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Augostino from Kenya raised $1,478 to fund surgery to heal his burns.

Augostino
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Fully funded
Augostino's treatment was fully funded on July 1, 2022.

Photo of Augostino post-operation

November 1, 2022

Augostino underwent surgery to heal his burns.

Augostino, who had suffered burn contractures, has successfully completed the first stage of contracture release on his left eye. He can see without any problems, and is very happy.

Augostino has been going to school and his medical team is looking forward to the second stage release so that he will be able to live a full life ahead.

Augostino’s father says, “My son is progressing well. I am looking forward to the next procedure. Thank you for coming through for him and may God bless you.”

Augostino, who had suffered burn contractures, has successfully completed the first stage of contracture release on his left eye. He can see...

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April 30, 2022

Augostino is a playful boy in kindergarten, who hails from Samor village in Western Kenya.

One year ago, Augostino suffered severe burns to the left side of his face when he was trying to fetch food. As a result of his injury, Augostino developed scar contractures, which have tightened the skin around the burns.

Fortunately, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare, is helping Augostino receive treatment. On May 1st, surgeons at their care center will perform a burn contracture release surgery to help him heal. Now, his family needs help to fund this procedure, which will cost $1,478.

Augostino’s father says, “I want my child to have a good look just like other children. I always ask myself why this happened to him.”

Augostino is a playful boy in kindergarten, who hails from Samor village in Western Kenya. One year ago, Augostino suffered severe burn...

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Augostino's Timeline

  • April 30, 2022
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Augostino was submitted by Joan Kadagaya, Curative Medical Support Program-Partner Representative at African Mission Healthcare.

  • May 2, 2022
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Augostino's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • May 5, 2022
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Augostino received treatment at AIC Kapsowar Hospital in Kenya. 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.

  • July 1, 2022
    FULLY FUNDED

    Augostino's treatment was fully funded.

  • November 1, 2022
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    We received an update on Augostino. Read the update.

Funded by 29 donors

Funded by 29 donors

Treatment
Contracture Release with Skin Graft and Flap
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $1,478 for Augostino's treatment
Hospital Fees
$943
Medical Staff
$3
Medication
$74
Supplies
$300
Labs
$20
Other
$138

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