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Success! Celina from Tanzania raised $874 to fund a burn contracture release and skin graft surgery.

Celina
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  • $874 raised, $0 to go
$874
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Celina's treatment was fully funded on January 7, 2021.

Photo of Celina post-operation

January 11, 2021

Celina underwent a burn contracture release and skin graft surgery.

Celina has had a successful surgery which has helped correct her hand. Her family was concerned as her contractures were limiting her ability to use her hand to carry out daily life activities. Through this surgery, Celina will be able to use her hand with no limitation and lead a normal life. She is still having daily dressing changes and her post-surgical wounds are healing fine.

Celina’s mother shared, “Thank you very much for all your help and support in helping to correct my daughter’s hand which will help her be able to carry out things on her own.”

Celina has had a successful surgery which has helped correct her hand. Her family was concerned as her contractures were limiting her abilit...

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December 10, 2020

Celina is a young girl from Tanzania. She is the firstborn in her family who already loves school and has made so many friends. She does not know how to read and write yet, but she is very excited to be in school learning new songs and games.

When she was one year old, Celina got into a fire accident. Her mother was preparing a traditional beans and maize dish, and during the process Celina fell with her left hand landing in the cooking pot. She was rushed to the hospital to receive treatment, but after the wound healed she had severe contractures on her left hand. When she was almost two years old, Celina received a contracture release surgery on her wrist. However, she still has contractures on her fingers and now needs surgery to release her fingers so that she can use her hand. Currently, she is not able to hold things or do many other things on her own.

Celina’s parents are not able to pay for her needed surgery. To make a living, her mother sells second-hand clothes, while her father trades in vegetables in the local market. The family appeals for financial support for her cost of care.

Fortunately, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is helping Celina receive treatment. On December 11th, surgeons at their care center will perform a burn contracture release surgery to allow Celina to be able to utilize her hand with ease, and become more independent especially now that she has started school. Now, she needs help to fund this $874 procedure.

Celina’s mother shared, “Please help my daughter be able to get this treatment. She is growing up now and I really would like for her to learn to do a lot of things on her own.”

Celina is a young girl from Tanzania. She is the firstborn in her family who already loves school and has made so many friends. She does not...

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Celina's Timeline

  • December 10, 2020
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • December 11, 2020
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Celina 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.

  • December 13, 2020
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Celina's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • January 7, 2021
    FULLY FUNDED

    Celina's treatment was fully funded.

  • January 11, 2021
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Celina's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 35 donors

Funded by 35 donors

Treatment
Contracture Release and Skin Graft
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $874 for Celina's treatment
Hospital Fees
$660
Medical Staff
$20
Medication
$11
Supplies
$127
Labs
$14
Other
$42

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