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Success! Aisha from Tanzania raised $545 to fund tonsil removal.

Aisha
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  • $545 raised, $0 to go
$545
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Aisha's treatment was fully funded on February 12, 2017.

Photo of Aisha post-operation

March 7, 2017

Aisha underwent successful tonsil removal.

Aisha received her tonsillectomy and is already seeing the health benefits. She is sleeping better, breathing much more easily, and has no difficulty eating. Aisha will continue to see improvements in her overall health and will be able to consistently attend school.

Aisha’s mother says, “Aisha is sleeping much better because she can breathe easily. She has much more energy. I am so grateful that someone was able to help my child get the treatment that she needed.”

Unfortunately, Aisha’s procedure was not eligible for funding because it occurred before being submitted to Watsi.

Aisha received her tonsillectomy and is already seeing the health benefits. She is sleeping better, breathing much more easily, and has no d...

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December 21, 2016

Aisha is a nine-year-old girl from Tanzania. She is in second grade at the local primary school. She is the youngest child in her family, and her parents work as farmers.

Aisha was having difficulty breathing while she slept. She also fell ill with several bouts of tonsillitis and throat infection. Her parents sought treatment at many different healthcare facilities without success. Finally, they visited our medical partner’s care center, The Plaster House.

Aisha was diagnosed with enlarged tonsils. On December 22, she underwent a tonsilectomy to remove her tonsils. This surgery should alleviate her symptoms. Now, her family needs help to pay for this $545 surgery.

“I have been everywhere to try to help her, and you are the ones able to do it,” says Aisha’s mother. “I am very grateful.”

Aisha is a nine-year-old girl from Tanzania. She is in second grade at the local primary school. She is the youngest child in her family, an...

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Aisha's Timeline

  • December 19, 2016
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Aisha received treatment at Arusha Lutheran Medical Centre (ALMC) in Tanzania. 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.

  • December 21, 2016
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Aisha was submitted by Sarah Rejman, Rehab Surgery Project Program Director at African Mission Healthcare.

  • January 5, 2017
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Aisha's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • February 12, 2017
    FULLY FUNDED

    Aisha's treatment was fully funded.

  • March 7, 2017
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Aisha's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 21 donors

Funded by 21 donors

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Pwe

Pwe is a 56-year-old woman who lives with her husband, her older brother, her daughter and her grandson in a refugee camp in Tak Province, Thailand. Since they came to the refugee camp, Pwe teaches at one of the primary schools and she earns 1,060 baht (approx. 35 USD) per month. She has a resourceful family: Her daughter teaches piano on a keyboard, and she earns around 2,000 baht (approx. 67 USD) per month. Her older brother is a carpenter who earns income when someone commissions a piece of furniture. When he does have work, he will earn around 150 baht (approx. 5 USD) per day. Pwe's grandson is a nursery school student in the refugee camp. Her son-in-law went back to Burma to visit his parents in 2019. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, he has been unable to come back to the refugee camp since then. All together, they work hard to make finances meet their day to day needs. The doctors at our medical partner's care center, Mae Sot General Hospital (MSGH), have diagnosed Pwe with a cataract in her left eye. Currently, Pwe cannot see people’s faces and she can only perceive light out of her left eye. With her right eye, she can see things that are near, but nothing that's far away. She received a pair of eyeglasses from the doctor at MSGH after her first visit, which helps her see better with her right eye but if she does not wear the eyeglasses, she cannot read or teach her students. Fortunately, on February 23rd, doctors will perform a lens replacement surgery, during which they will remove Pwe's natural lenses and replace them with an intraocular lens implant. After recovery, she will be able to see clearly again and go back to teaching her students without difficulty. Our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund, is requesting $1,500 to help fund Pwe's treatment. She said, “Since the vision in my left eye worsened, I feel uncomfortable reading and teaching. Sometimes, I ask my daughter, who also graduated from high school in the refugee camp, to teach in my place as I cannot read or prepare my lesson plans.”

73% funded

73%funded
$1,106raised
$394to go

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