Naomi is a 6-year-old girl from Tanzania. She is the last born child of five children. Naomi is a playful girl and always wants to take part in daily home activities, but most of the time she is excused due to her current challenges with her disability. Her parents are small scale farmers with limited income and work hard to support their family.
When she was four months old, Naomi was left sleeping while her mother went outside. There was a fire burning close to the bed to keep the hut warm, and Naomi accidentally rolled and fell into it. Her mother heard her cry and ran to her rescue. As a result, Naomi sustained severe burns around her head and face, left hand, left foot, and around her stomach. Watsi donors funded a surgery for her left hand and now she needs a surgery on her arm and elbow so she can more easily and fully use her hand as she grows up.
Fortunately, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is helping Naomi receive treatment. On March 3rd, surgeons at their care center will perform a burn contracture release surgery to help Naomi to use her hand again. Now, their family needs help to fund this $874 procedure.
Naomi’s father shared, “My daughter’s ability to use her hand has improved to some extent compared to before. However, she needs another surgery to help her use her hand more and correct her knee, but we are not able to afford the cost. Please help my daughter.”