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Success! Ivan from Tanzania raised $639 for contracture release surgery to enable him to play again.

Ivan
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  • $639 raised, $0 to go
$639
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Ivan's treatment was fully funded on September 17, 2021.

Photo of Ivan post-operation

October 6, 2021

Ivan underwent surgery to enable him to play and run.

Ivan’s surgery to release his webbed toes on his right foot went well! He had his big toe and the next toe released successfully. He is currently having his dressings changed regularly and is healing well. He will need one last surgery to help free his remaining toe.

Ivan’s mother says, “You have been of great help and support to me and son, without your intervention my son wouldn’t have had this surgery. Thank you very much.”

Ivan’s surgery to release his webbed toes on his right foot went well! He had his big toe and the next toe released successfully. He is curr...

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September 1, 2021

Ivan is a three-year-old boy and the only child of his single mother, though his father has three other children with his wife. Ivan and his mother live at his grandparent’s home. Ivan’s grandparents are small scale farmers growing mainly maize, vegetables, and green bananas. Ivan’s mother helps her parents in farming to be able to also provide and care for her son.

Ivan was born with a congenital deformity of his toes where they are webbed together. This year, it has been hard for Ivan to play and do all the things his friends like to do.

Fortunately, our medical partner African Mission Healthcare Foundation is helping Ivan receive treatment. On September 2nd, surgeons at their care center will perform a surgery so he will no longer be in pain. Now, his family needs help to fund this $639 procedure.

Ivan’s mother says,”I am not able to afford my son’s treatment cost please help him have his toes corrected. He is complaining of pain more as days go by.”

Ivan is a three-year-old boy and the only child of his single mother, though his father has three other children with his wife. Ivan and his...

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Ivan's Timeline

  • September 1, 2021
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Ivan was submitted by Joan Kadagaya, Curative Medical Support Program-Partner Representative at African Mission Healthcare.

  • September 3, 2021
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Ivan 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.

  • September 3, 2021
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Ivan's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • September 17, 2021
    FULLY FUNDED

    Ivan's treatment was fully funded.

  • October 6, 2021
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Ivan's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 18 donors

Funded by 18 donors

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

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