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Susan Eliniachie from Tanzania raised $550 to release a burn contracture on her elbow.

Susan Eliniachie
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  • $550 raised, $0 to go
$550
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$0
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Fully funded
Susan Eliniachie's treatment was fully funded on July 2, 2015.

Photo of Susan Eliniachie post-operation

July 28, 2015

Susan Eliniachie received treatment for the burn contracture on her elbow.

“Susan had contracture release of her right elbow done successfully,” says our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation (AMHF). “Her hand is now straight, and Susan has started wound dressing changes and the wound is healing well. After complete recovery, Susan will be able to straighten her arm and perform various activities with ease.”

“I am very happy with the outcome of my daughter’s surgery,” her mother shares. “Her arm is straight and it gives me hope that she will eventually be able to use her arm properly. I am very thankful for the great financial support.”

"Susan had contracture release of her right elbow done successfully," says our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation (AMHF)...

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May 5, 2015

“I would love Susan to be able to use her arm properly again,” her mother shares.

Susan is an active and playful four-year-old from Tanzania, where she lives with her parents and three older siblings. Her parents run a small store to provide for the family’s needs. Susan loves to play games with her friends, but has difficulty with daily activities like household chores and getting dressed due to a burn on her arm from an accident with hot tea.

“Since she was burnt by hot tea a year ago, her wounds are healed but she has a terrible contracture at her right elbow,” explains our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation (AMHF). This contracture–or scarring–can result in tough, tight skin that restricts Susan’s range of motion.

For $550 we can fund a single burn contracture release surgery which will address the tough tissue and provide follow-up therapy so that Susan can regain mobility. Our partners expect that the surgery and rehabilitation will enable Susan to use her arm again so that she can resume daily activities with independence.

“I would love Susan to be able to use her arm properly again,” her mother shares. Susan is an active and playful four-year-old from Tanza...

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Susan Eliniachie's Timeline

  • May 5, 2015
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Susan Eliniachie was submitted by Jon Fielder, Executive Director at African Mission Healthcare, our medical partner in Tanzania.

  • May 06, 2015
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Susan Eliniachie received treatment. 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 13, 2015
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Susan Eliniachie's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • July 02, 2015
    FULLY FUNDED

    Susan Eliniachie's treatment was fully funded.

  • July 28, 2015
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    We received an update on Susan Eliniachie. Read the update.

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