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Selina is a big-hearted and bright student from Tanzania who needs $874 to fund burn contracture surgery on both her hands.

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October 17, 2022

Selina is a student who comes from Nodusoto village, one of the rural parts of Arusha, Tanzania. She came to our partner’s health center earlier this month. She likes to help out with translations when she is close by, and enjoys spending time with the other junior residents. Selina comes from a middle-size family of five children. Her parents work on a farm as small-scale farmers and sell some of their harvest to earn money that enables them to provide for the family’s basic needs.

When Selina was three years old, she was accidentally pushed and fell into a pit of burning manure that burned both her hands. The parents took her to the hospital, and she received treatment. The treatment helped but she now has burn scar contractures on both of her hands. There is limited use of her hands as her fingers are now not defined. Despite this, she went on to pursue her goals. She has now completed her ordinary secondary school and wants to go further in studies. She is asking for your help see her through the treatment and make the journey ahead easier.

Fortunately, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is helping Selina receive treatment. On October 18th, surgeons at their care center will perform a burn contracture release surgery to help her use her hands easily again. Now, she needs help to fund this $874 procedure.

Selina says, “I hope this treatment will make my school journey easier.”

Selina is a student who comes from Nodusoto village, one of the rural parts of Arusha, Tanzania. She came to our partner's health center ear...

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Selina's Timeline

  • October 17, 2022
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • October 18, 2022
    TREATMENT SCHEDULED

    Selina was scheduled to receive 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 20, 2022
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Selina's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • TODAY
    AWAITING FUNDING

    Selina is currently raising funds for her treatment.

  • TBD
    AWAITING UPDATE

    Awaiting Selina's treatment update from African Mission Healthcare.

Funded by 8 donors

Funded by 8 donors

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

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