has a small shop which she operates in the village, and her father passed away 12 years ago when Hilowie was very young.

Hilowie suffered burns when she was only four months old in a house fire. She sustained joint injuries known as contractures on her left hand, and until today the contractures have never improved. Currently, she cannot raise her hand or work at home, and this has greatly affected her studies.

Fortunately, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is helping Hilowie receive treatment. On June 28th, surgeons at their care center will perform a burn contracture release surgery so Hilowie will be able to use her hand, help around the house, and concentrate on her studies. Now, her family needs help to fund this $840 procedure.

“I would love my hand to be straightened so that I can continue with my studies and as well help my mother at home,” Hilowie told us.

Hilowie is a social 13-year-old girl, and she is the fourth born in a family of five children. Hilowie is a sixth grade student and likes to...

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Hilowie's Timeline

  • June 23, 2021
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Hilowie was submitted by Beatrice Njoroge, Curative Medical Support Program Coordinator at African Mission Healthcare.

  • June 26, 2021
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Hilowie's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • June 29, 2021
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Hilowie received treatment at AIC Cure International Hospital in Kenya. 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.

  • August 20, 2021
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Hilowie's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • October 6, 2021
    FULLY FUNDED

    Hilowie's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 32 donors

Treatment
Single Contracture Release with or without Skin Graft
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $840 for Hilowie's treatment
Hospital Fees
$209
Medical Staff
$157
Medication
$163
Supplies
$234
Labs
$37
Other
$40

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