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Paulo from Tanzania raised $608 to fund burn contracture release surgery.

Paulo
100%
  • $608 raised, $0 to go
$608
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Paulo's treatment was fully funded on August 13, 2020.
August 14, 2020

Paulo has not yet undergone burn contracture release surgery.

Our medical partner has shared updates with us on Paulo that we want to share with you. He has not yet had his burn contracture surgery that will help him regain movement and carry on with his daily activities. While he was scheduled to have surgery in January, Paulo had seizures and started medication to stabilize them before surgery could move forward. He was still on medication when the COVID-19 pandemic began and was discharged home as many surgeries were postponed. Many plastic surgery cases have not yet resumed so his treatment is currently postponed. We plan to support his case in the future when he and the medical team are able to proceed safely. Thank you for your kind support and understanding.

Our medical partner has shared updates with us on Paulo that we want to share with you. He has not yet had his burn contracture surgery that...

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January 30, 2020

Paulo is a young man from Tanzania. He is a friendly boy and very social. He is the first born child to his mother who has four children. His father is polygamous and has two wives. The second wife has two children making it a family of six children. He was only able to go to school until class three and due to financial challenges.

Paulo suffers form seizures and two years ago he was involved in a fire accident after getting a seizure and sustaining severe burns on his stomach and on his right side of his arm. This has left him with contracture on the axilla which is limiting his arm movement thus making him have challenges carrying out his daily life activities.

Fortunately, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is helping Paulo receive treatment. On January 31st, surgeons at their care center will perform a burn contracture release surgery to help him move and use his arm freely again. Now, he needs help to fund this $608 procedure.

Paulo’s mother says, “Our son needs this treatment but we can’t afford the cost, kindly help us.”

Paulo is a young man from Tanzania. He is a friendly boy and very social. He is the first born child to his mother who has four children. Hi...

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Paulo's Timeline

  • January 30, 2020
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Paulo was submitted by Joan Kadagaya, Curative Medical Support Program-Partner Representative at African Mission Healthcare, our medical partner in Tanzania.

  • January 31, 2020
    TREATMENT SCHEDULED

    Paulo was scheduled to receive 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.

  • February 2, 2020
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Paulo's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • August 14, 2020
    FUNDING ENDED

    Paulo is no longer raising funds.

  • August 14, 2020
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Paulo's treatment did not happen. Read the update.

Funded by 12 donors

Funded by 12 donors

Treatment
Single Contracture Release
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $608 for Paulo's treatment
Hospital Fees
$460
Medical Staff
$20
Medication
$11
Supplies
$103
Labs
$14

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