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Success! Zakayo from Tanzania raised $874 to fund burn surgery so he can use his hand.

Zakayo
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  • $874 raised, $0 to go
$874
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Zakayo's treatment was fully funded on December 12, 2020.

Photo of Zakayo post-operation

February 7, 2021

Zakayo underwent burn surgery so he can use his hand.

Zakayo has had a successful surgery that has helped release his left-hand fingers which had contracted to limit him from being able to hold things. His wounds have healed well and he is now home using a splint. Through this treatment, Zakayo is now able to use his fingers in his daily life without limitation and can continue to grow with a full life ahead.

Zakayo’s father says, “Thank you for giving my son a chance to lead a normal life through funding and correcting his fingers. I will forever be grateful.”

Zakayo has had a successful surgery that has helped release his left-hand fingers which had contracted to limit him from being able to hold ...

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December 3, 2020

Zakayo is a 6-year-old from Tanzania. Zakayo is a firstborn child in his family. He is currently in nursery school, he just started school this year and his father says he loves school and he has made so many friends. He has not been able to read or write yet, but he is eager to learn.

Zakayo got into a fire accident when he was one year old, his mother had cooked a meal and left the fire burning. He walked to the fire and touched the burning firewood with both his hands and he then fell into the fire burning both his hands and his stomach as well. His mother rushed to get him and got him out of the fire. He was treated using the traditional medications (honey, tree leaves and eggs). He healed but his hands now have a contracture limited his ability to use them.

Fortunately, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is helping Zakayo receive treatment. On December 4th, surgeons at their care center will perform a burn contracture release surgery so he will be able to use his hand and fingers well and this will help him in school. Now, his family needs help to fund this $874 procedure.

Zakayo says, “I really want to be able to use both my hands like my friends and be able to do things for myself. My father says I need this treatment so that when I grow up i will not have trouble using my hands.”

Zakayo is a 6-year-old from Tanzania. Zakayo is a firstborn child in his family. He is currently in nursery school, he just started school t...

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Zakayo's Timeline

  • December 3, 2020
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Zakayo was submitted by Joan Kadagaya, Curative Medical Support Program-Partner Representative at African Mission Healthcare.

  • December 4, 2020
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Zakayo 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.

  • December 5, 2020
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Zakayo's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • December 12, 2020
    FULLY FUNDED

    Zakayo's treatment was fully funded.

  • February 7, 2021
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Zakayo's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 20 donors

Funded by 20 donors

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

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