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Sharon is a shy 5-year-old from Kenya who needs $799 to fund burn contracture treatment.

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April 30, 2020

Meet Sharon, a 5-year-old girl from Kenya. She is the second born in a family of four children. Sharon was brought to Medical Partner’s clinic by her grandmother. Her mother has stayed at home and according to Sharon’s grandmother, she is mentally impaired.

Both Sharon’s mother and grandmother do not work and only depend on farm products and well-wishers. Their family hails from Makengi village in Embu county.

Sharon has a burn scar deformity that she sustained at home when paraffin poured on her and unfortunately, she caught fire, severely burning her feet. She healed with contractures on her hands and feet as well. She currently cannot walk or hold things on her hand and she is in great pain at the moment. Surgery will be of great impact to her as she will be able to stand, walk, and hold things. Her family is not able to raise the estimated cost of surgery and thus requested for support.

Fortunately, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare, is helping Sharon receive treatment. On May 20th, surgeons at their care center will perform a burn contracture release surgery to better allow her to use her hands easily. Now, she needs help to fund this $799 procedure.

“We cannot be able to raise the estimated cost of surgery and if there are any means that you can support us, we will be grateful.” Sharon’s grandmother told us.

Meet Sharon, a 5-year-old girl from Kenya. She is the second born in a family of four children. Sharon was brought to Medical Partner's clin...

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Sharon's Timeline

  • April 30, 2020

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

  • May 06, 2020

    Sharon's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • May 26, 2020

    Sharon received treatment at AIC Cure International Hospital. 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 09, 2020

    Awaiting Sharon's treatment update from African Mission Healthcare.


    Sharon is currently raising funds for her treatment.

Funded by 29 donors

Funded by 29 donors

Single Contracture Release with or without Skin Graft
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $799 for Sharon's treatment
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Tibafumura is a rural farmer from Uganda. She is a mother of three and shared that she lost her fourth born who was just one-year-old at the time. Her husband passed away fifteen years ago. He left his family a three-room semi-permanent house for shelter. She has managed to pay school fees for her children through farming and selling off some of her domestic animals. All of her three children are married, two of them are primary school teachers while the other one is still searching for a job. She receives minimal financial support since they too have their personal challenges in meeting their families' needs. Tibafumura starting feeling abdominal pains years ago. She visited different clinics and received tablets to relieve her pain. A scan at Rugarama Hospital showed that she had uterine fibroids but could not have the surgery due to lack of financial support from her family. She has now come to Watsi's Medical Partner Care Center Rushoroza Hospital to seek medical advice. At Rushoroza, she presented with a history of lower abdominal pains that have become progressively severe and reports to have taken medication without improvement. If her fibroids are not treated, pain could stop her from doing her day to day survival activities and her quality of life would be affected negatively. Tibafumura likes grazing her cows whenever she gets free time but she no longer does this due to her severe pain. She has completely stopped farming since she cannot climb hills or walk long distances to go to the fields. She cannot afford the surgery charges and seeks financial support. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $228 to fund Tibafumura's surgery. On October 7th, she will undergo gynecological surgery at our medical partner's care center. Once recovered, Tibafumura will be able to resume her daily activities free of pain and her quality of life will improve. Tibafumura says, “My family cannot afford the surgery charges and I am in a lot of pain. I will resume farming as soon as possible to be able to support and take care of my family.”

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Ainebyona is a high school student from Uganda. He came to the hospital with a swelling and pain in a sensitive area, which he has had for more than two years. Whenever he is doing any strenuous work or lies on the side, he is usually in pain. He had been to the hospital previously but only received pain medication. He was also advised to visit a specialist for specialized care but due to limited finances, he opted simply to tolerate the pain. However, with his pain persisting, he managed to raise a small amount to pay for a consultation fee and was reviewed by surgeons. Doctors have diagnosed him with a right inguinal hernia and herniorrhaphy treatment is recommended. Ainebyona is the tenth born in a family of 12 children coming from a humble background. His parents are small-scale farmers who are only able to earn sufficient funds to sustain the family's basic needs. Ainebyona worked at a construction site to afford the consultation fee and he appeals for financial assistance for his surgery.  Fortunately, on October 13th, he will undergo hernia repair surgery at our medical partner's care center. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $230 to fund Ainebyona's surgery. Once completed, this procedure will hopefully allow him to live more comfortably and confidently. Ainebyona shared, “I have enough hopes that once I have undergone my surgery, my life will become new and I will be in a position to continue with my life in a new way and complete my studies.”

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