Success! Aziza from Tanzania raised $832 to fund burn contracture release surgery.

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Aziza's treatment was fully funded on December 29, 2019.
  • Aziza's story
  • Aziza's update
October 15, 2019

Photo of Aziza post-operation

November 25, 2019

Aziza underwent burn contracture release surgery.

Aziza’s surgery went well and had her left wrist released. Aziza couldn’t use her left hand due to the wrist contracture. Through this treat...

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Aziza's Timeline

  • October 15, 2019

    Aziza was submitted by Robert Kariuki, Process Coordinator at African Mission Healthcare.

  • October 18, 2019

    Aziza 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.

  • October 27, 2019

    Aziza's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • November 25, 2019

    Aziza's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • December 29, 2019

    Aziza's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 26 donors

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Enita comes from Ntcheu District and is a widow who lost her husband in 2011. She has 6 children of which the first four are married while the last two are aged 18 and 16 respectively. She is a farmer who is also supported by her last two children. Enita is grateful when she has time to rest and enjoys eating anything available. Enita was well until 10 years ago when she noted a small lump on the right side of her neck that was not painful. She did not bother visiting the hospital since this problem did not affect her daily activities. As time passed, the lump kept on growing bigger and bigger though without pain up until December 2023 when she shared that things got out of hand with her condition. She noted a blister that was very painful and affected her daily activities. She decided to visit her son who lives in the city of Lilongwe where different tests were done, and a diagnosis of goiter was made at Kamuzu Central Hospital. She was then referred to our medical partner's care center Partners in Hope Medical Center (PIH) for further management. Currently, she is experiencing pains from the scratched wound on her neck, neck heaviness, and frequent coughs that have affected her daily activities. On January 19th, Enita met the surgeon who confirmed the diagnosis of right goiter and the need for surgical intervention called thyroidectomy, which is the removal of part of the thyroid gland. Enita was referred to the Watsi program for assessment due to her financial instability. After a thorough assessment, she was eligible and thanks everyone for their consideration. Her daughter-in-law is helping commit some funds for her treatment support and their family needs help raising $1,015. Enita believes that the surgery will help her get better and continue to live a normal life. She shared, “Kindly help me. I need my peace of mind.”

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