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Augostino from Kenya raised $1,478 to fund surgery to heal his burns.

Augostino
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  • $1,478 raised, $0 to go
$1,478
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$0
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Fully funded
Augostino's treatment was fully funded on July 1, 2022.

Photo of Augostino post-operation

November 1, 2022

Augostino underwent surgery to heal his burns.

Augostino, who had suffered burn contractures, has successfully completed the first stage of contracture release on his left eye. He can see without any problems, and is very happy.

Augostino has been going to school and his medical team is looking forward to the second stage release so that he will be able to live a full life ahead.

Augostino’s father says, “My son is progressing well. I am looking forward to the next procedure. Thank you for coming through for him and may God bless you.”

Augostino, who had suffered burn contractures, has successfully completed the first stage of contracture release on his left eye. He can see...

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April 30, 2022

Augostino is a playful boy in kindergarten, who hails from Samor village in Western Kenya.

One year ago, Augostino suffered severe burns to the left side of his face when he was trying to fetch food. As a result of his injury, Augostino developed scar contractures, which have tightened the skin around the burns.

Fortunately, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare, is helping Augostino receive treatment. On May 1st, surgeons at their care center will perform a burn contracture release surgery to help him heal. Now, his family needs help to fund this procedure, which will cost $1,478.

Augostino’s father says, “I want my child to have a good look just like other children. I always ask myself why this happened to him.”

Augostino is a playful boy in kindergarten, who hails from Samor village in Western Kenya. One year ago, Augostino suffered severe burn...

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Augostino's Timeline

  • April 30, 2022
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • May 2, 2022
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Augostino's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • May 5, 2022
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Augostino received treatment at AIC Kapsowar Hospital in Kenya. 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.

  • July 1, 2022
    FULLY FUNDED

    Augostino's treatment was fully funded.

  • November 1, 2022
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    We received an update on Augostino. Read the update.

Funded by 29 donors

Funded by 29 donors

Treatment
Contracture Release with Skin Graft and Flap
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $1,478 for Augostino's treatment
Hospital Fees
$943
Medical Staff
$3
Medication
$74
Supplies
$300
Labs
$20
Other
$138

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Gedion

Gedion is a happy and talkative 16-year-old from Kenya who is currently a student in standard eight. He is the thirdborn in a family of six. Since their mother left them a few years ago, he and his siblings live with their father in their rural home on a small piece of land. Gedion's father works as a casual laborer and burns charcoal for sale to provide for their family's basic needs, as well as to pay for the children's school fees. His family also plants maize and beans on their small piece of land to feed themselves. During holidays and on the weekends, Gedion and his siblings usually work on other people's farms to provide additional income. He shares that life for his family has been very difficult, but they have been working hard in order to fight poverty together. This past Saturday, Gedion was brought into our medical partner's care center, AIC Kapsowar Hospital, via an ambulance from a facility near his home after being involved in a road traffic accident. While Gedion was on his way home from a nearby shopping center, a tractor passed by. He hopped onto it in order to reach home faster since he was still far from home and it was already beginning to become dark. There were some people already on the tractor, so they continued with their journey together. While they were on their way, the tractor lost control and fell down. The people riding were all rushed to a nearby facility. While those with minor injuries were able to be treated at the local facility, three of the riders, including Gedion, had to be referred to our medical partner's care center. During the accident, he sustained a fracture of his right femur and is currently experiencing a lot of pain. He is also unable to use his leg. Fortunately, surgeons at our medical partner can help. On August 12th, Gedion will undergo a fracture repair procedure, which is called an open reduction and internal fixation. After treatment, he will be able to use his leg again, attend school, and help out at home. Now, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $1,145 to fund this procedure. Gedion shares, "This state has really pulled me down. I don’t know what to do. Kindly help me so that I may be able to pursue my dreams and change the state of my family.”

51% funded

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$590raised
$555to go

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