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Paulo is a teenager from Tanzania who needs $608 to fund burn contracture release surgery.

Paulo
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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 02, 2020
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Paulo's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • TODAY
    AWAITING FUNDING

    Paulo is currently raising funds for his treatment.

  • TBD
    AWAITING UPDATE

    Awaiting Paulo's treatment update from African Mission Healthcare.

Funded by 10 donors

Funded by 10 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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