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

Dorcus
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  • $633 raised, $0 to go
$633
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Dorcus's treatment was fully funded on July 31, 2018.

Photo of Dorcus post-operation

August 9, 2018

Dorcus underwent tonsil surgery.

Surgery was successful. She is no longer at risk of regular infections or fever. She has returned to school.

Dorcus says, “I am happy that I can now eat, sleep without having trouble breathing and I am so excited to be back in school.”

Surgery was successful. She is no longer at risk of regular infections or fever. She has returned to school. Dorcus says, “I am happy th...

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June 27, 2018

Dorcus is a student from Tanzania. She is the oldest child in a family of two children. Her father is a subsistence farmer, while her mother is a parish worker.

Recently, Dorcus has been experiencing trouble breathing and eating and regular sleep apnea. She was recently diagnosed with enlarged tonsils, which, if not treated, will cause her symptoms to persist and possibly intensify over time.

Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $633 to fund a tonsillectomy for Dorcus, which is scheduled to take place on June 28. Surgeons will remove her tonsils, hopefully relieving Dorcus of her symptoms and helping her live more comfortably.

Dorcus’s father says, “I want my daughter to be able to go to school without being sick regularly.”

Dorcus is a student from Tanzania. She is the oldest child in a family of two children. Her father is a subsistence farmer, while her mother...

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Dorcus's Timeline

  • June 27, 2018
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Dorcus was submitted by Joan Kadagaya, Curative Medical Support Program-Partner Representative at African Mission Healthcare, our medical partner in Tanzania.

  • June 27, 2018
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Dorcus's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • June 28, 2018
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Dorcus 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.

  • July 31, 2018
    FULLY FUNDED

    Dorcus's treatment was fully funded.

  • August 09, 2018
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Dorcus's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 22 donors

Funded by 22 donors

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

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