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Success! Joram from Tanzania raised $870 to treat burn complications.

Joram
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Fully funded
Joram's treatment was fully funded on October 7, 2016.

Photo of Joram post-operation

November 16, 2016

Joram was successfully treated for burn complications.

Earlier this year, Joram was burned badly by an explosion, causing much of his skin to contract and scar and making it difficult for him to bend parts of his body.

Joram’s contracture release surgery went well! After his surgery, he had two weeks of physiotherapy before going back home, and shares that he is already showing improvement in his ability to bend his fingers.

“Thank you for your kind hearts,” shares Joram.

Earlier this year, Joram was burned badly by an explosion, causing much of his skin to contract and scar and making it difficult for him to ...

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October 2, 2016

Joram is a 38-year-old man who was in the wrong place at the wrong time. He was drinking a soda in a roadside cafe when the owner of the cafe was lighting a stove. The stove caught petrol fumes and blew up. Joram was lucky to survive, and was treated at a local hospital. His wounds have healed, but he remains with contractures (skin tightening) on the backs of his hands. These contractures have restricted his movement. He cannot straighten or bend his wrists and fingers, resulting in limited hand function.

Joram has moved away from his home and lives with his uncle to be closer to medical treatment. Joram went to technical school after completing his primary education to be a carpenter. He is not working at the moment because of his debilitated hands.

For $870, Joram will undergo contracture release and skin graft surgery. This will greatly improve his hand mobility and function, and allow him to return to work.

“I would like to have my hands fixed so that I might work again,” shared Joram.

Joram is a 38-year-old man who was in the wrong place at the wrong time. He was drinking a soda in a roadside cafe when the owner of the caf...

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Joram's Timeline

  • October 2, 2016
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Joram was submitted by Sarah Rejman, Rehab Surgery Project Program Director at African Mission Healthcare, our medical partner in Tanzania.

  • October 4, 2016
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Joram 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.

  • October 6, 2016
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Joram's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • October 7, 2016
    FULLY FUNDED

    Joram's treatment was fully funded.

  • November 16, 2016
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Joram's treatment was successful. Read the update.

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Funded by 1 donor

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Neema

Neema is a 5-year-old girl and the firstborn to her mother who has three children. Neema started kindergarten earlier this year. She is a hard-working girl for her age, and looks after her siblings when her mother goes out to work on the farm. She also likes to help her mother clean their home and wash dishes. Neema was involved in a fire accident when she was one year old. She had been left in the care of an older child when her parents went out to work on the farm. As the children were playing, Neema walked into a dying fire that had been started to burn cow dung from the cattle shed. She was rescued by a passer-by and was rushed to the hospital, where she was admitted for two months. Neema's wounds healed, but contractures formed on a finger on her right-hand and the toes on her right foot. Her feet and toes are especially painful when she wears shoes and walks for a long distance. Neema's parents are not able to afford the cost of her procedure that will help to treat her contractures. They depend solely on livestock keeping and small scale farming for a living. Neema's parents had not been able to seek treatment for their daughter earlier due to the remoteness of their village, lack of proper medical facilities, and financial challenges. They appeal for help and support for their daughter's surgery. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare, is helping Neema receive treatment. She is scheduled to undergo surgery to free up her thumb for better movement and amputate her littlest finger at our medical partner's care center. This procedure will cost $1,088, and she and her family need help raising money. Neema's father shared, “The fire accident has left my daughter with a disability. We hope for her to get treated but we cannot afford the cost. Please help us.”

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$791raised
$297to go

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