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Success! Joseph from Tanzania raised $874 to fund contracture release surgery so he can regain use of his hand.

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

Photo of Joseph post-operation

April 6, 2022

Joseph underwent contracture release surgery so he can regain use of his hand.

Joseph has had a successful surgery which helped heal his fingers after being involved in a fire accident. He is currently doing well! Joseph now is wearing a splint and his post-surgical wound is healing. Through this surgery, Joseph will now be able to hold things with ease and carry out his daily life activities without any problem as he grows.

Joseph said with a big smile, “My fingers are now straight!’

Joseph has had a successful surgery which helped heal his fingers after being involved in a fire accident. He is currently doing well! Josep...

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March 1, 2022

Joseph is a friendly and playful six-year-old boy and the eldest in a family of four children. Joseph is currently in kindergarten, and he loves counting numbers. In his free time, he enjoys playing football. Joseph’s parents raise livestock to make a living.

When Joseph was three years old, he burned his left hand in a fire. Now, he has limited use of his left hand, because his fingers have contracted and he is unable to move them freely.

Fortunately, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare (AMH), is helping Joseph receive treatment. On March 2nd, surgeons at AMH’s care center will perform a burn contracture release surgery to help him regain use of his hand. Now, he and his family need help raising $874 to fund his procedure and care.

Joseph’s father shared, “it has been a bad season for livestock keepers and I am not able to afford the cost.”

Joseph is a friendly and playful six-year-old boy and the eldest in a family of four children. Joseph is currently in kindergarten, and he l...

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Joseph's Timeline

  • March 1, 2022
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • March 2, 2022
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Joseph 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

    Joseph's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • March 15, 2022
    FULLY FUNDED

    Joseph's treatment was fully funded.

  • April 6, 2022
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Joseph's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 13 donors

Funded by 13 donors

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

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100% of your donation funds life-changing surgery.