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Shedrack is a 2-year-old boy from Tanzania who needs $874 to fund contracture release surgery.

Shedrack
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  • $495 raised, $379 to go
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October 12, 2022

Shedrack is two years old, and lives in Tanzania with his parents and one sibling. His mother stays at home to care for the children, while his father is a small scale farmer, whose earnings cover the family’s basic needs.

Five months ago, when Shedrack was in the kitchen with his mother, he pushed over a pot of boiling water, burning his left arm and left leg. Shedrack’s mother rushed him to a local dispensary, where they were sent on to the hospital. As the family lives in a remote area, Shedrack’s treatment required extensive travel. And, while the burns ultimately healed, Shedrack developed contractures, which limit his ability to straighten his leg, or to use the fingers on his left hand.

Fortunately, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is helping Shedrack receive treatment. On October 13th, surgeons at Arusha Lutheran Medical Centre will perform burn contracture release surgery, which will enable Shedrack to walk easily, and use his fingers again. Now, he needs your help to fund this $874 procedure.

Shedrack’s mother says: “The burns were so bad that I thought I was going to lose my son. I am glad that now I am going to be able to help finish his treatment and all thanks to you.”

Shedrack is two years old, and lives in Tanzania with his parents and one sibling. His mother stays at home to care for the children, while...

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Shedrack's Timeline

  • October 12, 2022
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • October 13, 2022
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Shedrack 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

    Shedrack's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • January 10, 2023
    AWAITING UPDATE

    Awaiting Shedrack's treatment update from African Mission Healthcare.

  • TODAY
    AWAITING FUNDING

    Shedrack is currently raising funds for his treatment.

Funded by 18 donors

Funded by 18 donors

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

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