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

Nasiti
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  • $639 raised, $0 to go
$639
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$0
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Fully funded
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, our medical partner in Tanzania.

  • October 14, 2020
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Nasiti 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.

  • 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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Isaya

Isaya is a 16-year-old teenager from Tanzania. He is the firstborn child in a family of three children. Isaya never had the chance to join school due to his parent’s financial challenges. Despite not going to school, Isaya has been a very hardworking young man who helps his father look after the cattle. Isaya was born healthy and his growth has been normal, until last year when he noticed his right leg was bending inwards. He says the bend was very slight but over time it has increased significantly. Isaya has been walking over a long distance in search of green pasture for his father's cattle. However, due to his leg, Isaya can no longer go out with the cattle. Isaya was diagnosed with right genu valgus, or bowleggedness. His leg is bowed inward so that his knees touch. This condition is typically caused by an excessive accumulation of fluoride in the bones, which often stems from contaminated drinking water. As a result, he is in pain and discomfort after walking. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare, is requesting $880 to fund corrective surgery for Isaya. The procedure is scheduled to take place on January 22nd. Treatment will hopefully restore Isaya's mobility, allow him to participate in a variety of activities, and greatly decrease his risk of future complications. Isaya shared, “I am unable to carry out my daily chores because of my leg. Please help me get this treatment so that I can return home and help my parents.”

31% funded

31%funded
$277raised
$603to go

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