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Success! Naomi from Tanzania raised $874 to fund a contracture release and skin graft surgery on her left arm.

Naomi
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  • $874 raised, $0 to go
$874
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$0
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Fully funded
Naomi's treatment was fully funded on April 26, 2021.

Photo of Naomi post-operation

April 11, 2021

Naomi underwent a contracture release and skin graft surgery on her left arm.

Naomi underwent had a successful surgery that helped release the contracture that was limiting her hand movement around her elbow. As a result of this surgery, Naomi now has more range of motion around her elbow, greatly increasing her functionality.

Naomi’s father shared, “You have done so much in helping and making sure my daughter gets her needed surgery to help her use her hand better and move well. I cannot thank you enough, God bless you all.”

Naomi underwent had a successful surgery that helped release the contracture that was limiting her hand movement around her elbow. As a resu...

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March 2, 2021

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.”

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...

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Naomi's Timeline

  • March 2, 2021
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • March 3, 2021
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Naomi 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.

  • April 2, 2021
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Naomi's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • April 11, 2021
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Naomi's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • April 26, 2021
    FULLY FUNDED

    Naomi's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 1 donor

Funded by 1 donor

Treatment
Contracture Release and Skin Graft
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $874 for Naomi's treatment
Hospital Fees
$660
Medical Staff
$20
Medication
$11
Supplies
$127
Labs
$14
Other
$42

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