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Sebastiana is an 8 year old girl from Tanzania who needs $1,088 to fund burn treatment so she can use her hand and arm.

Sebastiana
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  • $722 raised, $366 to go
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October 12, 2022

Sebastiana, who is eight years old, lives with her mother and four siblings in Tanzania. Because she is separated from her husband, Sebastiana’s mother works many different jobs in order to support her children.

One day, when their mother was away, Sebastiana and her siblings were busy helping out with household chores. Sebastiana got into an accident, and hot water spilled all over her arm. She received treatment for her burns - which healed - but they have left her with scars that limit the use of her arm.

Sebastiana and her mother traveled a long way to meet with doctors from our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation. As a result of their visit, Sebastiana is now scheduled to undergo contracture release surgery, and the amputation of her left thumb, at Arusha Lutheran Medical Centre on October 13th. After her surgery, Sebastiana should regain full use of her hand and arm, which will be a big relief to her mother. Now we need your help to fund the $1,088 required for the surgery.

Sebastiana’s mother says: “When we were leaving home, she was so happy knowing that she is going to get treatment.”

Sebastiana, who is eight years old, lives with her mother and four siblings in Tanzania. Because she is separated from her husband, Sebastia...

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Sebastiana's Timeline

  • October 12, 2022
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Sebastiana was submitted by Ruth Kanyeria, SAFE Program Coordinator at African Mission Healthcare.

  • October 13, 2022
    TREATMENT SCHEDULED

    Sebastiana was scheduled to receive 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.

  • October 18, 2022
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Sebastiana's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • TODAY
    AWAITING FUNDING

    Sebastiana is currently raising funds for her treatment.

  • TBD
    AWAITING UPDATE

    Awaiting Sebastiana's treatment update from African Mission Healthcare.

Funded by 30 donors

Funded by 30 donors

Treatment
Amputation
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $1,088 for Sebastiana's treatment
Hospital Fees
$902
Medical Staff
$25
Medication
$11
Supplies
$98
Labs
$52

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