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

Jacqueline
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  • $633 raised, $0 to go
$633
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Jacqueline's treatment was fully funded on July 23, 2018.

Photo of Jacqueline post-operation

July 5, 2018

Jacqueline underwent tonsil surgery.

Jacqueline’s surgery went well. She is able to sleep soundly without experiencing sleep apnea. She will be able to continue with school.

Jacqueline says, “I am grateful that I will now be able to continue with school without missing out. Thank you so much for helping me get this treatment.”

Jacqueline’s surgery went well. She is able to sleep soundly without experiencing sleep apnea. She will be able to continue with school. ...

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June 13, 2018

Jacqueline is a young student from Tanzania. She is the only child in her family. Her mother sells vegetables in the market, and her father works as a broker and construction worker.

For four years, Jacqueline has been experiencing trouble breathing, regular fevers, and trouble eating. Frequent illness causes her to miss school, and this has affected her performance. Jacqueline 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 Jacqueline, which is scheduled to take place on June 14. Surgeons will remove her tonsils, hopefully relieving Jacqueline of her symptoms and helping her live more comfortably.

Jacquline says, “I cannot wait to be back to school and continue with my education without missing classes due to being sick. Thank you for helping me get treated.”

Jacqueline is a young student from Tanzania. She is the only child in her family. Her mother sells vegetables in the market, and her father ...

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Jacqueline's Timeline

  • June 13, 2018
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • June 14, 2018
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Jacqueline 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.

  • June 17, 2018
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Jacqueline's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • July 5, 2018
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Jacqueline's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • July 23, 2018
    FULLY FUNDED

    Jacqueline's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 19 donors

Funded by 19 donors

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

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Meet another patient you can support

100% of your donation funds life-changing surgery.

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Alex is a social seven-year-old boy and the oldest child in a family of three children. His parents rely on small scale farming for food and other basic needs. Alex has been diagnosed with left varus and right valgus on his legs. When Alex learned to walk, his parents noticed his condition and they thought it would subside as he got older. The larger bone, or tibia, in his left calf is misaligned with the larger bone in his thigh, or femur, while the bone at the knee joint of the right leg is angled out and away from the body's midline. This condition is typically caused by an excessive accumulation of fluoride in the bones, which often stems from contaminated drinking water. As a result, Alex experiences pain and difficulty in walking. He has not yet joined school, mainly because the only school in his family's village is far from home and he cannot walk all the way there due to his condition. When Alex and his parents visited his grandfather, he was deeply concerned by Alex's condition and brought him to the care center of our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare (AMH), for treatment. Alex is scheduled to undergo corrective surgery on September 10th. Treatment will hopefully restore Alex's mobility, allowing him to participate in a variety of activities, and greatly decreasing his risk of future complications. Now, AMH, is requesting $880 to fund Alex's surgery. Alex’s grandfather shared, "I felt really bad seeing how my grandson‘s legs have been deformed. I know his parents are not financially stable and neither am I. I remember the team from your hospital that visited our village to educate us on treatable disability and the possibility of him getting treatment and I am hopeful that he will be well. Please help him."

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