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Success! Brianna from Tanzania raised $608 to fund burn contracture release.

Brianna
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  • $608 raised, $0 to go
$608
raised
$0
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Fully funded
Brianna's treatment was fully funded on December 25, 2019.

Photo of Brianna post-operation

November 10, 2019

Brianna underwent burn contracture release.

Brianna had a successful surgery that has helpfully release her left-hand fingers that had been partially released but she couldn’t still hold thing well. Through this surgery, she will now fully straighten his left-hand finger and use them in her daily life activities without challenges. Her post-surgical wounds are almost fully healed though she will need a lot more than average physio sessions or another release.

Brianna’s grandmother says, “Thank you so much for helping treat my granddaughter and enable her to fully straighten her finger.”

Brianna had a successful surgery that has helpfully release her left-hand fingers that had been partially released but she couldn’t still ho...

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September 23, 2019

Brianna is a young girl from Tanzania. Brianna is a beautiful, friendly and cheerful girl, the only child to her parents. When Brianna was a year old, in her playful mode, she accidentally dipped her left hand in the boiling cooking oil where her mother was cooking from. She was rushed to the hospital where the burns were attended to. However, the burns healed with contractures that have affected her ability to fully utilize her left hand. Her mother sells food at a local Swahili restaurant in order to support the family. The family was not able to fully raise the money for contracture release for Brianna. Her grandmother provided them with some funding and her fingers were partly released. She, however, needed further contracture release. She was brought to our plastic clinical camp whereupon review, she had surgery recommended. The family is not able to meet the cost of treatment and so appeal for financial assistance.

Fortunately, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is helping Brianna receive treatment. On September 24th, surgeons at their care center will perform a burn contracture release surgery to release the two fingers allowing Brianna ability to fully utilize her left fingers. Now, she needs help to fund this $608 procedure.

Brianna’s grandmother says, “Please help treat my granddaughter her parents have not been able to afford her treatment cost.”

Brianna is a young girl from Tanzania. Brianna is a beautiful, friendly and cheerful girl, the only child to her parents. When Brianna was a...

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Brianna's Timeline

  • September 23, 2019
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Brianna was submitted by Robert Kariuki, Process Coordinator at African Mission Healthcare.

  • September 24, 2019
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Brianna 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.

  • September 27, 2019
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Brianna's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • November 10, 2019
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Brianna's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • December 25, 2019
    FULLY FUNDED

    Brianna's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 20 donors

Funded by 20 donors

Treatment
Single Contracture Release
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $608 for Brianna's treatment
Hospital Fees
$460
Medical Staff
$20
Medication
$11
Supplies
$103
Labs
$14

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Gideon

Gideon, who was born with intellectual disabilities, lives in and attends a special school in Eldoret town. Gideon likes being in school and he likes drawing during his free time. His parents live in the village and it’s been a long time since Gideon has seen them, so he is looking forward to seeing them when he gets treated. Gideon came to the hospital after having a swelling in a sensitive area for more than two years. He reports that it was gradual on the onset but worsened with time. Gideon was brought to the hospital by one of his relatives after they were told of Gideon's condition. Before they came to Kapsowar Hospital, they had tried many other hospitals, but every time they were asked to pay huge amounts of money for treatment, which they cannot afford. Gideon has an appointment for a hydrocelectomy surgery to repair the double hernia bulges. He has been experiencing severe discomfort in the affected area and a mild headache, and feels ashamed walking around due to the swelling. Currently, Gideon is under the care and support of the Samaritans, but they don’t have money to pay for his surgery, only for room and board. They are asking anyone reading this story to support Gideon so he can undergo a successful surgery for recovery. Gideon is a happy young man who looks forward to seeing his parents soon. His uncle says, “I will be happy to see him without the swelling. He deserves to live a happy and healthy life like others.”

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$295raised
$155to go

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