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Success! Mathayo from Tanzania raised $874 to fund burn contracture surgery so he can walk without pain.

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

Photo of Mathayo post-operation

June 28, 2022

Mathayo underwent burn contracture surgery so he can walk without pain.

Mathayo’s surgery went well and had his foot treated successfully. He has been having his dressings changed regularly to help the wound heal, but his medical team anticipates he may need a skin graft procedure to fully heal and will head to the clinic next week to visit with his medical team.

Mathayo’s mother shared, “Thank you very much for helping treat my son!”

Mathayo’s surgery went well and had his foot treated successfully. He has been having his dressings changed regularly to help the wound heal...

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March 3, 2022

Mathayo is a nine-year-old boy and the fourth born of his mother who has seven children. Their family is dependent on livestock keeping to make a living and support their large family.

In the Fall of 2013, Mathayo was left in the hut sleeping, while his mother was out in the field herding goats. The bed he was sleeping in was close to an open fire place, which was unknowingly still hot from remnants of hot coals underneath the ash. Upon waking up from his afternoon nap, Mathayo got out of bed, however, as he crawled across the floor, he ran his left leg through the hot ashes, sustaining severe burns. As a result of his burns, he cannot walk long distances, herd livestock, fetch water, or go to school.

Fortunately, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare, is helping Mathayo receive the life-changing treatment he needs. On March 4th, surgeons at their care center, Arusha Lutheran Medical Centre, will perform a burn contracture release surgery, which will allow Mathayo to walk without pain, and live out a higher-quality life. African Mission Healthcare is asking for $874 to help fund Mathayo’s procedure.

Mathayo says, “I will be so happy if my foot is treated because it will help me wear shoes and walk without feeling pain.”

Mathayo is a nine-year-old boy and the fourth born of his mother who has seven children. Their family is dependent on livestock keeping to m...

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Mathayo's Timeline

  • March 3, 2022
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • March 4, 2022
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Mathayo's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • March 15, 2022
    FULLY FUNDED

    Mathayo's treatment was fully funded.

  • April 5, 2022
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Mathayo 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.

  • June 28, 2022
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Mathayo's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 10 donors

Funded by 10 donors

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

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