Success! Susan from Tanzania raised $780 to fund burn repair surgery.

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Fully funded
Susan's treatment was fully funded on December 10, 2016.
  • Susan's story
  • Susan's update
November 10, 2016

Photo of Susan post-operation

January 26, 2017

Susan underwent successful burn repair surgery.

Her skin graft has healed well. Now, Susan is much more independent and active. Her mother says, "I am so appreciative to see Susan doing...

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Susan's Timeline

  • November 10, 2016

    Susan was submitted by Robert Kariuki, Process Coordinator at African Mission Healthcare.

  • November 11, 2016

    Susan 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.

  • November 22, 2016

    Susan's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • December 10, 2016

    Susan's treatment was fully funded.

  • January 26, 2017

    Susan's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 11 donors

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Edisimary is a 49-year-old farmer. She has six children: three sons and three daughters. Her eldest son is a welder, and her two younger sons are training to be mechanics. All three of her daughters are currently students. Edisimary shared that she completed the seventh grade but was unable to continue her education due to a lack of funding. Now, Edisimary and her husband work as farmers on a small piece of land where they eat what they grow and sell any surplus to generate income. During her free time, Edisimary enjoys listening to the radio. For the past three years, Edisimary has experienced painful swelling in her neck, shortness of breath, and difficulty swallowing which has impacted her voice. She has difficulty working, as her symptoms also cause her to tire quickly. Due to financial challenges, Edisimary has been unable to seek medical attention. A friend informed Edisimary of a surgical support program at our medical partner's care center and she decided to go hoping for support. There she was diagnosed with a bilateral goiter which requires surgery to prevent her symptoms from worsening. Thankfully, our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare, can help Edisimary. She is scheduled to undergo a thyroidectomy on June 6th at our medical partner's care center. Surgeons will remove all or part of her thyroid gland to help relieve her symptoms. This procedure will cost $252 and Edisimary and her family need help raising money for her treatment. Edisimary says, “I hope to get well and expect a complete recovery once I am given your kind support for surgery.”

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