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Success! Loveness from Tanzania raised $639 to fund contracture release surgery.

Loveness
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  • $639 raised, $0 to go
$639
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Loveness's treatment was fully funded on January 20, 2023.
October 14, 2022

Meet Loveness, a two year old girl, living with her parents in Tanzania. Loveness’ father is a small scale farmer, while her mother relies on day to day jobs to supplement their income.

Earlier this year, Loveness’ mother went out to fetch water and Loveness stayed to play with one of her friends at the home of a neighbor. During lunch, Loveness’ left hand was burned by hot oil. The neighbor helped with immediate first aid while waiting for Loveness’ mother to return. Loveness and her mother went to the hospital, where Loveness was treated successfully and sent home.

A few months later her mother realized that there was something wrong with her daughter’s finger on her left hand, when she noticed that Loveness couldn’t straighten her finger. Loveness and her mother returned to the hospital, but the family couldn’t afford to pay for the necessary treatment to heal her hand. Instead, the staff at the hospital referred the family to our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation. Now Loveness is scheduled to undergo contracture release surgery on October 17th, at Arusha Lutheran Medical Centre. African Mission Healthcare Foundation is seeking $639 to fund this procedure for Loveness so she can grow up active and with full use of her hand.

Loveness’ mother says: “Please help my daughter and our family put this trauma behind us.”

Meet Loveness, a two year old girl, living with her parents in Tanzania. Loveness' father is a small scale farmer, while her mother relies ...

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Loveness's Timeline

  • October 14, 2022
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • October 17, 2022
    TREATMENT SCHEDULED

    Loveness 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 18, 2022
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Loveness's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • January 20, 2023
    FULLY FUNDED

    Loveness's treatment was fully funded.

  • TODAY
    AWAITING UPDATE

    Awaiting Loveness's treatment update from African Mission Healthcare.

Funded by 11 donors

Funded by 11 donors

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

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