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Success! Obed from Kenya raised $1,006 to fund burn repair surgery.

Obed
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  • $1,006 raised, $0 to go
$1,006
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Obed's treatment was fully funded on October 2, 2019.

Photo of Obed post-operation

September 16, 2019

Obed underwent burn repair surgery.

Three-year-old Obed sustained burn contractures on his right hand one year ago, underwent a successful contracture release with full thickness skin graft on 13th August 2019. He had a stable post-operative with plaster on his hand and on arm sling. Seven days after his surgery, his wound was exposed with his graft intact and fingers unfolded. Obed has been discharged and he will be on follow up for clinic after two weeks.

“We wanted him to be like other children. We have been thinking as a family on how we can help him but we couldn’t help because of financial strains at home. We are grateful that you came to our village for medical outreach and took care of Obed’s surgery. I am eagerly waiting to see him join kindergarten next year now that his fingers have been reconstructed” said her grandmother.

Three-year-old Obed sustained burn contractures on his right hand one year ago, underwent a successful contracture release with full thickne...

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July 30, 2019

Obed is a child from Kenya. Two years ago, Obed accidentally dipped his hand into hot water while crawling. Obed cannot hold anything with his right hand because his fingers are folded.

Fortunately, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is helping Obed receive treatment. On August 5, surgeons at their care center will perform a burn contracture release surgery. Now, he needs help to fund this $1,006 procedure.

His grandmother says, “Obed is joining school next year. He will need his right fingers so that he can be able to hold a pen. I wish that he can be treated this year so that he can join kindergarten with his age mates.”

Obed is a child from Kenya. Two years ago, Obed accidentally dipped his hand into hot water while crawling. Obed cannot hold anything with h...

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Obed's Timeline

  • July 30, 2019
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Obed was submitted by Joan Kadagaya, Curative Medical Support Program-Partner Representative at African Mission Healthcare, our medical partner in Kenya.

  • August 04, 2019
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Obed's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • August 13, 2019
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Obed received treatment at AIC Kapsowar Hospital. 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.

  • September 16, 2019
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Obed's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • October 02, 2019
    FULLY FUNDED

    Obed's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 26 donors

Funded by 26 donors

Treatment
Contracture Release With Skin Graft
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $1,006 for Obed's treatment
Hospital Fees
$782
Medical Staff
$0
Medication
$91
Supplies
$120
Labs
$13

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