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Success! Ezekiel from Tanzania raised $639 to fund burn contracture surgery so he can walk easily.

Ezekiel
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  • $639 raised, $0 to go
$639
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Ezekiel's treatment was fully funded on October 20, 2022.

Photo of Ezekiel post-operation

July 13, 2022

Ezekiel underwent burn contracture surgery to help him walk easily.

Ezekiel has had a successful surgery! This surgery was a part of a series of staged surgeries to help heal his feet, which were badly injured after the burn accident. Since receiving his burn contracture surgery on his right foot, he has already been able to start with further treatment! He is now further on his way to being able to walk without difficulty!

Ezekiel’s mother says, “Thank you very much, my son has started treatment and he is doing okay.”

Ezekiel has had a successful surgery! This surgery was a part of a series of staged surgeries to help heal his feet, which were badly injure...

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May 9, 2022

Ezekiel is a 4-year-old young boy and the second born in a family of four children. He is a charming, playful, and friendly boy. He has not joined school yet though his mother says he never stops telling his father that he wants to go to school like his older brother!

In 2019, Ezekiel accidentally stepped into an open fire and sustained severe burns on both of his feet and hands. He was rushed to the hospital where he was admitted for over eight months receiving treatment and therapy. Given the long period he stayed at the hospital, his parents spent every savings they had and had to ask for support from friends and relatives.

Despite the treatment, his feet have been severely deformed due to burn contractures, and Ezekiel has difficulty wearing shoes and walking. He has been scheduled for surgery to start correcting his right foot, but his parents cannot afford the treatment cost.

Fortunately, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare, is helping Ezekiel receive treatment. On May 10th, surgeons at their care center will perform a burn contracture release surgery to help him be able to wear shoes and walk easily again. Now, he needs help to fund this $639 procedure.

Ezekiel’s mother says “Wearing shoes is difficult and he complains of pain when he plays. Please help treat him.”

Ezekiel is a 4-year-old young boy and the second born in a family of four children. He is a charming, playful, and friendly boy. He has not ...

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Ezekiel's Timeline

  • May 9, 2022
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Ezekiel was submitted by Edward Mugane, Impact Assessment Coordinator at African Mission Healthcare.

  • May 10, 2022
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Ezekiel 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.

  • May 11, 2022
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Ezekiel's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • July 13, 2022
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Ezekiel's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • October 20, 2022
    FULLY FUNDED

    Ezekiel's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 16 donors

Funded by 16 donors

Treatment
Single Contracture Release
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $639 for Ezekiel's treatment
Hospital Fees
$460
Medical Staff
$20
Medication
$11
Supplies
$103
Labs
$14
Other
$31

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Meet another patient you can support

100% of your donation funds life-changing surgery.

Ferdinand

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