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

Abraham
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  • $609 raised, $0 to go
$609
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Abraham's treatment was fully funded on October 13, 2019.

Photo of Abraham post-operation

October 14, 2019

Abraham underwent surgery to help him breathe.

Abraham had a successful surgery that has helped remove the overgrown adenoids that were blocking his sinus making breathing difficult for him. Abraham had to use his mouth to breathe most of the time. Through this surgery, Abraham now breathes freely and sleeps soundly without waking up gasping for air.

Abraham’s mother says, “My son is now doing fine and breathing well. Thank you very much and god bless you.”

Abraham had a successful surgery that has helped remove the overgrown adenoids that were blocking his sinus making breathing difficult for h...

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August 8, 2019

Abraham is a toddler from Tanzania. Since he was born, Abraham has been experiencing difficulty breathing. He was recently diagnosed with enlarged adenoids, which are the soft tissue behind the nasal cavity. Without treatment, this condition will cause Abraham’s symptoms to persist and possibly even intensify.

Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $609 to fund an adenoidectomy for Abraham, which is scheduled to take place on August 9. Surgeons will remove his adenoids, hopefully relieving Abraham of his symptoms and helping him live more comfortably.

Sabrina’s mother says, “The type of treatment we could afford has not helped treat his condition. We have been informed surgery is going to make him better agin but we are unable to afford the cost please help fund my son’s treatment cost.”

Abraham is a toddler from Tanzania. Since he was born, Abraham has been experiencing difficulty breathing. He was recently diagnosed with en...

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Abraham's Timeline

  • August 8, 2019
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

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

  • August 09, 2019
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Abraham 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 10, 2019
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Abraham's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • October 13, 2019
    FULLY FUNDED

    Abraham's treatment was fully funded.

  • October 14, 2019
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Abraham's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 22 donors

Funded by 22 donors

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