Health  Uganda Project #27406

Plastic Surgery for Burn Survivor Baby John

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Plastic surgery will allow little John to be able to use and move his right elbow joint and right thumb. The contracture (the two connected skin surfaces at the joint) will be released and skin from his backside will be grafted onto his hand.

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John suffered severe burns at 3 months, when the mosquito net caught fire at his burning home. He was treated at the government hospital for 2 months before being brought to Whisper. We did our best to improve the wound healing, however the damage was done during the first weeks, when the skin contracted over his elbow joint and thumb. This causes a painful skin tear every time John wants to move his hand. Plastic surgery will allow John to move his hand freely.


We are going to fund the entire plastic surgery that was estimated at 6.5 million Uganda shillings by a private plastic surgeon in Kampala. Plastic surgery is the only option that will allow John to live a prosperous and pain-free life.

Long-Term Impact

We have helped save John's life, but with the plastic surgery we can change his future and make it free of pain and suffering FOREVER.


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Location: London - United Kingdom
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Project Leader:
Veronika Cejpkova
London, United Kingdom

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Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

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