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Success! Naipasoi from Tanzania raised $874 to fund burn contracture surgery to help her regain use of her hand.

Naipasoi
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  • $874 raised, $0 to go
$874
raised
$0
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Fully funded
Naipasoi's treatment was fully funded on April 15, 2022.

Photo of Naipasoi post-operation

May 9, 2022

Naipasoi underwent burn contracture surgery to help her regain use of her hand.

Naipasoi’s surgery was a success! Her doctors shared that she is recovering well and showing great progress in her ability to move her wrist and has just begun to move the muscles in her thumb and hand. The medical team will continue to work with Naipasoi to develop her hand movement and to change the dressings on her wound as she continues to heal. They will also monitor for any signs of wrist contracture in case Naipasoi needs to wear a splint again. Later Naipasoi will also undergo her syndactyly release procedure to treat the fingers on her hand.

Naipasoi’s mother said, “My daughter is doing well, and I thank God for that!”

Naipasoi's surgery was a success! Her doctors shared that she is recovering well and showing great progress in her ability to move her wrist...

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March 1, 2022

Naipasoi is an adorable three-year-old girl and the firstborn child in a family of two. Naipasoi’s father lives across the border in Kenya selling Maasai herbal medication and honey, while her mother stays at home looking after her children. Naipasoi’s mother has a few cattle from which she is able to sell the milk of to get money for food and other necessities, however overall it is challenging for them to make financial ends meet. This is made more difficult since they don’t farm, so they must buy all their food to eat, which is hard when finances are so tight.

In 2019, Naipasoi was involved in a fire accident, from which she sustained severe burns. Naipasoi’s mother made porridge for lunch and took the pot off the fire and placed it in a corner to cool down, so that she could feed Naipasoi. As she went out to clean plates Naipasoi took a cup and tried to fetch porridge for herself in the pot, however dipped her hand directly into the hot porridge. Her mother ran to her rescue, but Naipasoi had already sustained incredible burns. Over time, burn scar contractures have developed, which tighten the skin around her burn. As a result, she cannot use her hand.

Fortunately, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare, is helping Naipasoi receive the life changing treatment she needs. On March 2nd, surgeons at their care center, Arusha Lutheran Medical Centre, will perform a burn contracture release surgery so that Naiposoi can regain some use of her hand. Naipasoi and her family need help to fund this $874 procedure.

Naipasoi’s mother says, “Please help my daughter her hand needs treatment she cannot use it.”

Naipasoi is an adorable three-year-old girl and the firstborn child in a family of two. Naipasoi’s father lives across the border in Kenya s...

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Naipasoi's Timeline

  • March 1, 2022
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Naipasoi was submitted by Joan Kadagaya, Curative Medical Support Program-Partner Representative at African Mission Healthcare.

  • March 2, 2022
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Naipasoi 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.

  • March 2, 2022
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Naipasoi's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • April 15, 2022
    FULLY FUNDED

    Naipasoi's treatment was fully funded.

  • May 9, 2022
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Naipasoi's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 17 donors

Funded by 17 donors

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

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54% funded

54%funded
$823raised
$677to go

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