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Success! Ngais from Tanzania raised $711 to fund a skin graft.

Ngais
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  • $711 raised, $0 to go
$711
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$0
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Fully funded
Ngais's treatment was fully funded on April 28, 2019.

Photo of Ngais post-operation

April 3, 2019

Ngais underwent a skin graft.

Ngais’s surgery went well. She had her wound debrided and skin grafted to help it heal quickly.

Ngais’s mother says, “Thank you very much for helping treat my daughter.”

Ngais’s surgery went well. She had her wound debrided and skin grafted to help it heal quickly. Ngais’s mother says, “Thank you very much...

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March 4, 2019

Ngais is a baby from Tanzania. She is an only child.

Ngais was involved in a fire accident late last year. Her leg was burned and is not healing well.

Fortunately, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is helping Ngais receive treatment. On March 5, surgeons will perform a skin graft procedure. This treatment will help her leg heal well. Now, Ngais’s mother needs help to fund this $711 procedure.

Ngais’s mother says, “Please help my daughter get her surgery, she goes through a lot of pain during the dressing. This surgery will help her wound heal.”

Ngais is a baby from Tanzania. She is an only child. Ngais was involved in a fire accident late last year. Her leg was burned and is not...

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Ngais's Timeline

  • March 4, 2019
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Ngais was submitted by Joan Kadagaya, Curative Medical Support Program-Partner Representative at African Mission Healthcare.

  • March 5, 2019
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Ngais 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.

  • March 5, 2019
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Ngais's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • April 3, 2019
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Ngais's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • April 28, 2019
    FULLY FUNDED

    Ngais's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 17 donors

Funded by 17 donors

Treatment
Skin Graft
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $711 for Ngais's treatment
Hospital Fees
$574
Medical Staff
$15
Medication
$10
Supplies
$98
Labs
$14

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