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Gibson is a young boy from Tanzania who needs $832 to fund burn contracture release surgery.

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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 Foundation, 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
    AWAITING UPDATE

    Awaiting Gibson's treatment update from African Mission Healthcare Foundation.

  • TODAY
    AWAITING FUNDING

    Gibson is currently raising funds for his treatment.

Funded by 4 donors

Funded by 4 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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