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Lucas is a football-loving teen student from Tanzania who needs $639 to fund burn contracture surgery so he can walk more easily.

Lucas
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May 9, 2022

Lucas is a teenage boy and the third born out of seven children born to his mother. He is currently in the fifth grade in primary school and shared that his best subjects are social studies, Mathematics and Swahili. He likes playing football with his friends, but he has difficulty playing freely.

When Lucas was a baby, he fell into an open fireplace and his left leg was burned severely. Although he had surgery then, burns scars (contractures) developed on his leg at the knee joint. They cause tightening around the joint making it hard for him to walk.

Fortunately, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare, is helping Lucas receive treatment. On May 10th, surgeons at their care center will perform a burn contracture release surgery to help him walk easily again. Now, he needs help to fund this $639 procedure.

Lucas says, “I will be very happy if I get this treatment since I will be able to play football with my friends and also walk well.”

Lucas is a teenage boy and the third born out of seven children born to his mother. He is currently in the fifth grade in primary school an...

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Lucas's Timeline

  • May 9, 2022
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Lucas was submitted by Edward Mugane, Impact Assessment Coordinator at African Mission Healthcare.

  • May 10, 2022
    TREATMENT SCHEDULED

    Lucas was scheduled to receive 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.

  • May 11, 2022
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Lucas's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • TODAY
    AWAITING FUNDING

    Lucas is currently raising funds for his treatment.

  • TBD
    AWAITING UPDATE

    Awaiting Lucas's treatment update from African Mission Healthcare.

Funded by 9 donors

Funded by 9 donors

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

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