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Success! Breana from Tanzania raised $608 to fund burn repair surgery.

Breana
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  • $608 raised, $0 to go
$608
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Breana's treatment was fully funded on May 6, 2019.

Photo of Breana post-operation

July 6, 2019

Breana underwent burn repair surgery.

Breana’s surgery went well. She had the contracture on her elbow released successfully.

Breana’s mother says, “I am really grateful for what you have done to my daughter I will never forget this.”

Breana’s surgery went well. She had the contracture on her elbow released successfully. Breana’s mother says, “I am really grateful for w...

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March 4, 2019

Breana is a baby from Tanzania. Late last year, she was accidentally burned by a boiling pot of water. Now the skin around her arm has contracted, limiting her movement.

Fortunately, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is helping Breana receive treatment. On March 5, surgeons at their care center will perform a burn contracture release surgery to help her use her arm easily. Now, she needs help to fund this $608 procedure.

Breana’s mother says, “Please help her.”

Breana is a baby from Tanzania. Late last year, she was accidentally burned by a boiling pot of water. Now the skin around her arm has contr...

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Breana's Timeline

  • March 4, 2019
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • March 5, 2019
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Breana 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.

  • March 5, 2019
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Breana's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • May 6, 2019
    FULLY FUNDED

    Breana's treatment was fully funded.

  • July 6, 2019
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Breana's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 19 donors

Funded by 19 donors

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

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Lydia

Lydia is a small-scale farmer and a mother of seven. Her husband is also a small-scale farmer and their eldest child is now 50 years old. They own a four-room mud house and work hard to try to make ends meet for their family. Over 20 years ago, Lydia began to experience troubling symptoms, including neck pains and a small swelling which she initially thought would disappear on its own but it did not. Currently, she suffers from airway obstruction and can no longer climb hills comfortably. She very much likes playing and dancing (traditional dances) with her grandchildren but no longer does so comfortably in her current condition. She was scheduled for a surgery appointment at Kabale Referral Hospital about four months ago, but had to cancel because she was unable to raise the funds for surgery. She has now come to Rushoroza Hospital to seek treatment for her multi-nodular goiter, which is an abnormal enlargement of the thyroid gland. She needs surgery to prevent her symptoms from getting worse. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare, is helping Lydia receive treatment. She is scheduled to undergo a thyroidectomy on December 14th. Surgeons will remove all or part of her thyroid gland. This procedure will cost $333, and Lydia and her family need help raising money. Lydia says, “I hope to finally get relieved of the goitre through surgery because I have lived in this undesirable condition for quite long. I hope to continue with farming comfortably after my treatment.”

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$49raised
$284to go

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