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Success! Collins from Kenya raised $840 to fund contracture release surgery for a burn.

Collins
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  • $840 raised, $0 to go
$840
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$0
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Fully funded
Collins's treatment was fully funded on November 29, 2021.

Photo of Collins post-operation

December 8, 2021

Collins underwent contracture release surgery for a burn.

Collins underwent a burn scar contracture release and his surgery was successful. This treatment will be of many benefits to him because he will now be able to put on his shoe, walk comfortably, and is even excited to play football with his friends at school and at home. He’s now back home and returns for follow-up care at the clinic to ensure he fully heals.

“Thank you for offering to help me undergo surgery on my foot, I’m looking forward to a day when I’ll play football with my friends,” Collins told us.

Collins underwent a burn scar contracture release and his surgery was successful. This treatment will be of many benefits to him because he ...

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October 15, 2021

Collins is a polite and humble 14-year-old student and the third born in a family of four children. He is in primary school class six and hopes to become a doctor in the future. His mother is a housewife while his father works as a farmer.

When he was one year old, while he was crawling, Collins accidentally fell on boiling water in a pan. He was taken to a nearby hospital for first aid for his burns. Now, he has burn scar contractures on his feet and has difficulty walking and running. His condition has affected his self-esteem, because he cannot play with his friends in school and at home.

Fortunately, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare (AMH), is helping Collins receive treatment. On October 25th, surgeons at AMH’s care center will perform a burn contracture release surgery to help him wear shoes confidently, walk well, and play with his friends. Now, he needs help to fund this $840 procedure.

Collins shared, “I am happy because after the surgery, I will be able to walk, run and play with my mates in school and when I’m home.”

Collins is a polite and humble 14-year-old student and the third born in a family of four children. He is in primary school class six and ho...

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Collins's Timeline

  • October 15, 2021
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • October 19, 2021
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Collins's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • October 25, 2021
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Collins received treatment at AIC Cure International 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.

  • November 29, 2021
    FULLY FUNDED

    Collins's treatment was fully funded.

  • December 8, 2021
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Collins's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 17 donors

Funded by 17 donors

Treatment
Single Contracture Release with or without Skin Graft
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $840 for Collins's treatment
Hospital Fees
$209
Medical Staff
$157
Medication
$163
Supplies
$234
Labs
$37
Other
$40

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