Meet Collins, an active four-year-old boy who lives in Tanzania with his grandmother and siblings. “Collins likes to play with balls and cars,” shares our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation (AMHF).
Collins was seriously burned in an accident earlier this year.
AMHF explains, “Collins was playing with his little brother. That evening as they were laughing and running around inside the house, Collins accidentally tripped and fell. As he was trying to gain his balance so as not to fall down completely, his left hand went straight inside a pot which was full of boiling water.”
AMHF continues, “Collins is unable to use his left hand due to the contracture of the wrist and he still has a wound. Collins was treated traditionally and ended up with contracture of the wrist. His mother tried her best to take care of her son, but the little that she earns is not enough to cover the cost of treatment which Collins needs.”
$780 in funding will provide Collins with skin graft surgery. After the surgery AMHF expects, “the wound on Collins hand will heal, preventing him from contracting infections. … Later on the release of his wrist can be done to restore the functionality of his hand.”
Collins’ grandmother shares, “My grandson cries a lot when someone touches his hand. He still has a wound which is bothering him. I hope he will get better and regain his ability to use his hand again.”