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Success! Brenda from Tanzania raised $874 to fund surgery to heal the damage to her face and eye from a burn.

Brenda
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  • $874 raised, $0 to go
$874
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Brenda's treatment was fully funded on December 28, 2022.

Photo of Brenda post-operation

January 15, 2023

Brenda underwent surgery to heal the damage to her face and eye from a severe burn.

Brenda has had a successful surgery! She is now receiving post-operative care and will be having follow-up appointments with her doctor to ensure a smooth healing process and successful outcome from the surgery. Brenda will be coming back next year for a review to see if she requires more surgery.

Brenda says “Thank you so much for helping me. May God bless you abundantly.”

Brenda has had a successful surgery! She is now receiving post-operative care and will be having follow-up appointments with her doctor to e...

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October 13, 2022

Brenda is a student from Tanzania who has had epileptic seizures since childhood. This has continued until now, though she is taking medication that is helping her manage the condition. She shared that she is not close to her parents as they are verbally abusive. She tries to keep her distance, but with her condition, it has been hard to depend on herself. After hearing about our health center and the work we do, she was hopeful that she is could get help. She had to take more than three buses to get to our center. “I am lucky. I did not have any seizure episodes during my journey,” she says. She is at our center ready to receive treatment, but she cannot afford it.

Earlier this year, Brenda had a seizure and fell on a hot stove. Her face was badly burned. Brenda received treatment, but after healing her face was left impacted. She has been living this way for four months now, hiding her face whenever she goes out. Her neighbor saw her one day and noticed that she was hiding her face. Thankfully, he told her about our health center and informed her that she could get help. It is hard for her to open her eyes fully, and due to the disfiguration, her self-esteem is affected.

Fortunately, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is helping Brenda receive treatment. On October 13th, surgeons there will perform a burn contracture release surgery, which will allow her to open her eyes fully, and will hopefully help improve her self-esteem. Now, she needs help to fund this $874 procedure.

Brenda says, “I am a spiritual person. I know it was God’s will for me to get here and get help. Thank you.”

Brenda is a student from Tanzania who has had epileptic seizures since childhood. This has continued until now, though she is taking medica...

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Brenda's Timeline

  • October 13, 2022
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • October 13, 2022
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Brenda 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 16, 2022
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Brenda's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • December 28, 2022
    FULLY FUNDED

    Brenda's treatment was fully funded.

  • January 15, 2023
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Brenda's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 24 donors

Funded by 24 donors

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

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