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Grant from Nigeria raised $1,465 to help him urinate normally.

Grant
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  • $1,465 raised, $0 to go
$1,465
raised
$0
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Fully funded
Grant's treatment was fully funded on November 2, 2015.

Photo of Grant post-operation

November 10, 2015

Grant received treatment allowing him to urinate comfortably.

Our medical partner, Hope for West Africa, explains Grant’s success: “He will now be able to pass urine normally, without pain or infection.”

“It’s a great relief for me, after using a catheter for such a long period of time. Thank you all for assisting me. God bless you,” expresses Grant.

Our medical partner, Hope for West Africa, explains Grant's success: "He will now be able to pass urine normally, without pain or infection....

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October 4, 2015

Meet Grant, a 78-year-old man from Nigeria. Grant is dealing with the effects of benign prostatic hypertrophy with urinary retention. Essentially, this means that Grant has difficulty urinating. Patients with this condition often have trouble emptying their bladder completely, constantly feel as though they need to urinate, or still feel as though they need to urinate even after they are finished.

Our medical partner, Hope for West Africa (HFWA), explains, “Grant has been dealing with the inability to pass urine for two years (with a regular infection) as a result of a permanent catheter that was inserted.” With this uncomfortable condition, everyday activities are a struggle. However, for $1,465 Grant’s catheter will be removed and, according to HFWA, “The treatment will enable Grant to live a normal life without urine retention and recurring infection.”

Grant is the patriarch of a large family and is excited for the time when he will be able to spend for time with them once again. “Grant is married with seven children,” says HFWA. “He is a loving father and a grandfather. He looks forward to spending more time with his grandchildren when the catheter is removed.”

Meet Grant, a 78-year-old man from Nigeria. Grant is dealing with the effects of benign prostatic hypertrophy with urinary retention. Essent...

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Grant's Timeline

  • October 4, 2015
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Grant was submitted by Naomi Danjuma at Hope for West Africa.

  • October 20, 2015
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Grant's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • November 2, 2015
    FULLY FUNDED

    Grant's treatment was fully funded.

  • November 10, 2015
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    We received an update on Grant. Read the update.

  • November 16, 2015
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Grant received treatment. 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.

Funded by 13 donors

Funded by 13 donors

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