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Success! Sharon from Kenya raised $799 to fund burn contracture treatment.

Sharon
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  • $799 raised, $0 to go
$799
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$0
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Fully funded
Sharon's treatment was fully funded on December 18, 2020.

Photo of Sharon post-operation

July 9, 2020

Sharon underwent burn contracture treatment.

Sharon underwent surgery on May 26th. A skin graft and burn scar contracture release (BSCR), a procedure used to avoid further scarring, were performed. She also underwent a debridement, a washing of the wound and removal of the damaged tissue, before she was discharged home.

“I am grateful for the support you have rendered to us, offering transport from home to the hospital and also providing funds for my granddaughter’s surgery. All I can say is that may God continue blessing you to reach out to other patients in need,” shared Sharon’s grandmother.

Sharon underwent surgery on May 26th. A skin graft and burn scar contracture release (BSCR), a procedure used to avoid further scarring, wer...

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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
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • May 06, 2020
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Sharon's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • May 26, 2020
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    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
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Sharon's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • December 18, 2020
    FULLY FUNDED

    Sharon's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 35 donors

Funded by 35 donors

Treatment
Single Contracture Release with or without Skin Graft
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $799 for Sharon's treatment
Hospital Fees
$209
Medical Staff
$157
Medication
$163
Supplies
$233
Labs
$37

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Meet another patient you can support

100% of your donation funds life-changing surgery.

Kyomukama

Kyomukama is a 51-year-old woman from Uganda. Kyomukama is a mother of seven and is a small-scale farmer while her husband is a primary school teacher. Their firstborn is now 31 years old and is married already. All their other six children are in school and the cost of their school fees is a major challenge for the family. Kyomukama started having backaches about five years ago. She visited different clinics and could only get tablets to relieve her pain. This pain has persisted over time and has now spread to her legs, abdomen and joints. She came to Watsi's Medical Partner Care Center Rushoroza Hospital to seek medical advice. At Rushoroza, she presented with chronic pelvic pain and scan results show she has intra-uterine fibroids. If not treated, pain could stop her from doing her day to day survival activities and her quality of life will continue to be be affected negatively. Kyomukama can no longer do heavy work and has no peace at all due to her pains; her production in agriculture has been reduced. During her free time, she likes making handcrafts but has now started making them full time since she can’t go to the fields to practice farming. She is seeking financial support for the surgery. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $228 to fund Kyomukama's surgery. On October 7th, she will undergo gynecological surgery at our medical partner's care center. Once recovered, Kyomukama will be able to resume her daily activities free of pain and her quality of life will improve. Kyomukama says, “My family cannot afford the surgery charges and I am in a lot of pain. I will resume farming as soon as possible once given treatment.”

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