Success! Baraka from Tanzania raised $874 to fund contracture release surgery and a skin graft so he can grow up active and confidently.

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Baraka's treatment was fully funded on February 28, 2024.
  • Baraka's story
  • Baraka's update
August 15, 2023
March 6, 2024

Baraka underwent contracture release surgery and a skin graft.

Baraka had a successful surgery and is receiving post-operative care. His wound is dressed daily to ensure proper healing. This treatment wi...

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Baraka's Timeline

  • August 15, 2023

    Baraka was submitted by SAFE Program Admin, SAFE Program Admin at African Mission Healthcare.

  • August 16, 2023

    Baraka 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.

  • August 21, 2023

    Baraka's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • February 28, 2024

    Baraka's treatment was fully funded.

  • March 6, 2024

    Baraka's treatment was successful. Read the update.

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Piseth lives with his mother and two siblings in Kampong Cham province. He shared that his father is not in his life. Both his younger brother and sister work in construction. Before his tragic accident, he was also employed in construction and enjoyed playing football with his friends. In April 2023, he was involved in a high-speed motorbike collision, fracturing his right clavicle, right forearm, right femur, and right kneecap. He sought treatment at a local hospital, but after six months, he was unable to use his arm and hand due to paralysis and was referred to our medical partner, Children's Surgical Centre at Kien Khleang. He has been diagnosed with a brachial plexus injury on his right side. The brachial plexus is a nerve network that transmits signals from the spine to the shoulder, arm, and hand. Injuries to this nerve network can result in loss of function and sensation. He is unable to work and grapples with the challenges of this devastating injury, rendering him unable to use his arm or hand. The impact of this physical limitation has taken a toll on his emotional well-being, resulting in a significant state of depression. Piseth traveled to Kien Khleang National Rehabilitation Centre to receive treatment. This is the only center in the whole country where this treatment is available. On February 2nd, he will undergo a brachial plexus repair surgery. After recovery, he hopes to be able to use his arm and hand again. Our medical partner, Children's Surgical Centre, is requesting $709 to fund his procedure. Piseth shared: "I hope I can work with my hands again so I can support myself and not only rely on my family."

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