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Success! Abigael from Kenya raised $1,176 to fund post-burn treatment.

Abigael
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  • $1,176 raised, $0 to go
$1,176
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$0
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Fully funded
Abigael's treatment was fully funded on March 3, 2020.

Photo of Abigael post-operation

April 14, 2020

Abigael underwent her post-burn treatment.

We’ve just heard from our Medical Partner that Abigael had a successful surgery. The burn contractures on her hand were released and she is recuperating well. With total healing, she will be able to utilize her hand with ease and reduce chances of permanent hand impairment.

Abigael’s grandmother is thankful for the support offered. She shared, “Thank you for supporting my grandchild’s surgery. I am grateful.”

We've just heard from our Medical Partner that Abigael had a successful surgery. The burn contractures on her hand were released and she is ...

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February 18, 2020

Abigael is a three-year-old girl from Kenya. Her mother is a 20-year-old student due to complete her high school education. Her grandmother and uncle are the sole breadwinners of the family. From bi-monthly payments of selling milk, her grandmother makes $15 which mostly pays fees for her children. This leaves her grandmother with little income to take care of any other family needs.

Abigael is a playful young girl. When she was two years old, in 2018, Abigael was playing with her friends and she ran into the kitchen, falling into boiling water. She dipped her left hand into the water and had spillover on her gluteal region. She is now not able to move her fingers.

Fortunately, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is helping Abigael receive treatment. On February 19th, surgeons at their care center will perform a burn contracture release surgery so she will be able to move her fingers easily. Now, she needs help to fund this $1,176 procedure.

Abigael’s grandmother says, “My prayer is to see my grandchild utilizing her hand with ease.”

Abigael is a three-year-old girl from Kenya. Her mother is a 20-year-old student due to complete her high school education. Her grandmother ...

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Abigael's Timeline

  • February 18, 2020
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • February 19, 2020
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Abigael's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • March 2, 2020
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Abigael received treatment at AIC Kijabe 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.

  • March 3, 2020
    FULLY FUNDED

    Abigael's treatment was fully funded.

  • April 14, 2020
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Abigael's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 19 donors

Funded by 19 donors

Treatment
Single Contracture Release
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $1,176 for Abigael's treatment
Hospital Fees
$1,144
Medical Staff
$0
Medication
$9
Supplies
$0
Labs
$23

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