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Success! Dora from Tanzania raised $608 to fund burn contracture release surgery.

Dora
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  • $608 raised, $0 to go
$608
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Dora's treatment was fully funded on January 12, 2020.

Photo of Dora post-operation

December 1, 2019

Dora underwent burn contracture release surgery.

Dora has finally had her neck contracture released and she is now doing well. She is still going on with dressing of her post-surgical wound. Through this surgery, she will now have better movement of her neck without difficulty.

Dora’s mother says, “I don’t know what to say to show my gratitude for all the help and support you have provided to correcting my daughter’s burn contracture. All I can say God will bless you.”

Dora has finally had her neck contracture released and she is now doing well. She is still going on with dressing of her post-surgical wound...

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October 17, 2019

Dora is a child from Tanzania and the last born child in a family of eight children. She has not had the chance to join school due to her parents financial challenges. Her parents are livestock keepers and small scale farmers.

Dora was involved in a fire accident early last year. She was playing with her older sister in the evening next to their fire place and her clothing caught fire. By the time her mother got to her, she had been burnt severely. After she completed treatment for her burns, her skin contracted. Her neck movement is limited due to the skin contracture behind her neck.

Fortunately, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is helping Dora receive treatment. On October 18th, surgeons at their care center will perform a burn contracture release surgery to She will be able to move hear head freely. Now, she needs help to fund this $608 procedure.

Dora’s mother says, “My daughter can now use both of her hands with ease in her daily activities, she now needs another surgery to help correct her neck please help.”

Dora is a child from Tanzania and the last born child in a family of eight children. She has not had the chance to join school due to her pa...

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Dora's Timeline

  • October 17, 2019
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Dora was submitted by Joan Kadagaya, Curative Medical Support Program-Partner Representative at African Mission Healthcare, our medical partner in Tanzania.

  • October 18, 2019
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Dora received treatment at Arusha Lutheran Medical Centre (ALMC). 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 04, 2019
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Dora's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • December 01, 2019
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Dora's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • January 12, 2020
    FULLY FUNDED

    Dora's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 3 donors

Funded by 3 donors

Treatment
Single Contracture Release
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $608 for Dora's treatment
Hospital Fees
$460
Medical Staff
$20
Medication
$11
Supplies
$103
Labs
$14

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Meet another patient you can support

100% of your donation funds life-changing surgery.

Chan

Chan is a 36-year-old woman who lives with her husband and father-in-law in Shwepyithar Town, Yangon Division. Chan’s husband works as a day labourer on a construction site, while Chan is a seamstress who works from home. In 2010, Chan started to feel tired, had a rapid heartbeat and developed joint pain. She went to the clinic in Thaton, where she lived at that time, and received an an echocardiogram (echo) and x-ray. The doctor also told her that, if her heart became too enlarged, she would not be able to control her condition with oral medication and she would not be able to have a baby. She then received oral medication for a week which made her feel better for a while. In September 2019, when she went back for her follow-up appointment, she received another echo. Following this, the doctor explained to her that her condition could no longer be stabilized with medication. As he knew that Chan could not afford to pay for her surgery, he referred her to Pinlon Hospital. On 17th September 2019, she met the staff at Pin Long Hospital and who then referred her to Burma Children Medical Fund (BCMF). Currently, Chan suffers from chest pain, has difficulty breathing, has a rapid heartbeat and has lost weight. In her free times Chan likes to sew, cook and do housework. “When I’m fully recovered, I will continue to work as a seamstress, save money and live happily with family,” said Chan. “Once I have enough money, my husband and I have decided to adopt one child. And I want to do charity work and help poor people as much as I can.”

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