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Success! Patrick from Tanzania raised $747 to fund a skin graft procedure to heal his burn wound.

Patrick
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  • $747 raised, $0 to go
$747
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$0
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Fully funded
Patrick's treatment was fully funded on October 13, 2022.
December 20, 2022

Patrick underwent a skin graft procedure to heal his burn wound.

Patrick had a successful surgery. Following his skin graft procedure, he was scheduled for a wound care routine to ensure good healing. His wound is now fully healed. He has a follow-up appointment with his doctor to assess his progress and this surgery will help Patrick’s range of motion in his right arm.

Patrick’s mother expressed her gratefulness to everyone who helped their family.

Patrick had a successful surgery. Following his skin graft procedure, he was scheduled for a wound care routine to ensure good healing. His ...

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August 28, 2022

Patrick is a 16-year-old student from Tanzania who is the secondborn in a family of three children. To support him and his two siblings, his parents work as subsistence farmers.

When Patrick was only nine months old and learning how to walk, he accidentally fell into a fire pit, resulting in burns to his right hand and underarm. As a result of the incident, he eventually developed scarring and burn contractures, which limit his ability to use his right hand.

Last year, Patrick received burn scar contracture release surgery on both his underarm and his right elbow. Fortunately, this treatment has improved his range of motion. However, he now has an open wound on his right elbow that is taking longer to heal and requires a skin graft to ensure smooth and quick healing.

Fortunately, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is helping Patrick receive treatment. On August 29th, surgeons will perform a skin graft procedure to heal his chronic wound and prevent an infection from developing. Now, Patrick and his family need help to fund this $747 procedure.

Patrick’s mother says, “I hope my son gets treatment because his arm has limited him for a while now.”

Patrick is a 16-year-old student from Tanzania who is the secondborn in a family of three children. To support him and his two siblings, his...

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Patrick's Timeline

  • August 28, 2022
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • August 29, 2022
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Patrick 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 29, 2022
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Patrick's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • October 13, 2022
    FULLY FUNDED

    Patrick's treatment was fully funded.

  • December 20, 2022
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Patrick's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 10 donors

Funded by 10 donors

Treatment
Skin Graft
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $747 for Patrick's treatment
Hospital Fees
$574
Medical Staff
$15
Medication
$10
Supplies
$98
Labs
$14
Other
$36

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