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Success! Gift from Tanzania raised $780 to fund burn repair surgery.

Gift
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  • $780 raised, $0 to go
$780
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$0
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Fully funded
Gift's treatment was fully funded on November 29, 2016.

Photo of Gift post-operation

January 25, 2017

Gift underwent successful burn repair surgery.

Gift has healed completely. She is happy to have regained function in her arm and is now looking forward to going home.

Gift says, “Thank you so much for looking after me until I healed completely.”

Gift has healed completely. She is happy to have regained function in her arm and is now looking forward to going home. Gift says, "Thank...

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November 7, 2016

Gift is a 16-year old girl from Tanzania. She is the oldest child in her family. Gift’s mother runs a small business, and her father is a carpenter.

Gift had a seizure near a fire, and her clothes caught fire. Since then, she has been undergoing treatment for the burns she sustained. She received two successful surgeries to release burn contractures on her arms, which restored function to her arms and allowed her to perform tasks independently.

On November 8, 2016, doctors at our medical partner’s hospital, Arusha Lutheran Medical Centre, performed a skin graft surgery to remove damaged skin. After recovery, her arm should appear and function normally. Now, Gift’s family needs help to pay for this $780 treatment.

“I hope to be able to help my parents again soon,” says Gift.

Gift is a 16-year old girl from Tanzania. She is the oldest child in her family. Gift's mother runs a small business, and her father is a ca...

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Gift's Timeline

  • November 7, 2016
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Gift was submitted by Robert Kariuki, Process Coordinator at African Mission Healthcare.

  • November 8, 2016
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Gift 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.

  • November 11, 2016
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Gift's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • November 29, 2016
    FULLY FUNDED

    Gift's treatment was fully funded.

  • January 25, 2017
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Gift's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 12 donors

Funded by 12 donors

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Abigael

Abigael is a joyful and smiley three-year-old and the last born in her family of four children. As her mother left for Saudi Arabia in search of a better job, Abigael’s father cares for her and her siblings. He shared that his work as a laborer means he cannot financially support four children, so Abigael’s grandparents care for her and one of her older siblings. Abigael’s grandfather was employed as a butcher but recently lost his job. Abigael has been diagnosed with hydrocephalus, a condition in which excess cerebrospinal fluid accumulates in the brain and increases intracranial pressure. As a result, Abigael has been experiencing frequent headaches and stomach aches since she was one year old. Her grandparents took her to different hospitals, but nothing helped relieve her pain. A friend referred them to another hospital, and her family raised funds for her assessment. After some scans, doctors diagnosed her condition as hydrocephalus. Without treatment, Abigael will experience severe physical and developmental delays. Fortunately, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare (AMH), can help Abigael finally heal. On January 13th, surgeons will drain the excess fluid from Abigael’s brain to reduce the intracranial pressure. This procedure will ​significantly improve her quality of life and help her develop into a strong, healthy young girl. AMH is requesting $720 to cover the cost of her surgery. Abigael’s grandmother shared, “We did not know that her condition was this serious, and we do not have funds to cater for her surgery.”

27% funded

27%funded
$200raised
$520to go

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