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

Hilda
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  • $609 raised, $0 to go
$609
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Hilda's treatment was fully funded on June 21, 2018.

Photo of Hilda post-operation

May 30, 2018

Hilda underwent surgery to help her breathe.

Hilda’s treatment went well. She is now able to eat, breath, and sleep soundly.

Hilda’s mother says, “Thank you for helping my child be able to eat well, breath better and be able to have a healthy growth. I am so happy now that she sleeps though the night without struggling to breath, I cannot wait to see her grow into a happy strong girl. Thank you.”

Hilda’s treatment went well. She is now able to eat, breath, and sleep soundly. Hilda’s mother says, “Thank you for helping my child be a...

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May 2, 2018

Hilda is a baby from Tanzania. She is the first-born child in her small growing family. Hilda’s father works in a garage, and her mother is a stay-at-home mother.

Since she was three months old, Hilda has been experiencing trouble breathing and has had frequent sleep apnea. Frequent illness has caused her parents to spend a lot of their time and money in hospitals. She was recently diagnosed with enlarged adenoids, which are the soft tissue behind the nasal cavity. Without treatment, this condition will cause Hilda’s symptoms to persist and possibly even intensify.

Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $609 to fund an adenoidectomy for Hilda, which is scheduled to take place on May 3. Surgeons will remove her adenoids, hopefully relieving Hilda of her symptoms and helping her live more comfortably.

Hilda’s mother says, “Please help my daughter get this treatment so that she is able to eat, breathe, and sleep.”

Hilda is a baby from Tanzania. She is the first-born child in her small growing family. Hilda’s father works in a garage, and her mother is ...

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Hilda's Timeline

  • May 2, 2018
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • May 02, 2018
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Hilda's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • May 10, 2018
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Hilda 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.

  • May 30, 2018
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Hilda's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • June 21, 2018
    FULLY FUNDED

    Hilda's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 20 donors

Funded by 20 donors

Treatment
Adenoidectomy
  • Cost Breakdown
  • Diagnosis
  • Procedure
On average, it costs $609 for Hilda'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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