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Prisca from Tanzania raised $633 to fund tonsil surgery.

Prisca
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  • $633 raised, $0 to go
$633
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Prisca's treatment was fully funded on June 26, 2018.
June 26, 2018

Prisca did not receive treatment as expected.

Unfortunately, Prisca’s surgery did not happen. She was admitted, but when the anesthesiologist conducted tests, he found problems on one side of her chest. More tests were done and confirmed that Prisca has aortic and mitral regurgitation valvular disorder, so surgery could not be performed. She was discharged and referred for further assessment and heart treatment at the National Heart Hospital.

Unfortunately, Prisca’s surgery did not happen. She was admitted, but when the anesthesiologist conducted tests, he found problems on one si...

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June 13, 2018

Prisca is a young student from Tanzania. She is the first-born child in a family of two children. Prisca’s mother is a tailor, and her father is a motorcycle driver.

For four years, Prisca has been experiencing trouble breathing, eating, and sleeping. She suffers frequent illness, and this affects her school attendance and performance. Prisca 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 Prisca, which is scheduled to take place on June 14. Surgeons will remove her tonsils, hopefully relieving Prisca of her symptoms and helping her live more comfortably.

Prisca says, “I want to be able to continue with school with my friends. I am glad that this treatment will allow me to do so. Thank you all for helping me get treated.”

Prisca is a young student from Tanzania. She is the first-born child in a family of two children. Prisca’s mother is a tailor, and her fathe...

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Prisca's Timeline

  • June 13, 2018
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • June 14, 2018
    TREATMENT SCHEDULED

    Prisca was scheduled to receive 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.

  • June 17, 2018
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Prisca's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • June 26, 2018
    FUNDING ENDED

    Prisca is no longer raising funds.

  • June 26, 2018
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Prisca's treatment did not happen. Read the update.

Funded by 14 donors

Funded by 14 donors

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

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Zin

Zin is a 37-year-old woman from Burma. She lives with her husband, son and two daughters in Myawaddy, Karen State. Her 17-year-old son and 13-year-old daughter go to school while her youngest daughter stays home as she is still very young. To make a living, Zin used to make different Burmese snacks and sell them at the nearby villages. But she recently stopped working due to her health condition. Sometimes, her husband works as a day labourer but Zin said she does not know how much he earns from that. Six months ago, Zin started to experience stomach-ache so she went to a clinic. The doctor there did not do any investigations, instead, just prescribed her oral medication. Although Zin felt better with the medications she received at the clinic, her symptom returned after two months and she went back to see the same doctor. The doctor again prescribed her medications, but they only relieved her symptoms for a short time. In early September, Zin felt like her stomach-ache has worsened. She had it more often and the medications that she received at the clinic did not help her anymore. On 12 September 2019, Zin had a severe stomach-ache and for the last time, she returned to see the same doctor. On this visit, the doctor performed an ultrasound and said that there are stones in her common bile duct (CBD), a duct that carries bile from the gallbladder and liver into the duodenum (upper part of the small intestine). Zin has been advised to undergo a biliary obstruction repair, a procedure to repair the blockage of the bile ducts, which carry bile from the liver to the gallbladder. If left untreated, Zin's symptoms will continue to worsen and put her at risk for further health complications in the future. After seeking treatment through our medical partner, Burma Children Medical Fund (BCMF), Zin is scheduled to undergo her biliary obstruction repair on October 03. BCMF is requesting $1,500 to cover the total cost of Zin's procedure and care. Zin said, “I cannot do anything now. I want to get well soon and start working again. If not, my family will not have enough food”.

73% funded

73%funded
$1,103raised
$397to go

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