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Success! Cynthia from Kenya raised $1,129 to fund burn treatment.

Cynthia
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  • $1,129 raised, $0 to go
$1,129
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Cynthia's treatment was fully funded on September 23, 2017.

Photo of Cynthia post-operation

August 22, 2017

Cynthia underwent burn treatment.

Cynthia’s surgery was successful. She is doing very well and her smile tells it all. Chances of further infection were reduced by the surgery. She will have several clinical visits to assess her recovery.

Cynthia’s mother says, “Thank you for assisting us. We thank God for Watsi. I hope Cynthia will be able to proceed with her life normally after full recovery.”

Cynthia’s surgery was successful. She is doing very well and her smile tells it all. Chances of further infection were reduced by the surger...

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May 17, 2017

Cynthia is a quiet four-year-old girl from Kenya. In September 2016, Cynthia was playing with her younger sister when she fell in hot water and burned her leg and stomach. She spent about six months in the hospital being dressed and getting skin grafting, but that was not enough. After that, her family approached our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation (AMHF). Doctors recommended a skin graft and debridement, or the removal of damaged tissue.

AMHF requests $1,129 to help Cynthia and her family cover various aspects of her treatment, such as the surgery, medical supplies, medication, and 14 nights at the hospital. Treatment will cost $1,129.

“I pray my child will be well and have peace of mind,” says Cynthia’s mother.

Cynthia is a quiet four-year-old girl from Kenya. In September 2016, Cynthia was playing with her younger sister when she fell in hot water ...

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Cynthia's Timeline

  • May 17, 2017
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • May 18, 2017
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Cynthia received treatment at AIC Kijabe Hospital. 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.

  • June 09, 2017
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Cynthia's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • August 22, 2017
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Cynthia's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • September 23, 2017
    FULLY FUNDED

    Cynthia's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 13 donors

Funded by 13 donors

Treatment
Debridement & Skin Graft
  • Cost Breakdown
  • Diagnosis
  • Procedure
On average, it costs $1,129 for Cynthia's treatment
Hospital Fees
$1,021
Medical Staff
$0
Medication
$85
Supplies
$0
Labs
$23
  • Symptoms
  • Impact on patient's life
  • Cultural or regional significance

​What kinds of symptoms do patients experience before receiving treatment?

Symptoms include burns, open wound, pain and Inability/difficulty in walking, infection, scarring and disfigurement. Debridement and skin grafting are surgical processes used to treat serious wounds and burns.

​What is the impact on patients’ lives of living with these conditions?

The condition involves an open wound, pain and inability or difficulty in walking. The wound affects the ability to work or perform normal daily tasks.

What cultural or regional factors affect the treatment of these conditions?

Damaged skin and wounds are common in Kenya due to poor living conditions. Families use open flames for cooking and warmth, leading to burns. Traumatic wounds from farming accidents, road accidents, and violence are also common. Poorly controlled diabetes, an emerging problem, also causes infection and skin breakdown.

  • Process
  • Impact on patient's life
  • Risks and side-effects
  • Accessibility
  • Alternatives

What does the treatment process look like?

Debridement is the removal of dead/damaged tissue skin, and skin grafting is the process of covering damaged areas with healthy skin. Skin grafting involves the transplantation of skin from one body site to another. The transplanted tissue is called a skin graft.

What is the impact of this treatment on the patient’s life?

Treatment heals the wound and restores normal functioning.

What potential side effects or risks come with this treatment?

The risks of treatment are limited. The skin graft may fail or may become infected.

How accessible is treatment in the area? What is the typical journey like for a patient to receive care?

There are few quality centers in developing countries. Hospitals lack adequate resources and expertise to treat this condition.

What are the alternatives to this treatment?

Amputation, if treatment is delayed. Usually, by the time the patient has come to one of the AMHF partner hospitals, other approaches such as antibiotics and dressing changes have already been tried.

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