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Success! Dennis from Kenya raised $840 to fund contracture release surgery so he can use his arm.

Dennis
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  • $840 raised, $0 to go
$840
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Dennis's treatment was fully funded on September 13, 2021.

Photo of Dennis post-operation

July 14, 2021

Dennis underwent contracture release surgery so he can use his arm.

Dennis was admitted to the hospital and had a successful surgery the next day! Our medical partner shared that he’s a responsible boy and is very happy about the treatment outcome because it meant he will be able to flex his hand and help his parents with household chores. Dennis will also continue with his education uninterrupted.

“We are grateful to God and to the donors for the kind support and care we have received; may you be continue to blessed abundantly,” Dennis’s mother told us.

Dennis was admitted to the hospital and had a successful surgery the next day! Our medical partner shared that he's a responsible boy and is...

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May 21, 2021

Dennis is a nine-year-old boy and the oldest in a family of four children. His mother shared that she works hard on people’s farms in the villages, and his father is also a farmer.

Dennis fell into a fire that unfortunately burnt half of his right arm. Since the burn, his elbow and wrist have developed a contracture, which has caused him pain. He also cannot extend his arm fully.

Fortunately, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare (AMH), is helping Dennis to receive treatment. On June 1st, surgeons at AMH’s care center will perform a burn contracture release surgery on his right elbow, wrist, and fingers. After surgery, he will be able to use his hand without any limitations. He will also continue his education, use his hand to write, and help out his parents at home. Now, their family needs help to fund this $840 procedure.

Dennis’s mother shared, “my desire is to see Dennis using his hand like other boys. Any kind of help to my son to undergo surgery will be greatly appreciated.”

Dennis is a nine-year-old boy and the oldest in a family of four children. His mother shared that she works hard on people’s farms in the vi...

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Dennis's Timeline

  • May 21, 2021
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Dennis was submitted by Beatrice Njoroge, Curative Medical Support Program Coordinator at African Mission Healthcare.

  • June 1, 2021
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Dennis's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • June 7, 2021
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Dennis received treatment at AIC Cure International Hospital in Kenya. 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 14, 2021
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Dennis's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • September 13, 2021
    FULLY FUNDED

    Dennis's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 32 donors

Funded by 32 donors

Treatment
Single Contracture Release with or without Skin Graft
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $840 for Dennis's treatment
Hospital Fees
$209
Medical Staff
$157
Medication
$163
Supplies
$234
Labs
$37
Other
$40

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100% of your donation funds life-changing surgery.

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