Omega is a five-year-old boy. He lives with his parents and two siblings, and enjoys playing with them. As the last born, he is spoiled and loved so much by his mother. They live in Hai, a small town in the Kilimanjaro Region. The parents are cattle breeders, who breed cattle for meat and milk. The cattle breeding business has been hard in the past few months because of drought. The green pastures and rivers they used to depend on to feed their cattle are now dry. Cattle are not producing enough milk, and the meat they produce is not preferred by most of the consumers around their area.
In 2019, while Omega was playing with his brother, he got into an accident and fell into a pot of boiling tea. After the open wound healed, his right arm could not extend fully, making it hard for him to fully use his arm.
Fortunately, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is helping Omega receive treatment. On February 28th, surgeons at their care center will perform a burn contracture release surgery to help him use his arm freely. Now, his family needs help to fund this $874 procedure.
Omega’s mother says, “I hope this treatment will give him a room of new possibilities in the future because his hand will limit him so much in his life.”
Omega is a five-year-old boy. He lives with his parents and two siblings, and enjoys playing with them. As the last born, he is spoiled and ...
Omega underwent burn contracture surgery on his right elbow, so that he can move his arm freely again.
Omega’s surgery proceeded according to plan, and he has had a successful procedure. He is currently receiving post-operative care to ensure optimal healing and recovery. As part of his post-op care, Omega attends the dressing clinic daily for bandage changes, which helps reduce the risk of infections and allows for close monitoring of his wound healing progress.
In addition to bandage changes, Omega has been provided with a splint to aid in his healing process and prevent the development of further contractures on his elbow. This splint helps support his right hand and allows for full extension, which was previously limited.
The treatment Omega received has had a positive impact on his ability to use his right hand. With the successful surgery and ongoing post-operative care, Omega can now fully extend his right hand, a significant improvement from before. This has greatly enhanced his mobility and functionality, providing him with greater independence and improved quality of life.
Omega’s journey towards recovery is progressing well, thanks to the successful surgery and diligent post-operative care. He can now look forward to a future where he can effectively use his right hand without limitations, and enjoy a better quality of life as a result of the treatment he has received.
Omega’s mother says, “He is now able to dress, it is a big step. Thank you for the help you have offered to my son.”
Omega's surgery proceeded according to plan, and he has had a successful procedure. He is currently receiving post-operative care to ensure ...