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Success! Elizabeth from Tanzania raised $639 to fund a burn contracture surgery.

Elizabeth
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  • $639 raised, $0 to go
$639
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$0
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Fully funded
Elizabeth's treatment was fully funded on June 4, 2021.

Photo of Elizabeth post-operation

April 11, 2021

Elizabeth underwent a burn contracture surgery.

Elizabeth’s contracture release surgery on her right hand was successful and her axilla was successfully released. As a result of this surgery, Elizabeth will have wider movement of her axilla and be able to carry out her daily activities without limitation due to the contracture. Elizabeth’s wound is doing well, and the medical team is supporting her recovery and will assess if she may need an additional skin graft surgery later on as she grows.

Elizabeth’s mother shared, “God bless you all so much for coming in and helping fund my daughter’s treatment cost which has helped correct her burn. We are really grateful for all your help and support.”

Elizabeth’s contracture release surgery on her right hand was successful and her axilla was successfully released. As a result of this surge...

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March 3, 2021

Elizabeth is 8 years old and the last born in a family of eight children. Elizabeth is a friendly girl and currently in elementary school. She loves coloring and singing at school. Her parents are small scale farmers and livestock keepers.

Elizabeth was involved in a fire accident in late 2017. She and her siblings had been left at home by their mother as she went out to go fetch water. With no grown-up at home, they took a matchbox and went out to start a fire so that they could play cooking games. In the process, Elizabeth’s clothing caught on fire, and neighbors rescued her. She sustained severe burns that have since healed, so she has large skin contractures around her groin, elbow and axilla. She is not able to move her arm freely.

Fortunately, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare, is helping Elizabeth receive treatment. On March 4th, surgeons at their care center will perform a burn contracture release surgery so she will able to use her hand and move it freely. Now, she needs help to fund this $639 procedure.

Elizabeth’s father shared, “My daughter needs surgery to help correct her hand, but the cost is not something we can afford. Kindly help our daughter.”

Elizabeth is 8 years old and the last born in a family of eight children. Elizabeth is a friendly girl and currently in elementary school. S...

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Elizabeth's Timeline

  • March 3, 2021
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • March 4, 2021
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Elizabeth 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 4, 2021
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Elizabeth's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • April 11, 2021
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Elizabeth's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • June 4, 2021
    FULLY FUNDED

    Elizabeth's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 23 donors

Funded by 23 donors

Treatment
Single Contracture Release
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $639 for Elizabeth's treatment
Hospital Fees
$460
Medical Staff
$20
Medication
$11
Supplies
$103
Labs
$14
Other
$31

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Jayden

Jayden is a sweet baby and the last born in a family of 5 children. His parents separated before he was born and his mother does laundry for neighbors to provide for the family. Shortly after Jayden was born, his mother noticed a large swelling on his back. She did not have the money to take him to a doctor at the time but, when he was seven months old, she took him to the hospital where Jayden was examined and was sent to another facility for a scan. Unfortunately, the scan was not done because Jayden's mother could not raise the required amount of money. She shared her plight with her boss who got in touch with one of the ambassadors from BethanyKids hospital in their village. The ambassador reached out to her the following day and helped bring Jayden to the hospital. Upon examination, he was diagnosed with spina bifida and urgent surgery was recommended. Spina bifida is a type of neural tube defect in which the spine does not properly close around the spinal cord. Without treatment, Jayden is at risk of lower-limb paralysis, infection of the exposed nervous tissue, development of tethered cord syndrome, and possible developmental delays. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare, is requesting $1,151 to cover the cost of Jayden's spina bifida closure surgery. The procedure is scheduled to take place on June 21. This procedure will hopefully spare Jayden from the risks associated with his condition, instead allowing him to grow and develop along a healthy trajectory. Jayden’s mother says, “I have been praying for a long time for Jayden’s healing and I now believe that he will be treated.”

41% funded

41%funded
$474raised
$677to go

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