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Muriet from Tanzania raised $500 to get healthy.

Muriet
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  • $500 raised, $0 to go
$500
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$0
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Fully funded
Muriet's treatment was fully funded on March 11, 2013.

Photo of Muriet post-operation

Muriet received treatment for severe burns and is expected to make a full recovery.

“Muriet’s operation was a success. She has some weeks of splinting ahead but should return home able to do many more activities!”

"Muriet's operation was a success. She has some weeks of splinting ahead but should return home able to do many more activities!"...

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.

Muriet suffered serious burns to her leg in a fire, and is unable to walk normally. The Watsi coordinator at African Mission Healthcare Foun...

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Muriet's Timeline

  • March 11, 2013
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Muriet's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • March 11, 2013
    FULLY FUNDED

    Muriet's treatment was fully funded.

  • February 12, 2015
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    We received an update on Muriet. Read the update.

Funded by 4 donors

Funded by 4 donors

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Susan

Susan is a seven-year-old girl in the first grade and the second child in her family. Unfortunately, Susan was involved in a grisly road traffic accident when a vehicle lost control on March 8th, 2021. Five children and the teachers were hit, and one child unfortunately passed away. Susan survived despite sustaining fractures on her right hand and leg. She was brought to our medical partner's care center, Nazareth Hospital, and had a fracture repair surgery on her hand and leg. One week ago the plates were removed. Susan's hand has healed well but she has started having severe pain on her leg. When Susan's parents brought her back to the hospital, a X-Ray showed the fracture has reoccurred, and the surgeon recommended a repeat surgery. Without treatment, Susan will continue experiencing the pain, she may never be able to use her leg again, or her leg may eventually heal with a deformity. Fortunately, the surgeons at Nazareth can help. On July 1st, Susan is scheduled to undergo a fracture repair procedure, called an open reduction and internal fixation. Afterward, Susan will freed from pain and will be able to use her leg to walk to school and play again. Susan’s father works temporarily as a welder and her mother is a housewife. Their income is limited and their health insurance can no longer cover for another surgery after supporting the previous one. Therefore, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation (AMH), is requesting $1,049 to fund this procedure for Susan. “We thank God that our child is alive as one child died during the accident. We are hoping her surgery can be successful so that we can see her happy again and not in pain. We plead for her surgery sponsorship, ” Susan’s father wishes for her daughter's full recovery.

90% funded

90%funded
$946raised
$103to go
Kidus

Kidus is a cute baby boy who loves to walk. His dad enjoys walking with him and holding his hand, and Kidus loves it when his mom carries him on her back. He also loves to watch cartoons. Kidus's dad and mom love each other so much and have a happy life together. Kidus's father is a tailor. His income is very limited and barely enough to sustain the family through the month, but love fills their home, and their lives, with happiness. When Kidus was born his parents learned that he had bladder exstrophy, a rare condition where children are born with an open bladder. His parents faced a challenge that they did not expect in their life, but they are facing it with courage. Kidus needs surgery to perform a procedure to divert his urination to the anal opening & make a pouch bladder from the bowel. He will undergo this surgery on September 28th with our medical partner African Mission Healthcare (AMH) and his family needs $1,500 for the procedure. Kidus's dad said, “For thirteen days after his birth we worked hard to get him treatment but no one in the health centres could help us. Some health workers gave us hope and some health workers did not give us any hope." He is hopeful for after surgery, “After he gets his surgery and recovers I want to tell him the truth about his condition and what we went through as a result of it when he grows up. Also, I want to tell him how he got the treatment, about the people who helped him, how God helped him and gave him this healthy life. I will tell him this so he grows up grateful and he lives to support and help others. I want him to be good and caring and God-fearing. I want him to be there for others. I believe kindness is contagious.”

99% funded

99%funded
$1,493raised
$7to go

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