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Success! Flora from Tanzania raised $609 to fund surgery to help her breathe.

Flora
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$609
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Fully funded
Flora's treatment was fully funded on February 5, 2018.

Photo of Flora post-operation

February 5, 2018

Flora underwent surgery to help her breathe.

Flora’s surgery went well. She no longer has breathing difficulties. She can now eat well and sleep soundly through the night. She will be able to grow and have a healthy childhood.

Flora’s mother says, “I am very grateful for this treatment my daughter has gotten. God bless you all abundantly.”

Flora’s surgery went well. She no longer has breathing difficulties. She can now eat well and sleep soundly through the night. She will be a...

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January 2, 2018

Flora is a baby from Tanzania. She is the only child to her parents. She is a very happy and active child. Flora’s mother is a stay-at-home mother, while her father is a motorcycle taxi operator.

For the past year, Flora has been experiencing trouble breathing and sleeping. Frequent illness has caused many trips to the hospital. She was recently diagnosed with enlarged adenoids, which are the soft tissue behind the nasal cavity. Without treatment, this condition will cause Flora’s symptoms to persist and possibly even intensify.

Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $609 to fund an adenoidectomy for Flora, which is scheduled to take place on January 4. Surgeons will remove her adenoids, hopefully relieving Flora of her symptoms and helping her live more comfortably.

Flora’s mother says, “I am grateful for this opportunity of treatment that my daughter has got. I will be so happy when she will be able to sleep better.”

Flora is a baby from Tanzania. She is the only child to her parents. She is a very happy and active child. Flora's mother is a stay-at-home ...

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Flora's Timeline

  • January 2, 2018
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Flora was submitted by Joan Kadagaya, Curative Medical Support Program-Partner Representative at African Mission Healthcare.

  • January 3, 2018
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Flora's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • January 18, 2018
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Flora 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.

  • February 5, 2018
    FULLY FUNDED

    Flora's treatment was fully funded.

  • February 5, 2018
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Flora's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 9 donors

Funded by 9 donors

Treatment
Adenoidectomy
  • Cost Breakdown
  • Diagnosis
  • Procedure
On average, it costs $609 for Flora's treatment
Hospital Fees
$571
Medical Staff
$0
Medication
$24
Supplies
$0
Labs
$14
  • Symptoms
  • Impact on patient's life
  • Cultural or regional significance

​What kinds of symptoms do patients experience before receiving treatment?

Infected adenoids may become enlarged or chronically infected. This condition can subsequently lead to obstructed breathing, snoring or sleep apnea, frequent sinus or ear infections, sore throat, difficulty swallowing, and habitual mouth breathing.

​What is the impact on patients’ lives of living with these conditions?

Patients will often experience frequent infections and obstructed breathing.

What cultural or regional factors affect the treatment of these conditions?

An adenoidectomy is one of the most common procedures performed worldwide, and it is not specific to our medical partner's region.

  • Process
  • Impact on patient's life
  • Risks and side-effects
  • Accessibility
  • Alternatives

What does the treatment process look like?

Patients are generally in the hospital for about five days after surgery. They are discharged if there are no signs of swelling or infection.

What is the impact of this treatment on the patient’s life?

After surgery, most children have fewer and milder throat infections and fewer ear infections. They also breathe more easily through the nose.

What potential side effects or risks come with this treatment?

An adenoidectomy is an operation with a long history of excellent results. It is usually performed with a tonsillectomy. In other words, both the adenoids and the tonsils are removed together.

How accessible is treatment in the area? What is the typical journey like for a patient to receive care?

There are few quality hospitals in our medical partner's region with the expertise and resources to perform this procedure.

What are the alternatives to this treatment?

Infection of the adenoids can be treated with antibiotics. An adenoidectomy is required if the patient has frequent infections or ongoing breathing problems, and antibiotics do not help.

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