Elithon is a curious and outgoing 5-year-old from Tanzania and a member of the Maasai community. He is the fourth child in his family of five. Our medical partner’s team shared that he loves to talk and was so excited to share about the amazing wild animals he saw on his way to their care center - his favorite being elephants! He also loves the cold weather in the mountains near his home. Elithon could not hide his excitement when he arrived at the care center for treatment.
Elithon fell and tripped over a stove with a pot of boiling soup, causing him to burn his right arm. Burn scar contractures have started to develop and tighten the skin around his burn. Consequently, it is difficult for him to stretch and use his hand. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare (AMH), is helping Elithon receive treatment. On February 27th, surgeons at AMH’s care center will perform a burn contracture release surgery that will help him use his hand again. AMH is requesting $832 to fund this procedure.
Elithon’s mother says: “We are very excited to know that there is a place where our son can get treatment.”
Elithon is a curious and outgoing 5-year-old from Tanzania and a member of the Maasai community. He is the fourth child in his family of fiv...
Elithon underwent burn contracture release surgery.
Elithon was diagnosed with burn scar contracture on his right hand, which greatly limited his ability to use his hand and fingers. However, he underwent successful procedures to address this issue and is now receiving post-operative care as he heals.
As part of his follow-up care, Elithon is receiving splinting to provide support to his healing hand. He is also receiving close nursing care for wound dressing to monitor the progress of his wound and ensure there are no signs of infection.
This treatment has been a crucial step towards Elithon being able to fully utilize his right hand, as he previously struggled with holding things with that arm. The progress he has made is encouraging, and he has follow-up appointments scheduled to monitor his ongoing progress.
Elithon’s determination and the successful procedures he has undergone have brought him closer to regaining full use of his right hand. This treatment has given him hope for a brighter future, and he is committed to following through with the necessary follow-up appointments and potential future surgery to continue improving his hand function.
Elithon’s mother says, “Thank you so much for helping my son. I am hopeful that the treatment will be a big progress.”
Elithon was diagnosed with burn scar contracture on his right hand, which greatly limited his ability to use his hand and fingers. However, ...