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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
raised
$0
to go
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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100% of your donation funds life-changing surgery.

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100% of your donation funds life-changing surgery.