Success! Hashim from Tanzania raised $880 to fund leg surgery so he can be active and play.

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Fully funded
Hashim's treatment was fully funded on November 2, 2021.
  • Hashim's story
  • Hashim's update
October 6, 2021

Photo of Hashim post-operation

November 8, 2021

Hashim underwent leg surgery so he can be active and play.

Hashim has had a successful surgery that has helped correct both of his legs that were making walking difficult, exhausting, and painful for...

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Hashim's Timeline

  • October 6, 2021

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

  • October 7, 2021

    Hashim 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 7, 2021

    Hashim's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • November 2, 2021

    Hashim's treatment was fully funded.

  • November 8, 2021

    Hashim's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 22 donors

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Baraka is a 15-year-old boy who is in fifth grade, and resides with his uncle in Arusha. Seven of Baraka's ten siblings have passed away, as has his mother, after a prolonged bout of ill health. Baraka's father lives in a different region of the country, and has entrusted his care to the uncle, who has six children of his own. When Baraka was a young child, he fell onto a lighted stack of firewood while playing. He sustained severe burns - which were successfully treated - but which have left him with residual scar contractures around his mouth, and on and under his arm. Baraka lived with these contractures for a long time, until he met a neighbor, who told Baraka and his uncle about Plaster House. Baraka's uncle was unable to bring Baraka to Plaster House, so their neighbor, Charles, undertook to do so. Baraka is looking forward to treatment, as the contractures have negatively affected his confidence when he is interacting with other people. Fortunately, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare, is helping Baraka receive the care that he needs. On August 16th, surgeons will perform burn contracture release surgery, which will enable Baraka to have improved mobility, functionality and appearance. Now, he needs your help to fund this $874 procedure. Baraka says: “I desire an improvement in my facial appearance. Right now, I lack confidence in how I look. I hold the hope that this treatment will bring about a substantial transformation in my appearance.”

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