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Success! Christian from Tanzania raised $609 to fund surgery to help him breathe.

Christian
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$609
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$0
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Fully funded
Christian's treatment was fully funded on August 8, 2018.

Photo of Christian post-operation

August 2, 2018

Christian underwent surgery to help him breathe.

Surgery was successful, and his adenoids were removed. He can now sleep comfortably.

Christian’s mother says, “My son can now breathe well and sleep without waking up at night due to breathing problems. God bless you all.”

Surgery was successful, and his adenoids were removed. He can now sleep comfortably. Christian’s mother says, “My son can now breathe we...

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June 13, 2018

Christian is a baby from Tanzania. He is the first-born baby in his family. Christian loves to play with other kids and is very active. His father works as a driver, and his mother is a housewife.

Christian has been experiencing trouble breathing and eating and frequent sleep apnea. Frequent illness causes the family to make repeated trips to the hospital. He was recently diagnosed with enlarged adenoids, which are the soft tissue behind the nasal cavity. Without treatment, this condition will cause Christian’s symptoms to persist and possibly even intensify.

Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $609 to fund an adenoidectomy for Christian, which is scheduled to take place on June 14. Surgeons will remove his adenoids, hopefully relieving Christian of his symptoms and helping him live more comfortably.

Christian’s mother says, “Please help my son get this treatment so that he is able to eat well, breath without gasping for air, and have a peaceful sleep.”

Christian is a baby from Tanzania. He is the first-born baby in his family. Christian loves to play with other kids and is very active. His ...

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Christian's Timeline

  • June 13, 2018
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • June 17, 2018
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Christian's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • July 19, 2018
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Christian 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.

  • August 02, 2018
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Christian's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • August 08, 2018
    FULLY FUNDED

    Christian's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 13 donors

Funded by 13 donors

Treatment
Adenoidectomy
  • Cost Breakdown
  • Diagnosis
  • Procedure
On average, it costs $609 for Christian'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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100% of your donation funds life-changing surgery.