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Success! Langeda from Tanzania raised $874 to fund a contracture release and skin graft surgery.

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

Photo of Langeda post-operation

April 11, 2022

Langeda underwent surgery and is healing well.

Langeda’s burn surgery went well to heal his right wrist, hand, and fingers with a skin graft. Through this surgery, Langeda will have control of his fingers and be able to use them to hold things, which he wasn’t able to do before.

Langeda’s mother told us, “Our son is doing fine, and his recovery is going well. Thank you for all the help and support!”

Langeda’s burn surgery went well to heal his right wrist, hand, and fingers with a skin graft. Through this surgery, Langeda will have contr...

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March 1, 2022

Langeda is a charming 23-month-old boy and the only child to his mother. Langeda’s parents work as livestock keepers who sell cattle to provide for their family.

When he was five months old, Langeda was in bed while his mother was outside doing chores. He woke up and rolled off the bed, and his hand went into a bedside fire. He sustained severe burns and was treated at home using traditional medicine, however, he now has limited use of his hand.

Fortunately, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare (AMH), is helping Langeda receive treatment. On March 2nd, surgeons will perform a burn contracture release surgery so that he can use his hand freely. Now, he and his family need help raising $874 to fund his procedure and care.

Langeda’s mother was grateful that support for her son was now possible and shared, “we have never sought treatment for our son due to lack of money.”

Langeda is a charming 23-month-old boy and the only child to his mother. Langeda’s parents work as livestock keepers who sell cattle to prov...

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Langeda's Timeline

  • March 1, 2022
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • March 2, 2022
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Langeda 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

    Langeda's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • March 15, 2022
    FULLY FUNDED

    Langeda's treatment was fully funded.

  • April 11, 2022
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Langeda's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 16 donors

Funded by 16 donors

Treatment
Contracture Release and Skin Graft
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $874 for Langeda'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.

Dismas

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