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Success! Nasiti from Tanzania raised $639 to fund a burn contracture release surgery.

Nasiti
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Nasiti's treatment was fully funded on December 10, 2020.

Photo of Nasiti post-operation

December 11, 2020

Nasiti underwent a burn contracture release surgery.

Nasiti’s surgery went well - she had her elbow and axilla released successfully to treat the burn she sustained when she was two. Through this surgery, Nasiti will finally be able to straighten her hand and have more control when she is doing things throughout the day, something that was very challenging before the surgery. She is still having her dressings changed, but her post-surgical wounds are doing well and healing.

Nasiti’s mother shared, “Thank you very much for hearing our plea, our daughter has had her surgery which has helped straighten her hand.”

Nasiti’s surgery went well - she had her elbow and axilla released successfully to treat the burn she sustained when she was two. Through th...

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October 13, 2020

Nasiti is a young girl from Tanzania. She is a four-year-old girl and the firstborn child of two children. Nasiti was unfortunately involved in a fire accident when she was two years old, due to the spillage of hot water from a cooking pot over the fire. She was rushed to the hospital and admitted for a month, and then advised to continue home care and visit a dispensary for local treatment.

Nasiti sustained severe burns, and is not able to fully stretch her right hand. She also has contractures on her right axillar and elbow that severely limit her arm movement. This makes it hard for her to use both of her hands in daily life activities.

Her parents are small-scale farmers with a few cattle, and they depend solely on what they harvest for their living. Due to financial challenges, they could not continue her inpatient treatment nor seek additional treatment for her contractures.

Fortunately, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is helping Nasiti receive treatment. On October 14th, surgeons at their care center will perform a burn contracture release surgery to help release bother her axilla and elbow to give her more range of motion. She will also be able to utilize her hand with ease. Now, Nasiti needs help to fund this $639 procedure.

Nasiti’s mother says, “My daughter is unable to use her right hand in her day-to-day activities. Please help her as the cost is too high for us to afford.”

Nasiti is a young girl from Tanzania. She is a four-year-old girl and the firstborn child of two children. Nasiti was unfortunately involved...

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Nasiti's Timeline

  • October 13, 2020
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Nasiti was submitted by Robert Kariuki, Process Coordinator at African Mission Healthcare.

  • October 14, 2020
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Nasiti 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.

  • October 14, 2020
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Nasiti's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • December 10, 2020
    FULLY FUNDED

    Nasiti's treatment was fully funded.

  • December 11, 2020
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Nasiti's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 22 donors

Funded by 22 donors

Treatment
Single Contracture Release
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $639 for Nasiti's treatment
Hospital Fees
$460
Medical Staff
$20
Medication
$11
Supplies
$103
Labs
$14
Other
$31

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Shallon

Shallon is a farmer from Uganda. She completed primary school class six and then had to leave school. Together with her husband, they have 6 children, including a set of twins. They live in a two-roomed mud-built house. Their firstborn child is 14 years old while the last borns are in junior class and aged 5 years. Shallon and her husband work hard to meet all the daily needs of their family. During her free time, she enjoys tending to her family and spending time with her children. Shallon is currently expecting twins. Her doctors recommend that she deliver via a Caesarean section because she has a twin pregnancy, and one of the twins is lying transversely, or sideways. Shallon received a full antenatal package at a local health centre and when she drew closer to the expected day of delivery, she came to Rushoroza Hospital. She was reviewed and surgery was recommended. An attempt to deliver normally could rupture Shallon's uterus. She is not able to meet the cost of surgery and is appealing for help. By delivering her babies via C-section, doctors can ensure the safety of both mother and children. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is helping Shallon undergo a C-Section on August 18th. This procedure will cost $207, and Shallon requests your support. Shallon says, “I pray for a successful surgery. I will resume farming alongside my husband as soon as I get well to be able to continue supporting and taking good care of my family.”

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