Vanessa is a young child from Tanzania. She looks forward to starting school. She has five brothers and three sisters. Vanessa lives with her parents, who are farmers.
A few years ago, Vanessa was burned by hot porridge on her left hand and elbow. She was taken to the hospital and received treatment. She later developed burn contractures (tightened skin) and keloids (raised scar tissue). Vanessa cannot stretch her left hand because of the burn scar contractures and keloids around her elbow. She cannot carry things or play happily with her friends.
Vanessa traveled to our medical partner’s care center to receive treatment. On March 6, surgeons will remove the mass. Now, Vanessa needs help to raise $689 to fund this procedure.
“I am very excited that I will receive treatment soon and join school,” Vanessa said.