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

Ester
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  • $633 raised, $0 to go
$633
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Ester's treatment was fully funded on January 8, 2018.

Photo of Ester post-operation

December 7, 2017

Ester underwent tonsil surgery.

After treatment, she can now swallow food without pain. She can breathe normally and is no longer in pain. She will attend college and pursue her dream of becoming a teacher.

Ester says, “I am very thankful to receive treatment and I am very well now. I will have a chance to join teaching college and I promise to do well in my studies and in my general life too.”

After treatment, she can now swallow food without pain. She can breathe normally and is no longer in pain. She will attend college and pursu...

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November 14, 2017

Ester is a self-confident 17-year-old girl from Tanzania. Esther lives with her family of six. Her father is a pastor at a church in northern Tanzania, while her mother is a tailor.

Ester began having infected tonsils in 2012. She has been experiencing breathing problems and intermittent chest pains. She often misses school due to her condition. Ester 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 Ester, which is scheduled to take place on November 16. Surgeons will remove her tonsils, hopefully relieving Ester of her symptoms and helping her live more comfortably.

Esther’s mother says, “I am very thankful to God for getting us to the Plaster House because I believe Esther will be treated and get well again. I hope she will be able to continue with her studies and reach her goals in life.”

Ester is a self-confident 17-year-old girl from Tanzania. Esther lives with her family of six. Her father is a pastor at a church in norther...

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Ester's Timeline

  • November 14, 2017
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Ester was submitted by Robert Kariuki, Process Coordinator at African Mission Healthcare Foundation, our medical partner in Tanzania.

  • November 15, 2017
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Ester's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • November 16, 2017
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Ester 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.

  • December 07, 2017
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Ester's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • January 08, 2018
    FULLY FUNDED

    Ester's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 1 donor

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Funded by 1 donor

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

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