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Success! Abraham from Tanzania raised $870 to treat severe burns.

Abraham
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  • $870 raised, $0 to go
$870
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Fully funded
Abraham's treatment was fully funded on March 8, 2016.

Photo of Abraham post-operation

April 5, 2016

Abraham received treatment for severe burns.

Abraham’s surgery was a success. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, performed burn scar contracture release surgery on his right foot and amputated his fifth toe. His wounds have healed and Abraham is able to wear shoes again. With rehabilitation, Abraham will regain flexibility and movement of his foot.

Abraham’s family is very grateful for the surgery and support. His mother says, “I am so happy that my son can now wear shoes and his gait is slowly improving. I am very thankful for the financial support. My son will be able to walk to school now.”

Abraham's surgery was a success. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, performed burn scar contracture release surge...

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February 9, 2016

Abraham is a three-year-old boy from Tanzania, where he lives with his parents and siblings. “He is a mama’s boy,” shares our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation (AMHF), “Ever since the fire accident he does not want to leave his mama’s side.”

When Abraham was eight months old, he burned his right foot on hot coals. While Abraham’s wounds seemed to heal with traditional herbs and honey, a contracture (shortening of muscle cells that leads to rigidity) subsequently developed.

“Abraham is unable to wear shoes or walk properly due to burn scar contracture of his right foot and ankle. Abraham’s gait will continue to be affected if not treated,” explains AMHF.

AMHF can treat Abraham with contracture release surgery and a skin graft. Surgery will help Abraham regain flexibility, and burned skin tissue will be replaced with healthy tissue. “Abraham’s gait will improve and he will be able to wear shoes,” says AMHF.

Treatment will cost $870, which includes surgical and medical fees, a four-day stay at the hospital, and a 12 week stay at a physical rehabilitation center. With both of his parents working as farmers, they cannot afford to pay for Abraham’s treatment.

“All I hope is for my son to be able to walk properly and wear shoes, so that when he grows up, he can herd cattle, and go to school,” says Abraham’s mother.

Abraham is a three-year-old boy from Tanzania, where he lives with his parents and siblings. “He is a mama’s boy,” shares our medical partne...

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Abraham's Timeline

  • February 9, 2016
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Abraham was submitted by Esupat Kimerei, Rehab Surgery Project Assistant Coordinator at African Mission Healthcare.

  • February 9, 2016
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Abraham 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, 2016
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Abraham's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • March 8, 2016
    FULLY FUNDED

    Abraham's treatment was fully funded.

  • April 5, 2016
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Abraham's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 9 donors

Funded by 9 donors

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