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.