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Success! Editha from Tanzania raised $874 to fund burn contracture surgery to heal burns scars around her left eye.

Editha
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  • $874 raised, $0 to go
$874
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Editha's treatment was fully funded on November 29, 2022.

Photo of Editha post-operation

December 13, 2022

Editha underwent burn surgery to heal burn scars around her left eye.

Editha has had a successful surgery that will help heal her eye and will return soon for another surgery to help with her hand correction. She is now undergoing post-op care for her eye. She has future follow-up appointments with her doctor to ensure she fully heals, which she is looking forward to with new hope.

Editha says: “Thank you so much for the help you have given to me. May God bless you.”

Editha has had a successful surgery that will help heal her eye and will return soon for another surgery to help with her hand correction. S...

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October 18, 2022

Editha is the eldest from a family of six children. She lives with her parents, and although she wishes to depend on herself, her condition has made it hard for her. From childhood, Editha has a health condition that causes her to lose consciousness once in a while.

Earlier this year, Editha was preparing food when she lost consciousness and fell on the stove and burned her face. She was rushed to the hospital where she received treatment for the open wounds. The wounds healed but left her face impacted. She has been living this way for months because her family did not know that she could be treated and improve her condition. It is hard to open her left eye and due to the burn scars on her face, her self-esteem has been affected.

Editha is a brave and resilient young woman, she even had to travel over 1000 km on her own to get to our health center. She requires surgery to help with her face scar condition, but cannot afford to pay for the surgery.

Fortunately, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is helping Editha receive treatment. On October 19th, surgeons at their care center will perform a burn contracture release surgery to help her open her eye completely, and live a comfortable life. Now, she needs help to fund this $874 procedure.

Editha says, “It has been a while since I was burned but now, I am grateful that there is hope for treatment.”

Editha is the eldest from a family of six children. She lives with her parents, and although she wishes to depend on herself, her condition ...

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Editha's Timeline

  • October 18, 2022
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Editha was submitted by Ruth Kanyeria, SAFE Program Coordinator at African Mission Healthcare.

  • October 19, 2022
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Editha 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.

  • October 21, 2022
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Editha's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • November 29, 2022
    FULLY FUNDED

    Editha's treatment was fully funded.

  • December 13, 2022
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Editha's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 8 donors

Funded by 8 donors

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

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