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Nosiligi from Tanzania raised $874 to fund burn treatment.

Nosiligi
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  • $874 raised, $0 to go
$874
raised
$0
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Fully funded
Nosiligi's treatment was fully funded on April 21, 2021.

Photo of Nosiligi post-operation

April 11, 2021

Nosiligi underwent burn treatment.

Nosiligi had a successful surgery which helped release the contractures that were limiting her hand usage in her daily life. After surgery, she started regular dressings to keep the area free of infection and aid in healing. Unfortunately the skin graft has not fully taken so the surgical team has recommendated that Nosiligi undergo an additional skin graft surgery to help cover up the surgical area. As a result of this treatment, Nosiligi will be able to use her hand more flexibly without limitation from her contractures.

Nosiligi’s mother shared, “Thank you very much for treating my daughter and, may God add you more so that you can help other people in need of treatment like my daughter. Without your help, my daughter would be struggling to use her hand.”

Nosiligi had a successful surgery which helped release the contractures that were limiting her hand usage in her daily life. After surgery, ...

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March 1, 2021

Nosiligi is a 10-year-old girl and the seventh born child in a family of eight children. Nosiligi’s father passed away when she was two years old, leaving her in her mother’s care. Her mother is able to practice small scale farming on land that they own to make a living for the family.

When she was two years old, Nosiligi was playing with other siblings when she accidentally dipped her left hand in hot porridge. As a result, she sustained severe burns. Nosiligi is not able to utilize her left hand with ease due to the contractures that formed when her burns healed. Her mother was scared that Nosiligi might be discriminated against by other pupils due to her scars, so she kept her from attending school for the time being.

Through Watsi funding, Nosiligi was able to go through a first round of surgery on her wrist and recovered well. She now requires a surgery to help correct her left fingers, and her family appeals for financial support for her care.

Fortunately, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare, is helping Nosiligi receive treatment. On March 2nd, surgeons at their care center will perform a burn contracture release surgery to help improve the mobility in her fingers. Now, she needs help to fund this $874 procedure.

Nosiligi’s mother shared, “I have no means of paying for my daughter’s second-stage surgery. Kindly help us.”

Nosiligi is a 10-year-old girl and the seventh born child in a family of eight children. Nosiligi's father passed away when she was two year...

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Nosiligi's Timeline

  • March 1, 2021
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Nosiligi was submitted by Edward Mugane, Impact Assessment Coordinator at African Mission Healthcare.

  • March 2, 2021
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Nosiligi received treatment at Arusha Lutheran Medical Centre (ALMC) in Tanzania. 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.

  • March 3, 2021
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Nosiligi's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • April 11, 2021
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    We received an update on Nosiligi. Read the update.

  • April 21, 2021
    FULLY FUNDED

    Nosiligi's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 26 donors

Funded by 26 donors

Treatment
Contracture Release and Skin Graft
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $874 for Nosiligi's treatment
Hospital Fees
$660
Medical Staff
$20
Medication
$11
Supplies
$127
Labs
$14
Other
$42

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