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Success! Shaban from Tanzania raised $633 to fund tonsil surgery.

Shaban
100%
  • $633 raised, $0 to go
$633
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Shaban's treatment was fully funded on January 7, 2019.

Photo of Shaban post-operation

December 7, 2018

Shaban underwent tonsil surgery.

Doctors successfully removed the enlarged tonsils that were making him fall sick regularly.

Shaban’s father says, “Thank you for bringing happiness back to my son through this surgery he can now eat and sleep soundly. Thank you very much.”

Doctors successfully removed the enlarged tonsils that were making him fall sick regularly. Shaban’s father says, “Thank you for bringing...

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November 1, 2018

Shaban is a boy from Tanzania. He is the youngest in a family of three children.

Recently, Shaban has been experiencing a sore throat. He also experiences recurrent fevers. Shaban was recently diagnosed with enlarged tonsils, which, if not treated, will cause his symptoms to persist and possibly intensify over time.

Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $633 to fund a tonsillectomy for Shaban, which is scheduled to take place on November 2. Surgeons will remove his tonsils, hopefully relieving Shaban of his symptoms and helping him live more comfortably.

Shaban’s father says, “I would like for my son to be able to sleep soundly, eat better, and be happy.”

Shaban is a boy from Tanzania. He is the youngest in a family of three children. Recently, Shaban has been experiencing a sore throat. He...

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Shaban's Timeline

  • November 1, 2018
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Shaban was submitted by Robert Kariuki, Process Coordinator at African Mission Healthcare, our medical partner in Tanzania.

  • November 02, 2018
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Shaban received treatment at Arusha Lutheran Medical Centre (ALMC). 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 04, 2018
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Shaban's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • December 07, 2018
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Shaban's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • January 07, 2019
    FULLY FUNDED

    Shaban's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 25 donors

Funded by 25 donors

Treatment
Tonsilectomy
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $633 for Shaban's treatment
Hospital Fees
$586
Medical Staff
$15
Medication
$28
Supplies
$0
Labs
$4

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Tushabomwe

Tushabomwe is a 44 year old woman who lost her husband in 2009 when unfortunately they were attacked by gunmen in their house. Tushabomwe was shot in her thigh and she was pregnant with her third child, who luckily survived. Tushabomwe suspected the attack was planned by relatives and this forced her to move very far away to start a new life. She has not gotten married again. Tushabomwe works hard, selling dry produce such as beans in the nearby markets and was able to construct a three-room semi-permanent house for shelter. She later started small-scale farming as a way to generate food for her children. Her oldest is 15 years old and in secondary school class one, her second born in primary school class seven and her youngest is 10 years old and in primary school class four. She is proud to independently take care of her children, although it is a challenge. Tushabomwe developed a small swelling on her neck in 2019 and it kept on increasing in size as time went on. The swelling became prominent with severe pain. She went to a local health centre and was given tablets hoping that the swelling would reduce as well as the pain, but all this did not help. The swelling reduces and increases occasionally, currently, it is in its smallest size but after some time it increases in size and so does her pain. In its largest state, she has difficulty swallowing and speaking. She decided to come to Watsi's Medical Partner Care Center Rushoroza Hospital to seek medical advice and treatment. Doctors there told her that if not treated through a thyroidectomy, Tushabomwe may develop airway obstruction, thyrotoxicosis and further difficulty in swallowing. Tushabomwe says, “This condition hinders the smooth running of my business because of the pain. After surgery, I will be comfortable and I will take on my business activities and be able to take care of my family.”

61% funded

61%funded
$190raised
$117to go

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