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Success! Landei from Tanzania raised $1,088 to fund arm surgery for a severe infection.

Landei
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  • $1,088 raised, $0 to go
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Fully funded
Landei's treatment was fully funded on August 5, 2021.

Photo of Landei post-operation

August 10, 2021

Landei underwent arm surgery to treat a severe infection.

Landei had a successful stump revision surgery which has helped save the remaining part of his arm and helped in his quick recovery. He has healed well and doing so much better. Landei is now looking forward to playing with his friends again!

Landei says “when I had my first surgery I thought my arm will take forever to heal. But after my last surgery I recovered so fast. Thank you very much for helping me heal.”

Landei had a successful stump revision surgery which has helped save the remaining part of his arm and helped in his quick recovery. He has ...

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June 9, 2021

Landei is an adventurous, playful and social 10-year-old boy from Tanzania.

A while ago, he and his friends were playing in the fields, climbing on electric poles as the cattle were grazing. Sadly, they didn’t realize the dangers that the poles posted, and the boys were electrocuted. Landei sustained burns to his hand and thigh. He later developed gengrene and had an emergency below-elbow amputation. However, his condition is not improving and now he needs an above-elbow amputation to save the rest of his arm.

Fortunately, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare (AMH), is helping Landei to receive treatment. On June 10th, he will undergo surgery at AMH’s care center and now, AMH is requesting $1,088 to cover the cost of Landei’s procedure and care.

Landei’s father shared, “our son’s accident found us with no money to seek treatment for him that’s why it’s gotten this bad. Please help him have the needed surgery.”

Landei is an adventurous, playful and social 10-year-old boy from Tanzania. A while ago, he and his friends were playing in the fields, ...

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Landei's Timeline

  • June 9, 2021
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Landei was submitted by Edward Mugane, Impact Assessment Coordinator at African Mission Healthcare.

  • June 15, 2021
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Landei's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • June 21, 2021
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Landei 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.

  • August 5, 2021
    FULLY FUNDED

    Landei's treatment was fully funded.

  • August 10, 2021
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Landei's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 26 donors

Funded by 26 donors

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

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100% of your donation funds life-changing surgery.

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