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Success! Joseph from Tanzania raised $832 to fund burn contracture release surgery.

Joseph
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  • $832 raised, $0 to go
$832
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Joseph's treatment was fully funded on January 11, 2020.

Photo of Joseph post-operation

November 13, 2019

Joseph underwent burn contracture release surgery.

Jospeh’s surgery went well and had his right wrist corrected which had been deformed due to a fire accident he had. He is still on regular dressing, due to how extensive the contracture was he will need another surgery to help correct his fingers.

Joseph’s father says, “I can already see how much his wrist movement has improved though I was informed he will need another surgery. Thank you very much”

Jospeh’s surgery went well and had his right wrist corrected which had been deformed due to a fire accident he had. He is still on regular d...

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October 14, 2019

Joseph is a young boy from Tanzania. Joseph is the fifth born child in a family of 7 children. He comes from a polygamous family and has 10 siblings inclusive of his step-siblings. He is struggling to write in his class one studies due to contractures on his right hand. He has to learn how to write with his left hand. When he was two years old, Joseph was spilt by boiling tea in his mother’s hut. He suffered burns on his right hand and right side of his head. He spent several months in the hospital recuperating from the burns. Unfortunately, he healed with contractures on his right hand that has limited his ability to use his right hand. His parents are small scale farmers in Northern Tanzania. His father often traverses into Kenya to sell Masai herbal medicine to supplement income and meet the daily demands of his big family. The family has not been able to consolidate funds for Joseph’s further treatment. Joseph was referred to our facility and after review, contracture release was advised. Upon successful surgery, Joseph’s ability to use his hand will be regained. The family appeals for help as they do not have sufficient income.

Fortunately, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is helping Joseph receive treatment. On October 15, surgeons at their care center will perform a burn contracture release surgery to allow Joseph utilize his hand with ease. Now, he needs help to fund this $832 procedure.

Joseph’s mother says, “Learning for Joseph is going to be every challenging due to his hand condition. Please help treat my son.”

Joseph is a young boy from Tanzania. Joseph is the fifth born child in a family of 7 children. He comes from a polygamous family and has 10 ...

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Joseph's Timeline

  • October 14, 2019
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Joseph was submitted by Robert Kariuki, Process Coordinator at African Mission Healthcare, our medical partner in Tanzania.

  • October 22, 2019
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Joseph's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • October 23, 2019
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Joseph received treatment at Arusha Lutheran Medical Centre (ALMC). 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.

  • November 13, 2019
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Joseph's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • January 11, 2020
    FULLY FUNDED

    Joseph's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 18 donors

Funded by 18 donors

Treatment
Contracture Release and Skin Graft
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $832 for Joseph's treatment
Hospital Fees
$660
Medical Staff
$20
Medication
$11
Supplies
$127
Labs
$14

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