Muriet suffered serious burns to her leg in a fire, and is unable to walk normally. The Watsi coordinator at African Mission Healthcare Foundation says she, “cannot run or play with other children,” and that she needs surgery and skin grafting to restore mobility to her leg.
Burns constitute the second most common cause of trauma-related deaths worldwide. For burn victims who survive, the next question becomes whether they will return to society as normal, productive people. In the developing world, due to lack of access to surgical care, the answer is often no.
For $500, African Mission Healthcare Foundation can make sure Muriet gets the medical care she needs to live a normal life. The cost of treatment includes surgery, hospital stay, rehabilitation, and materials.