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Success! Parani from Tanzania raised $639 to fund a burn contracture release surgery.

Parani
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Fully funded
Parani's treatment was fully funded on December 28, 2020.

Photo of Parani post-operation

December 29, 2020

Parani underwent a burn contracture release surgery.

Parani has had a successful surgery that has helped release his left groin contracture, which was limiting his walking ability. Through this surgery Parani will now be able to walk well and also be able to squat easily without the challenges he was going through before this surgery.

Parani’s father says, “I can never thank you enough for all the help you have provide to my son ever since he arrived at the hospital. God bless you all abundantly.”

Parani has had a successful surgery that has helped release his left groin contracture, which was limiting his walking ability. Through this...

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October 13, 2020

Parani is a young boy from Tanzania. He is now seven years old and the firstborn child in a family of three children. Parani is a very social boy and used to spend time looking after his father’s cattle. His parents are small-scale farmers and livestock keepers, and sell milk to supplement their income. Parani has yet to enter school.

In 2018, Parani experienced a tragic accident. After a long day, he was warming himself by the fireplace and dozed off, falling on open fire. Parani sustained severe burns on his neck, chest, and abdomen area. He was rushed to the hospital and admitted for two months, but soon his family was unable to afford the high cost of his treatment. Parani’s doctors referred him to our medical partner for help with funding. At the time, he had just undergone a surgery that released skin contractures around his neck, which were preventing easy neck movement. Post surgery, his wound took a long time to heal due to multiple infections. Thanks to Watsi donors, he was able to receive funding for a skin graft surgery that covered his wound and accelerated the recovery process.

Parani has since healed from this procedure, but still has contractures around his groin area that are limiting his upright gait and cause him to lean forward while walking. With the help of plastic surgery doctors, he has been scheduled for another surgery that will release his left groin contracture. His parents are unable to meet the cost for surgery and ask for your help.

Fortunately, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is helping Parani receive treatment. They are requesting $639 to fund his procedure. On October 14th, surgeons at their care center will perform a burn contracture release surgery that will allow him to walk with ease.

Parani’s father says, “You have been of great help and support in treating our son for all this period without getting tired, something that has changed his life. He needs to have another surgery which will help him walk with ease. Please help us once more.”

Parani is a young boy from Tanzania. He is now seven years old and the firstborn child in a family of three children. Parani is a very socia...

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Parani's Timeline

  • October 13, 2020
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • October 14, 2020
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Parani 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.

  • October 14, 2020
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Parani's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • December 28, 2020
    FULLY FUNDED

    Parani's treatment was fully funded.

  • December 29, 2020
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Parani's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 21 donors

Funded by 21 donors

Treatment
Single Contracture Release
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $639 for Parani's treatment
Hospital Fees
$460
Medical Staff
$20
Medication
$11
Supplies
$103
Labs
$14
Other
$31

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