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Agness from Tanzania raised $505 to get healthy.

Agness
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Fully funded
Agness's treatment was fully funded on October 9, 2013.

Photo of Agness post-operation

Agness received contracture release surgery to improve function of her arms and hands.

100% of your donation will be used to cover the cost of Agness’s medical care. You will receive an update after Agness receives treatment. This may take several weeks or even months, so please be patient.

Thank you for spreading the health on Watsi!

After a successful operation, both of Agness' arms are much straighter and their function has greatly improved. Thanks to your support, Agne...

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Agness is a determined young girl from Tanzania. She works hard to take care of her grandmother but many tasks are difficult for her. Agness is unable to use her arms due to burn scar contractures (areas of tightened skin caused by severe burns) on both arms.

“My wish is to one day go to school and later on work in an office as an accountant,” Agness tells her doctors, “I know I can do more with my hands.”

This strong-willed girl was abandoned by her parents at age nine and left to be raised by her grandmother. Yet, her grandmother depends on her family to take care of her and doesn’t have any money to afford her granddaughter’s surgery. If left untreated, Agness’ use of her hands will be greatly impaired.

Let’s help raise $505 for Agness’ surgery so she can use her hands again!

Agness is a determined young girl from Tanzania. She works hard to take care of her grandmother but many tasks are difficult for her. Agness...

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Agness's Timeline

  • October 08, 2013
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Agness's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • October 09, 2013
    FULLY FUNDED

    Agness's treatment was fully funded.

  • TODAY
    AWAITING UPDATE

    Awaiting Agness's treatment update from African Mission Healthcare.

Funded by 5 donors

Funded by 5 donors

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82% funded

82%funded
$1,236raised
$264to go

Meet another patient you can support

100% of your donation funds life-changing surgery.

Saw Eh

Saw Eh is a 25-year-old man from Thailand. He lives with his wife and two children in a refugee camp in northern Thailand. He works as a security guard in the camp while his wife looks after their two young children. His family receives 821 baht (approx. 27 USD) each month from an organisation called The Border Consortium as part of their rations, and he also earns 700 baht (approx. 23 USD) in a month from working as a security guard. Their monthly income is just enough to pay for their basic expenses. In the early morning of June 1st, 2020, at around 9:00 am, Saw Eh left the camp to forage for bamboo shoots in the jungle. While climbing over some slippery boulders, a few larger rocks from above him rolled down towards him. Unfortunately, Saw Eh could not avoid the falling rocks and was hit on the head and right leg. He was knocked unconscious and had no idea how long it took him to regain consciousness. When he did, he was in severe pain and cried out loudly for help. Luckily, a man was nearby and heard him shouting for help. The man fetched a few others to help him carry Saw Eh to the clinic in the refugee camp. At the clinic, the medic directly referred Saw Eh to Mae Sariang Hospital, as they knew they could not treat him in the camp. When he arrived at Mae Sariang Hospital, he received an x-ray, which confirmed that both bones in Saw Eh's right lower leg are fractured. The doctor then referred him to a hospital in Chiang Mai immediately, as he would need to receive surgery at a larger hospital, to ensure his leg heals properly. Currently, Saw Eh's right leg is in pain as well as his head. He cannot walk nor move his right leg. With the help of our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund, Saw Eh will undergo surgery to reset his fractured bones and ensure proper healing. The procedure is scheduled for June 1st and will cost $1,500. The surgery will stop Saw Eh from being in pain and will help his leg heal properly. He will then be able to walk again.

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82%funded
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$264to go