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

Gibson
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  • $832 raised, $0 to go
$832
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Gibson's treatment was fully funded on February 29, 2020.

Photo of Gibson post-operation

December 1, 2019

Gibson underwent burn contracture release surgery.

Gibson had a successful surgery that has helped release his axilla which had contracture thus limiting his arm movement. Through this surgery, Gibson will be able to use his arm with difficulty. He is still going on with regular dressing of the post-surgical wound. He might need skin graft for his wound since its open.

Gibson’s father says, “Thank you for being there for my son’s treatment. God bless you.”

Gibson had a successful surgery that has helped release his axilla which had contracture thus limiting his arm movement. Through this surger...

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September 26, 2019

Gibson is a young playful boy from Being the firstborn in a family of two, he loves helping his mother around the kitchen and playing football. When he was two years old, Gibson suffered extensive burns on his left upper body after hot boiling beans spilt on him while playing with his friend in the kitchen.

He was taken to the hospital and spent a long time healing. He healed with contractures on his left axilla and had a partial burn contracture release. The surgical site developed infections and he had skin grafting done but unfortunately failed and had a repeat surgery. He was reviewed by visiting surgeons and had skin flap surgery recommended to allow blood circulation. Without treatment, Gibson will be at risk of long term complications on his left hand.Gibson’s parents are peasant farmers who rely on the few harvests they get to make ends meet. They are not able to consolidate sufficient funds for their child’s surgery. The appeal for financial assistance.

Fortunately, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is helping Gibson receive treatment. On September 26th, surgeons at their care center will perform a burn contracture release surgery. Once treated, he will be able to stretch his hand with ease and reduce further infections on the wound. Now, he needs help to fund this $832 procedure.

Gibson’s father says, “The doctors have advised on one more surgery to make my son even better but am unable to afford the cost, if it’s possible kindly help us.”

Gibson is a young playful boy from Being the firstborn in a family of two, he loves helping his mother around the kitchen and playing footba...

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Gibson's Timeline

  • September 26, 2019
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Gibson was submitted by Robert Kariuki, Process Coordinator at African Mission Healthcare, our medical partner in Tanzania.

  • September 26, 2019
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Gibson received treatment at Arusha Lutheran Medical Centre (ALMC). 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.

  • November 10, 2019
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Gibson's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • December 01, 2019
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Gibson's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • February 29, 2020
    FULLY FUNDED

    Gibson's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 21 donors

Funded by 21 donors

Treatment
Contracture Release and Skin Graft
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $832 for Gibson's treatment
Hospital Fees
$660
Medical Staff
$20
Medication
$11
Supplies
$127
Labs
$14

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